Opera Apple Store in Paris, image courtesy of Rohid Jetha

If you were thinking that the new iPad‘s lack of a redesigned body or quad-core CPU was going to affect customer demand, think again. In typical pre-launch fashion, lines are forming around the world for Apple’s new tablet.

Although most retailers won’t be opening their doors until 8am tomorrow morning, some stores have announced that they will start selling the new iPad as early as 12:01 EST here in the States…

As noted by MacStories, lines have started to form in front of Apple Stores and other chains around the world. The site has a pretty nice gallery going of iPad line photos, and it looks like most places are packed.

Our buddy Craig Fox (see above), who is heading up the 2012 JailbreakCon project, sent us a photo of the line at the Regent Street Apple Store in London. He says there appears to be roughly 30-40 people around him.

Initially, the new iPad will be launching in 10 countries including the US, Canada, UK, Germany and Hong Kong. That’s a pretty big deal considering the iPad 2 was only available in the US on opening day last year.

What do the lines look like in your area?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve got a good LINE of sight to the office door. The FedEx Driver doesn’t stand a chance.

  • Apple Slaves!!! 😛

    *jk*

  • I have set up camp in my front garden waiting for the courier man to arrive!

  • I’m about to release a book on my 10 nights camping at the Apple Store for the 4S without spending any money in line. Generated over $30,000 of free products from over 150 companies worldwide.

    Used Apples huge marketing and media influence!

    @shoesmith81 on twitter and google Rob Shoesmith

  • No queueing here either. Just need to wait for the courier to arrive tomorrow.

  • Jesus standing outside waiting for this FedEx truck to come. It’s pissing me off. I honestly don’t no if i can make it through the night. I’m just going call it quits and hopefully there’s not a line forming in front of my front door tomorrow. Jeff my quest here is done I’m packing my chair and just going to sleep. Lol got to love pre-orders. Waited 14 hrs in line for iPhone 4 in the cold streets of Boston will never do it again.

  • a smit

    bunch of retarded zombie-consumers — when are these child-like people going to realize how utterly stupid waiting a day outside for an electronic gadget is?

    i think we are doomed lol

  • Jex

    Will wait for first review from iDB

  • Got up at 5 this AM and checked, no FedEx yet. Door is open and waiting. This driver won’t escape unil he delivers.