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Apple's iPad is finally on sale in the UK after a delay due to the gadget's popularity in the United States.
The eagerly-anticipated touch-screen computer allows users to send emails, read novels, draw pictures and play games.
It will go on sale from £429 for the basic version to £699 for a model with Wi-Fi and 3G network access.
Apple stores across the UK opened an hour earlier at 8am to sell the iPad, with queues of shoppers overnight.
First in line outside Apple's flagship shop in Regent Street, London, was Jake Lee, 17, from Theydon Bois in Essex.
He said: "I just came down for the atmosphere, and I don't think I could have waited. I'm a gadget lover."
Currys and PC World will also stock the device at 139 stores.
However the launch has been overshadowed by 11 suspected employee suicides at the Chinese factory which makes the iPad amid reports of oppressive conditions.
Apple said it would independently investigate the deaths at Foxconn, which also supplies electronic products for Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
The company sold more than one million iPads in the US in the first 100 days after the April launch, making it a faster seller than the iPhone.