Staff applaud Ricardo Ortega, the first customer to enter the Apple store to buy a new iPad 2 in Madrid Friday, March 11, 2011.
Apple's iPhone 2 tablet computer went on sale at a computer shop March 25, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Apple began selling the successor to its successful iPad in 25 countries today, including Canada, Australia and countries across Europe.
Long lines were reported outside Apple stores across Europe and Australia. Stores in the U.S. are slated to swing open at 5PM, eastern time.
People wait in line to buy Apple's iPad 2 outside the Apple store in Stockholm, Sweden.
Shoppers in Berlin try out the new Apple iPad 2 on the first day the tablet computer went on sale.
Jewels Lewis enters the store as first in the queue to purchase the new Apple iPad 2 at Apple Store, Regent Street on March 25, 2011 in London, England.