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With Apple's new iPad hitting stores across the world today we got down to Apple flagship Regent's Street store to have a chat with the tech obessives picking one up.

It turns out their knowledge of what they were buying was, well, let's say inconsistent, and sometimes really quite wrong.

From one chap who was buying it exclusively for its 4G connectivity, which will be about as useful as a chocolate teapot for at least another year before the UK's 4G network is launched, to another man who was looking forward to using the iPad's spreadsheet functionality.

 

All over the world Apple fans had been queuing in some cases for two days to get their hands on Apple's latest shiny whirligig.

The retina display toting third generation iPad also sports an amped-up Apple dual core A5X processor, and quad core graphics CPU.

Some Apple devotees were upset to see the iPhone 4S's virtual PA, Siri, was left out of this iteration, but they still came in their droves, as the company once again proved that despite the Jobs of its visionary leader, its still a force to be reckoned with.

Critical reception for the device has been unanimously positive with The Verge's Joshua Topolsky calling it comfortably the best tablet computer on the market.

Although this chap in Japan clearly knew something the rest of us didn't.

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