Live Dispatch From The iPad Line At SF's Flagship Apple Store

The wait is already over in some parts of the country. But here in San Francisco, a huge line of people are braving San Francisco’s frigid morning to be among the first to receive their coveted iPads.

In the interest of documenting the event for people who aren’t fortunate enough to have a flagship Apple store in their back yards, I’ll be live streaming the occasion using Qik on my Nexus One (note that even the sight of an Android phone may send some of these fanboys into a frenzy, so I’ve placed an Apple sticker over the Google logo).

Update: We’ve ended the live stream, but here’s the archived footage.

First half

Second half of the live stream — skip ahead a bit if you want to see the countdown and Apple employees clapping to welcome the first few people in line