All of the iPad 2s allocated by Apple for the Taiwan market were snapped up by locals on the first day of sale, as expected by market analysts, reports “The China Post” ( One retail chain said it also received orders for 1,000 units from customers who failed to purchase the new product from the first shipment, the article adds.

The Apple tablet officially went on sale in Taiwan Friday morning. Apple’s main distributors in Taiwan — Studio A, DataExpress Infotech Co. and Tsann Kuen Enterprise Co. — opened their doors to long lines of customers at 11 a.m.

At one of Tsann Kuen’s Taipei stores, several hundred people braved the rains to gather an hour before it opened, waiting to buy Apple’s next-generation tablet PC that was first launched in the United States in March this year, says “The China Post.” Some Apple product fans said they queued for 27 hours for the chance to buy an iPad 2, the article adds.