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April 5, 2010

Steve Jobs drops by Apple store on iPad Day

Posted: 12:27 PM ET

Apple CEO Steve Jobs stopped by the company's Palo Alto, California, store on Saturday as people lined up to buy Apple's new lust-device, the iPad.

The Apple guru, wearing jeans and a black hoodie, sneaks out of the store unmolested in this video, shot by CNN affiliate KTVU. Jobs is said to live nearby.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Jobs sauntered into the store about noon and spent about a half-hour inside, chatting with shoppers who appeared stunned to see him.

During his visit, Jobs gave a brief demo of the iPad to a young customer, according to this report.

Jobs, who is a cult hero among Apple fans, has called the iPad "magical" and "revolutionary."

For more on the iPad, check out our list of 12 commonly asked questions about the iPad, and this Wired story on choosing the iPad configuration that's right for you.

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Sency   April 5th, 2010 12:58 pm ET

Steve Jobbs is the man – he's turned apple around for sure

Greg Norad   April 5th, 2010 3:17 pm ET

ON the team? Baby, I AM the team!

The iPad Proves Video’s Importance, Even If It Can’t Record Video Itself   April 5th, 2010 5:19 pm ET

[...] Steve Jobs himself even popped into an Apple store to check out the launch-day festivities. [...]

globaleb   April 5th, 2010 5:45 pm ET

Lucky he popped into the store in California... the queues are around the corner on 5th avenue Manhattan... still if you want to be a new yorker you've got to have your own big apple!!

Khan   April 5th, 2010 7:36 pm ET

Too bad a bus didn't hit him.

gaetano marano   April 5th, 2010 7:57 pm ET

MANY (potential) iPad users want a BETTER device

Bob   April 5th, 2010 8:49 pm ET

AWESOME . . . and this from a PC user. I pre-ordered one of the WiFi+3G models and can't wait for it to ship later this month. I went to my local Apple store on Saturday and got to play with one first hand. I am blown away. This device is a winner!

Victor   April 5th, 2010 8:50 pm ET

It's simple the iPad is a light weight giant of information that will get
better and better and better. Netbooks will go away and Laptops are
just to heavy to carry around. The average person on the go will prefer
the ipad. I believe future iPads will have multi-tasking, flash and video-
conferencing. But for now great start !!!

Eric Sorensen   April 5th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Too bad all those Ipad and Iphone users can't view the video above...
It's a FLASH video!

Luis Lara-Vega   April 6th, 2010 12:27 am ET

Steve Jobs' Team has given us in such wonder of time, computer machines that will be written in the Books of Wisdom and
he is such a simple guy. I'm a stubborn apple novice and keep see
ing everytime such dedication to improve the quality and dependency
of such fascinating Apple equipment being offered at every corner.
Congratulations is simply not enough, I would say, thank you, You
All Incredible People !!!

chris   April 6th, 2010 1:05 am ET

I'm trying to view the video on my desktop and it keeps crashing. That's flash.

Andy   April 6th, 2010 2:53 am ET

Ya having problems with vid as well. Smart move on Jobs' part. He is making all of the right moves to make the launch a success. Skeptical about the iPad but he is without a doubt an excellent CEO. However, I still crack up at the parody vids. Thought this one was pretty funny.

jailbreaker   April 6th, 2010 8:21 am ET

What I want is full capability of my new tech toy…and with a jailbroken iPhone, I’m ready to see all that is capable of the iPad. I’m sure the Cydia developers will be putting together some nice, Apple unapproved, apps in the coming months! I’ve been watching for updates, are there any other good outlets with iPad only info??

Maya Dante Amihan, San Francisco, CA   April 6th, 2010 8:42 am ET

Good heavens, your video doesn't work!

Yarrley   April 7th, 2010 1:17 am ET

The video is broken. Maybe it will work on my iPad.

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Jason Rivera   May 14th, 2010 6:11 am ET

i am planning to buy an iPad since it looks lighter than a regular desknote and i don not use much of the features of a laptop.-;'

Rhys Phillips   June 17th, 2010 3:43 am ET

iPad is way too cool to own, i wanna buy one next month.~.*

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Sara Foster   July 23rd, 2010 1:00 pm ET

my girlfriend is going to give me an ipad on my birthday this month.`"~

Alexis Martin   September 9th, 2010 1:23 pm ET

i gave my girlfriend an ipad and she was very very happy;~;

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i am really dying to buy an iPad but it is so damn exepnsive in my opnion.."

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