Seems early to proclaim Apple's iPad Mini a failure in China but IDG News Service is reporting that initial demand for the device is “nearly nonexistent.” That's a switch:

Where did all the lines go?

Intriguing. I’m personally itching to own a Mini.

(via IDG News Service and PC World Australia; photo via DigitalTrends.)

So much for getting an iPad Mini for Christmas …

Apple’s iPad mini seems to be a success, and that has attracted the criminal element’s attention. According to the New York Post, a shipment of Apple’s iPad mini, numbering 3,600 devices and with a total value of $1.5 million, was taken from JFK airport from the same location that a group stole $5 million in cash and $900,000 in jewelry in 1978 …”

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