Wait is Over for Apple Fans

The new Apple iPad Credit: PA

Apple fans who have spent days sleeping on the street waiting for the third iPad to go on sale will finally get their reward this morning.

Zohaib Ali, 21, from Uxbridge, north-west London, was first in line outside the flagship Apple store on London's Regent Street after queuing for five days.

"The iPad is the best product of the year and there won't be any more until 2013 so I am happy to queue. I love Apple products," he said.

Mr Ali has autism and his mother, Rahat Ali, believes Apple products have helped him overcome his disability.

She said: "Apple products are very good for autism. They are very easy to use and he is relaxed when he is using them. Usually he doesn't want to go out in a crowd but he is very happy queuing here."