SAN FRANCISCO, MACWORLD / IWORLD 2012 — The exhibit hall was hopping today, with plenty of Apple enthusiasts checking out the various booths and panel discussions throughout the day.
Today’s crowd — not surprisingly — was the most diverse of the three-day event due to the “weekend factor”, and among the crowd were a lot of first-time attendees who were pretty happy with what they saw.
“I’m impressed,” said Colby from Portland when asked about his thoughts on the 2012 edition of the event.
He’s an admitted first-timer, and was well aware of how past Macworlds had dropped in attendance since Apple’s official departure from the event.
“There’s a lot of people here.”
When expo newcomers weren’t chatting up their positive experience on the floor, they were taking to social media to endorse the event. Brett Kelly is another first-time attendee and he expressed his thoughts on Macworld / iWorld over Twitter.
“I am having an absolutely epic time at Macworld,” Kelly tweeted. “I’ll definitely be back.”
Even as the day at Moscone West wound to a close, the exhibit hall was still pulsating with life. Many booths were still entertaining a tremendous amount of attendees despite “last call” less than 30 minutes away.
While there are many Macworld veterans who still long for the days of Apple’s presence, those who made the trek to the event for the first time were more than happy just to be part of the energy that surrounded Macworld / iWorld this year.