Hurricane-hardened New Yorkers snapped up the iPad Mini today: Topeka's Brian White reports the...

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Hurricane-hardened New Yorkers snapped up the iPad Mini today: Topeka's Brian White reports the flagship 5th Avenue store sold out in an hour. Lines were much smaller elsewhere, though Piper still thinks 1.5M in weekend sales is possible. Meanwhile, Apple (AAPL -3.3%) has been banned from selling the iPhone in Mexico under its current name after a court ruled the name is too similar to iFone, trademarked by a local firm in '03. Like the Chinese iPad dispute with Proview, this will probably end with a payoff. (earlier) Update: The Verge claims reports of a ban are off, though it looks as if the court "ordered Apple to pay substantial fines and perhaps even pull the iPhone from market."