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  • NYC Apple Store: A Line Has Already Formed


    Apple isn't scheduled to formally unveil the next generation iPhone(s) for another four days, but there's already a line forming outside of Apple's retail store in New York City.

    Of course, just because Apple will show off its iPhone 5S (and possibly iPhone 5C) next week doesn't mean that the devices will be available next week. Per the standard operating procedure around Cupertino, preorders will commence within days of the new iPhone reveal, followed by another week or so before shipments go out.

    In other words, the folks in line outside of the Apple Store in the Big Apple will be outside for approximately two weeks.

    And they're okay with that.

    Here's how the headline over at Venture Beat describes the situation: "These idiots are already lining up at Apple’s NYC store for the new iPhone launch."

    "We think the new iPhone will be available on [Sept. 20] … that’s our speculation, since it’s usually out on the Friday after the introduction,” Jon Murphy, one of the "iCampers," said. “So we think we’ll be out here for about two weeks.”

    Want to hear the really outrageous part? The two guys profiled in Venture Beat weren't even the first in line.

    “I for sure thought we’d be first, no question,” Murphy said. “But there were two people who arrived last night … they’ve apparently done this for three years.”

    Source: VentureBeat
    This article was originally published in forum thread: NYC Apple Store: A Line Has Already Formed started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. mwhite67's Avatar
      mwhite67 -
      Someone should tell them you can preorder one online and have it sent to your house.
    1. iRevival's Avatar
      iRevival -
      I waited in line the night before the iPhone 5 released last year. I was number 4 in line lol. Ill probably do the same this year though. Going to preorder the 5C unlocked through Apple and stand out the night before for the 5S. I want the champagne one! Lol
    1. klip2006's Avatar
      klip2006 -
      im all up for lining up for something that you really want, but come on... This product isnt even ANNOUNCED. WTF?
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      If there is one thing we can take away from this, it's that humans are stupid and that's not all that surprising.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by docmagoo2 View Post
      Don't these people work?
      I bet not the average New Yorker on welfare makes $49,000.00 a year
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      I waited in line over night when the local Chick-Fil-A opened. They give away free meals for a year to the first 100 customers. That was 10yrs ago when I was in college, now I have a job and a family.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Do they work? If not who's buying their iPhones anyway?
    1. sammy1977's Avatar
      sammy1977 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Christophxr View Post
      I don't know. Spending a weekend just sitting outside, maybe with a friend or two, getting to know a bunch of strangers over the next few days as well? That actually doesn't sound too bad. It's almost like these Apple lines are social experiments now that I think about it... and that makes it tempting, in a way, to wait in line not for the product, but for the line.

      Not... People need to get a job and a life.
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by sammy1977 View Post
      Not... People need to get a job and a life.
      They obviously have jobs and are somewhat successful if they can afford to camp outside an apple store for two weeks only to buy an expensive iPhone... I and all of my friends took a week's vacation when Diablo 3 came out. Y'all need to stop hatin' on people just because they choose to spend their time differently.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      The last time I waited online was for the iPhone 3GS, wait time was about 19 hours. It took a lot longer because Apple couldn't handle orders and computers kept crashing left and right. Meanwhile, my boss kept blowing up my phone wondering why I wasn't at work. I actually put my job on the line for that phone, I kept telling myself that I was too close to leave after 19 hours!!! Haven't done that sense, totally not worth it.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Geeks and their toys haha.
    1. frankjc81's Avatar
      frankjc81 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      Ok then where do I get a jb for 6.1.4? Clueless lol. Everyone I've known on MMI for years now have a Droid as a secondary or primary device for this very reason.
      Like I said you are clueless. You didn't buy your iphone 5 with 6.1.4 if you "ditched" your 4 for it. Probably means you bought it last year. So if you upgraded to 6.1.4 then you are clueless. You could have jail broke you phone. And FYI, check out evasion. Maybe, just maybe they have a jailbreak for 6.1.4. Smh. Like I said, there will always be a jailbreak for ever iphone on ever firmware.

      Quote Originally Posted by Donnutt View Post
      They obviously have jobs and are somewhat successful if they can afford to camp outside an apple store for two weeks only to buy an expensive iPhone... I and all of my friends took a week's vacation when Diablo 3 came out. Y'all need to stop hatin' on people just because they choose to spend their time differently.
      What job lets you miss work for two weeks? Even still they aren't getting paid for those two weeks. If they are making a lot of money then why not just buy one off eBay and still go to work? Paying double for the phone will still save them more money than missing work for two weeks.
    1. Venom1234's Avatar
      Venom1234 -
      Losers