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  • Some iPhone 4 Buyers Already iCamping



    If the early bird gets the worm, perhaps the early bird will also get the new iPhone 4.

    There are scattered reports around the country this weekend of people already setting up camp outside their nearest Apple store to wait in line until doors open on June 24th so that they may be the first to purchase and take home the updated Apple smartphone. As you may have heard in passing, the 4th generation iPhone has already encountered one or two supply problems.

    Apparently the best way to ensure preordering is to take a week (or longer) and stand in line ahead of everyone else looking to purchase the same device. Justin Wagoner of Dallas, for example, is making headlines for being among the "fearless and loyal" Apple fans willing to set up camp and be the first to greet iPhone 4 when it officially arrives Thursday. Wagoner, who pitched his tent Wednesday, has already been in line and slept outside for three nights.

    His only complaint? The heat. "The heat is just killing me," the 25-year-old tells the Dallas Morning News. And with predicted temperatures of at least 100 degrees each day through the end of next week, Wagoner will be sweatin' to the oldies on his iPod until the new iPhone 4 is in hand.

    Although the online preorder program got off on the wrong foot (to say the least) with server crashes and security glitches of epic proportions, it's a safe bet that this dude would still be outside and in line even if he had the choice to painlessly preorder his device. You see, the Dallas native has a tradition going, as this extended wait marks the third time he's gone iCamping ahead of a new iPhone launch.

    At least when June 24th finally does arrive, Wagoner won't have 600,000 people in front of him like many iPhone 4 shoppers encountered at the start of preordering.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Some iPhone 4 Buyers Already iCamping started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 114 Comments
    1. gary86's Avatar
      gary86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by redcard View Post
      If you don't like it don't talk about it? Nice attitude there, soldier.

      People support the troops cos they actually believe you're usually doing a good thing. History usually proves otherwise.

      It's a pity you don't learn proper English in the military, cos I thought communication was kinda important.

      Anyway, glad your pal is doing OK. Wonder how the people he robbed, beat, stabbed, in his previous life, are doing now.
      This is a forum not an english paper so yes I usually don't freak out about writing. Not sure how you can make fun of someone when you wrote "cos"?!?! Actually he was court ordered due to reckless driving, so it was 1 year jail or sign-up. So he didn't hurt anyone (nice try though)...

      Anyway we have offically jacked this thread (I say WE because atleast 3 of us are guilty of it)

      BACK ON TOPIC....sorry MODS. Rock on iCamper in Dallas.
    1. tribe51's Avatar
      tribe51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gary86 View Post
      This is a forum not an english paper so yes I usually don't freak out about writing. Not sure how you can make fun of someone when you wrote "cos"?!?! Actually he was court ordered due to reckless driving, so it was 1 year jail or sign-up. So he didn't hurt anyone (nice try though)...

      Anyway we have offically jacked this thread (I say WE because atleast 3 of us are guilty of it)

      BACK ON TOPIC....sorry MODS. Rock on iCamper in Dallas.
      Youre right....Back on topic. Its gotta be hot there in Dallas all day. I would never camp out this long for a phone but to each his own.
    1. 3gs1289's Avatar
      3gs1289 -
      And people wonder why society on general has taken so many steps back. You have idiots camping out for a week to buy a damn phone.... WOW.... this guy has some issues. When you think a damn telephone is worth camping 7 days for its time you get a life check and figure out what went wrong
    1. redcard's Avatar
      redcard -
      So he choose the military rather than a year in jail? Sounds more like a coward than a hero to me
    1. gary86's Avatar
      gary86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by redcard View Post
      So he choose the military rather than a year in jail? Sounds more like a coward than a hero to me
      not sure if you noticed or not but we are back on topic...NO ONE ENTERTAIN THIS COMMENT.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3gs1289 View Post
      And people wonder why society on general has taken so many steps back. You have idiots camping out for a week to buy a damn phone.... WOW.... this guy has some issues. When you think a damn telephone is worth camping 7 days for its time you get a life check and figure out what went wrong
      If you had bothered checking the article, you'd know that the guy has issues in the form of a seizure disorder. He has no job at the time being and it's summer. The guy is taking a week to chill and have fun with the attention he's getting waiting for a product he likes. He's not some world-known surgeon who is literally killing patients because he's not in the hospital.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by gary86 View Post
      I don't think he is self-righteous, he served in the military for his and everyone elses rights and was injured. It does take certain person to join the military or everyone would do it, don't knock him for it. You're right it doesnt make him or other military memebers better people but it does make him very patriotic to risk his own life for the safety of yours! Just remember that when you speak your mind freely and have the rights that you do compared to other countries. And yes I am in the military as well.

      SUBJECT: Let the guy camp if he wishes, me personally I reserved mine and will be online about 1-2 hours early.
      What rights of mine was he fighting for? It's been a while since any country directly threatened any of my rights. I'm assuming he's not an 80+ year old WW2 vet.
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      Ok to everyone who says the military has nothing to defends our rights from... Your welcome. To those who support our military... Thank you. Topic is done. Sorry I brought anything up. This is an iPhone forum, let's not get all political on everyone.


      On another note, I think I'm going to camp out next year TWO weeks early. And when everyone asks why... Cause I want y'all to talk about me.
    1. General Klinger's Avatar
      General Klinger -
      I am gonna stand in line 2hrs early on Thursday morning and hope I get one. If not, I will wait till mid-july for the Apple Store to ship
    1. sunnywala's Avatar
      sunnywala -
      i saw this guy yesterday... looked like a dumbass
      we tried not to be rude and laugh, but he knows that people think he is an idiot. He didnt look mentally challenged to me
    1. lunercrab's Avatar
      lunercrab -
      if anyone in my area doesn't want to camp out, why not have this guy do it for you....seriously who would pay someone to stand in line for them...
      Spot in line for iPhone4- Apple Store
    1. Shumdit's Avatar
      Shumdit -
      Quote Originally Posted by sunnywala View Post
      i saw this guy yesterday... looked like a dumbass
      we tried not to be rude and laugh, but he knows that people think he is an idiot. He didnt look mentally challenged to me
      He has a seizure disorder, which does not mean he is mentally challenged ( we all know you wanted to say retarded). I say this is proof of how great America is- he has the freedom to spend a week camping for a phone if he feels like it, and we have the right to criticize him or pat him on the back.
    1. General Klinger's Avatar
      General Klinger -
      Quote Originally Posted by lunercrab View Post
      if anyone in my area doesn't want to camp out, why not have this guy do it for you....seriously who would pay someone to stand in line for them...
      Spot in line for iPhone4- Apple Store
      Tha's crazy! LOL I'd pay $50 since I am making a profit on my 3GS currently on Ebay, but not $300
    1. geoffe's Avatar
      geoffe -
      I drove by the ATT store today and only 2 guys camping out. I am going to join the line tomorrow night.