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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. Vish's Avatar
      Vish -
      I've said it on another forum and i'll say it here. Everyone has their thing. Some people spend stupid amounts of money/time no cars. Some people spend stupid amounts on clothes. He spends it waiting for a phone.

      Everyone has their thing.
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      How early are you guys going to wait if you're going to AT&T for non reserve or preordered. How early???
    1. whodatfan's Avatar
      whodatfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by mastuul View Post
      Wow, there are a bunch of haters on here. I agree with Jmataska. Maybe he takes his week of vacation every summer at this time just to do this. Maybe he gets laid so much he doesn't need to worry about taking a few days to camp out. Maybe he's independently wealthy or a street pharmacist. Who cares what another person does with their time?

      The guy with the "emo" comment apparently has no idea what that means, and the "idumbarse" guy is the dumb-*** for making up that word.

      Go get your iPhone boy!

    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      this had got to be the funniest posts I've ever read thru....the nerds defending the nerds and the adults that can't make sense out of it making fun of the nerds.

      I think I just thought up part 4 for a REVENGE OF THE NERDS movie....or did they do that already? Screw it, make it 3D too!
    1. godsrainbow1984's Avatar
      godsrainbow1984 -
      He's even posting and updating on this thread:
      [ame=http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=310963]First iPhone 4 Camper spotted - Mac Forums[/ame]

      Just because it's not something you would do doesn't make it something that someone else wouldn't want to do...

      It's not something I would have fun doing, but hey life is short so why not make the most of it in any way you deem fun?

      *puts on her hata' blockerz*
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      LIfe have = NO.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      I think this guy also shows up as Darth Nihilus at the premiere of Star Wars movies.
    1. Mrinfame's Avatar
      Mrinfame -
      If u get laid and paid cool let they guy have his phone. If he doesn't have a life n you do koo let the guy have his phone if he's crazy enough to stand in line to get a phone let him have his phone you realize that to make an iPhone 4 it takes the dedication that this man has and that is why apple is the first to make an iPhone 4 so if he wants to be the first to have his phone **** let em have it go man get yer phone! But uh if u don't get paid or laid and aren't gonna get yer phone on time and posting on a thread about a man who will get his phone b4 u guess who's iloser! Lol
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      I have no idea why so many people feel the need to call this man an idiot or whatever you can come up with. Me personally, no this would not be my idea of fun. Almost everyone on here is getting the iPhone4 with MAYBE 1% of those who can justify the purchase of an iPhone. I have mine showing up to my house on thursday because I'm just lazy like that. I have no way of defending my purchase with any solid reasoning. I got it because I had the money and wanted it. Plain and simple. I wanted it, I got it. He wants to camp, he's camping. I bet when Buzz Aldrin went into space people said he was stupid and crazy for doing it. "To each his own."

      Let the man do what he wants in peace. At least he's not a crack addicted windows fanatic claiming to be the inventor of windows 8
    1. reyg25atx's Avatar
      reyg25atx -
      Why would he just not use the iWake app on his existing iPhone so he could have placed his iOrder for his iPhone 4 on Apple's site as soon iDay pre-orders were allowed???
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      What the...oh wait, he's from Texas, explains it all, loser.

      I'm going to try my luck at Arndale Apple on Thursday at midday...
      What does being from Texas have anything to do with it? WTF?!?! You might find yourself stranded with talk like that! There are a lot of users here from Texas like SB and Posidian, so go eff yourself!!!
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      i reserved an iphone 4 through apple does anyone know if im guaranteed one?
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      what a kook
    1. bran676's Avatar
      bran676 -
      this guy is called a loser
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      People just want to be involved in something so icamping is just a people thing cool that is
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      @Giancarlo you worded it perfectly
    1. reyg25atx's Avatar
      reyg25atx -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Maestro View Post
      i reserved an iphone 4 through apple does anyone know if im guaranteed one?

      you should be able to view your order on Apple's site and received a confirmtaion email sent to your email address. If you have that I am sure you will get your iPhone 4. The only question is When?
    1. capt mark's Avatar
      capt mark -
      To each his own. If this guy wants to sweat it out in a tent for seven days, more power to him. Personally, I agree with comedian Ron White, I wouldn't camp out for seven days even if I were camping
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whodatfan View Post
      This is just stupid. I bet he plays world of warcraft and dresses in a darth vader outfit too. Dude is an idumbarse.
      you just deescribed me LOL and i look more normal than anything.
      but i rather go as a stormtrooper than darth vadee