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  • [PICS] Standing in Line for the iPhone 3GS

    We're standing here in line at the Tampa International Plaza Apple Store. The time is 6:30AM, and you can see from the images below there's already over 50 people in line - so much for 6AM being early. There's no WiFi available out here in the parking lot, so good ol' PdaNet is my strength when the net is weak.

    The Apple store will be opening at 7AM. Of course we pre-ordered, so we should be in there with an iPhone 3GS within the hour. Our inside Apple guy tells us employees have been in the store since before 5. Keep checking this post for more pics and info as we get in the store and get the phone.

    EDIT: Looks like the first guy in line got here at noon yesterday... and the second guy was 8PM yesterday. There was about a half dozen folks who actually spent the night here in Tampa.

    EDIT TWO: Apple guys say the guy who got there at noon yesterday isn't even the account holder on his account - meaning he just got sent home. Niiiiiice.

    Are you in line? Shoot us an email with a photo or two and we'll get it posted to this thread... or just attach it in a post yourself if you've got WiFi and a laptop. over now!

    EDIT THREE: And now we've got it! 32GB White... ready for that upcoming jailbreak and unlock.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [PICS] Standing in Line for the iPhone 3GS started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. bruinsrme's Avatar
      bruinsrme -
      Literately walked into my local best buy at 11am and at 1122am was walking out with 2 32 3Gs phones activated and awaiting Jali breaking.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Apple Store Fifth Avenue New York @ 6 PM still packed...

    1. marys25's Avatar
      marys25 -
      is anyone else having problems with ATT activating your phone?
    1. manny0's Avatar
      manny0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mdc929 View Post
      Buffalo, NY
      2nd person in "pre-order" line

      hahah I went there this morning after picking up my 16GB White 3GS in Erie PA with no line or pre order . went to the movies and shopped small world
    1. dtn's Avatar
      dtn -
      Quote Originally Posted by EmericAn View Post
      I picked mine up at noon haha, I was smart and pre-ordered, why get up early?....damn

      EDIT: Oh, and haha they were NOT that happy when they took my old 2G to transfer my contacts and saw it was jailbroken hahahaha, it was pretty amusing.

      What did them apple people say when they saw jailbroken iPhone?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by mnoraznan View Post
      why not wait next year?
      by then OS 4.0 will be out...
      and then the iPhone would have:

      4 megapixel...or 3.8?
      Flash? (mybe not, 2012?)
      video call? (nah...)

      To be honest, 3GS blows. There's already video and audio recording app in Cydia. The speed? its not like ppl would want to run particle simulations or anything...juz the same apps
      come on apple, dont withheld upgrades and let it trickles bit by bit and happily watching ppl line up and pay their hard-earned money for every little iterations..limit that to OSX please....juz straight up give us the most powerful phone ever..and not do upgrades annually

      As it is, I wont be parting with my 3G anytime soon..
      Thats why ppl jailbreak...to squeeze every damn last power that they can from each pricey iterations...
      Good for you. Why say all this in these posts? These same people will probably get next years model too. I MADE money on the deal unlocking and selling my 3G so I don't really see how people think it isn't worth it. I guess "worth it" is defined VERY differently between different people.

      Quote Originally Posted by dtn View Post
      What did them apple people say when they saw jailbroken iPhone?
      I imagine nothing as it was not their business really...
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      im really close to pulling the trigger on the 3gs but im just waitng to unlock my phone so i can have a better shot at selling it
    1. grimlock1's Avatar
      grimlock1 -
      Thats crazy I live up in Seattle and did not have to wait in line matter of fact I went to the apple store @ about 6.30 pm when my wife got home and scored two 32gb black Iphone 3GS I must be lucky
    1. trojohn39532's Avatar
      trojohn39532 -
      Sometimes there are benefits to living in a small town.
      I live in Biloxi MS, there's only 1 AT&T retailer and no Apple store, but I went to AT&T at 7:30 (they opened @ 7:00), walked right to to counter, canceled my preorder (ordered after the 16th), ported my old T-Mobile number over and was on my way home by 7:45 with the same phone that I preordered (white 32gb).