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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. JAG2621's Avatar
      JAG2621 -
      I got mine in 30 minutes. No line. The only thing that slowed it down was the internet traffic on AT&T. There computers were at a crawl due to server overload.
    1. mainc21's Avatar
      mainc21 -
      My Iphone 3G S just arrived at my home at 10:00am in California. Too bad, I'm at work right now and won't get to see it until after 4pm
    1. ryanofdiamonds's Avatar
      ryanofdiamonds -
      I woke up late after promising myself I'd be first in line.
      Haha.
      I got there at 11 A.M.
      AT&T store was packed (little rock, ar)
      I finally got in good place among people as i know almost all employees since im on my 5th iphone.
      Got the last white 32gb.
      It's beautiful

      **btw i need a new signature, this was from the first-gen haha**
    1. sleek's Avatar
      sleek -
      PAWNAGE TOOL 3.0 IS OUT FOR MAC'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO TO OFFICIAL TORRENTS!!!!!!!! iphonedev - TPB
    1. ClemsonJeeper's Avatar
      ClemsonJeeper -
      Quote Originally Posted by sleek View Post
      PAWNAGE TOOL 3.0 IS OUT FOR MAC'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO TO OFFICIAL TORRENTS!!!!!!!! iphonedev - TPB
      FYI, from the dev team blog:

      7) PwnageTool will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.
    1. viperstarpoint9's Avatar
      viperstarpoint9 -
      Just got my iPhone 3G S had it in my hand by 7:22 am. Oh and I was in riverside county. I walked out a 9:35 am. I hat you ATT you cant get even a simple upgrade right.
    1. jswann21's Avatar
      jswann21 -
      I already got my 4 in the mail and slept in till 10:00.
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      Thank you for standing in line for 6 hours, you've just completed our line simulator. Would you like a photo of yourself enjoying the ride?
    1. gladesmellzgood's Avatar
      gladesmellzgood -
      I got mine in the mail at 1030 but it removed my mms, but other than that the phone is remarkably fast! Hopefully I can get MMS up and running again this weekend.
    1. EmericAn's Avatar
      EmericAn -
      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.
    1. viperstarpoint9's Avatar
      viperstarpoint9 -
      Next time that happens tell them to f*** off and say hey I'm not here for a warranty issue, I'm buying a new phone from you arn't i. i hate those elitist apple *** holes who dont deseve the job because they think they are better than every one, only because they have a job with apple.
    1. JerseyScottie's Avatar
      JerseyScottie -
      Little do all these people know that they're purchasing something so very similar to the 3G
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JerseyScottie View Post
      Little do all these people know that they're purchasing something so very similar to the 3G
      Only similar looking. Totally different beast on the inside and thats what counts.
    1. JerseyScottie's Avatar
      JerseyScottie -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Only similar looking. Totally different beast on the inside and thats what counts.
      speed/quality wise yes definitely. But features wise no.Granted you and i know about all the internal specs but we both also know that the majority of people waiting in line have no idea.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JerseyScottie View Post
      speed/quality wise yes definitely. But features wise no.Granted you and i know about all the internal specs but we both also know that the majority of people waiting in line have no idea.
      I have to agree with you there. Some people just want to be the first to have the shiney new iPhone! Then they get home and open up the box and say "WTF its the same as the 3G!".
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RdGzKp View Post
      there was no line in Reading,Pa for me and they didnt have any of the 16gig white 3gs's unless u preordered it like me
      they had them where i went. the att by target still had two left when i got there
    1. Bobbolo's Avatar
      Bobbolo -
      Had to wait about an hour but they had plenty of 3gs phones.

      Now to figure out how to unlock and jailbreak!!
    1. jerichox's Avatar
      jerichox -
      i never had any luck with stuff that i bought that was its first run.. i will wait..
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      I thought the lines were kinda funny. I pre-ordered and picked mine up around noon after I woke-up. The guy at at&t called me this morning and said my phone was in and to come any time to get it. Silly lines. lol I guess it could be worse though. I mean iPhone fans aren't as bad as Star Wars or Star Trek fans with the whole line-waiting thing. haha

      Congrats to everyone that was able to get thier iPhones today, and good luck to those still in a holding pattern waiting on one. Best of luck. -fin
    1. Saosin's Avatar
      Saosin -
      Anyone know when stores will be having more? I had to work today and didn't get a chance to run to the store to get one.