I made a joke about people lining up already to get the iPhone 3g when it was announced back in early June. Sure I knew people would start lining up a day or two before they went on sale. However, I can’t believe that people started lining up A FULL WEEK before they go on sale this coming Friday!
The good folks over at MacNN posted this report and picture above about people lining up this past Friday at the 5th Avenue NYC store.
The true meaning of “get a life!”
Sure, I plan to get the new iPhone 3g as quickly as I can (mainly to report on it here and update my book), but not if it means camping out overnight (let alone for a week!). I’m almost tempted to hop on a plane, fly to NYC and ask them “why?”
If last year’s launch is any indication of the availability of the new iPhone, there should be plenty to at least last throughout the weekend. Especially now that you have to do in-store activation and it will be one per person activating the phone. You’ll probably be able to walk right into a store on Saturday morning or even Sunday and buy one with no waiting. Is being first really that important?
Here’s a test?
Remember the guy who got the first iPhone last year?…………….. Exactly! No one cares.
I’m sure they’ll be handing the first person in this line their iPhone with a stick. I feel sorry for the Apple Store employee that has to sit there with him while he gets his phone activated. PU!
I pray that there is never anything I would want that bad that I’d be willing to live on the street for a week to get it! If you happen to be one of those folks in line already reading this, please respond below with your reasons. C’mon, I gotta know! Good luck!
UPDATE: Apparently the group is trying to set a world record for the longest wait in line to buy something. See their website here.