Insanity: First iPhone line forms in Manhattan (four days early)

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  • Reply 21 of 67
    Here in Southern California, we see guys that look like that, holding signs like that, on freeway offramps all the time.
  • Reply 22 of 67
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,953member
    I'm sorry, but I think there's a fine line between "enthusiasm" and "dumbass". Do two people parking on a bench really make a line? I suppose it might, but it's a story I'd be too embarrassed to run.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CommonSense View Post


    I WOULD say this embarrasses us Mac fans, but I've got a sneaking suspicion this isn't a Mac guy. This guy is like the 70% or so of iPod owners that sully their lone Apple products by connecting it to a Windows-based PC. Another bandwagon-hopper that I, as a Mac user since The Darkest Days In Apple History, gladly spit upon.



    Yes, I realize I just fulfilled every cliche about the Mac user, and created a few new ones, in that paragraph alone. (shrug)



    I'd say that you are an embarrassment too, for being some sort of "intellectual purity" fascist.
  • Reply 23 of 67
    so i told a friend this story and the conversation went in this direction...



    Me:Maybe they'll get mugged.

    Friend:I sure hope so.
  • Reply 24 of 67
    kcmackcmac Posts: 1,051member
    I'm thinkin he will sell his place in line. Four days of staying power just doesn't look like somethin this guy has ever done.
  • Reply 25 of 67
    titoctitoc Posts: 58member
    Originally Posted by bedouin

    Quote:

    He sounds like Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.





    "Hey, you kids . . . uh get outta my pool!!!! . . . but leave the porn mags on da floor there."



    "Hey, you got credentials?"



  • Reply 26 of 67
    WHy is this guy asking for metrocards? Why would this guy need metrocards? He isnt asking for them, but isnt it better to list $, or something more appropriate for the occasion?



    He will likely get mugged, sitting in a lawn chair in NY at night. Some homeless guy will want food, and he's packed.



    I wonder if this guy got a tent. It looks like he has lawn chairs to eat, sleep, ect. in. I have a feeling this guy will have his spot taken when he has to take a leak. He likely

    Because this guy is getting media attention, it would be smart if he got a Shirt with an ad on it. If i lived in manhattan (or new york for that matter) i would ask his shirt size, but im in california. Oh well.



    As stated earlier, it would be nice if he didnt look like a homeless guy (and had a typed sign.)
  • Reply 27 of 67
    NEW THEORY!



    I think he's actually being paid to wait in line for someone else.



    * He's unemployed, so why not do it for the money?

    * He didn't seem to really know much about the iPhone either... "I'll see how it works".



    I bet that's it. Somebody put him up to this...
  • Reply 28 of 67
    joe28753joe28753 Posts: 82member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by eAi View Post


    What did you address it to? "The guy sitting by the big glass box in Manhattan"?



    haha, yea, i addressed it to "Greg, first in line for iPhone"



    then under that i put the apple store address. then i put a little note in the corner for the postman saying he's probably outside in line, or might be inside the store. (don't know when the letter will get there)
  • Reply 29 of 67
    eat@meeat@me Posts: 321member
    he's being paid to wait on behalf of someone else and is also begging getting national TV exposure.





    What a LOSER.





    Carl IS the PC Guy
  • Reply 30 of 67
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by applgeek View Post


    He will likely get mugged, sitting in a lawn chair in NY at night. Some homeless guy will want food, and he's packed.



    It's Fifth Avenue and the store is open 24/7 and well lit. I really doubt he is going to get mugged. Maybe harassed by some crazy homeless guy, but that's about it.
  • Reply 31 of 67
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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  • Reply 32 of 67
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by k2director View Post


    I'm afraid he's going to discourage other people from lining up at Apple's flagship store.



    Really: would you want to be seen sitting next to him? It would make me pause, that's for sure.



    I hear he was hired by Sprint to turn people off to the iPhone.
  • Reply 33 of 67
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wojciechowski View Post


    It's Fifth Avenue and the store is open 24/7 and well lit. I really doubt he is going to get mugged. Maybe harassed by some crazy homeless guy, but that's about it.



    I believe there are video cameras pointing at the store too.
  • Reply 34 of 67
    jfraterjfrater Posts: 2member
    I queued from 3 in the morning for MacWorld this year so I could be at the keynote that announced the iPhone. I was very impressed with myself, but these guys really take the cake!



    I think they deserve to get their iPhones for free.



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  • Reply 35 of 67
    radiospaceradiospace Posts: 180member
    I hope he brought some sunscreen. Sitting outside 4 days straight during the longest days of the year without even a hat or sunglasses seems like a pretty major mistake.
  • Reply 36 of 67
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jfrater View Post


    I think they deserve to get their iPhones for free.



    I disagree. They should be removed. If that can't legally be done then Apple needs to announce that they will start the "official" line somewhere they are not in order to get them to leave. It's these super-Apple-zealots that give us regular-Apple-zealots a bad name.
  • Reply 37 of 67
    bavlondon2bavlondon2 Posts: 694member
    Madness
  • Reply 38 of 67
    murphywebmurphyweb Posts: 295member
    I think Apple will probably be very happy with this.



    When the PS3 launched in London Sony unexpectedly gave the first 100 in line a 40" HDTV for their trouble! I wonder if Apple will give out Mac Pro's to Greg and his chums?



    Probably not ;-)
  • Reply 39 of 67
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by murphyweb View Post


    I think Apple will probably be very happy with this.



    When the PS3 launched in London Sony unexpectedly gave the first 100 in line a 40" HDTV for their trouble! I wonder if Apple will give out Power Mac's to Greg and his chums?



    Probably not ;-)



    Apple will be handing out T-shirts that say iLoser on them.
  • Reply 40 of 67
    bageljoeybageljoey Posts: 2,005member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Apple will be handing out T-shirts that say iLoser on them.



    Y'know, just yesterday I harshed on someone elsewhere on AI who continually uses this forum to harsh on Apple and mock enthusiastic Mac fans. I even went so far as to say something like "we don't care what they think" when he said "this is why Windows users mock you." I guess I owe him an apology--this thread makes Mac fans look as superficial and as judgmental as anybody.



    So the guy doesn't look like you want him to.

    So he doesn't sound like you want him to.

    So he doesn't dress like you want him to.



    F*ck you all. You're swarming on him like a pack of rats -- why?



    Some people need to create some excitement in their lives. If this makes him happy (or if he needs to do if for money) then I say fine--he is not hurting anyone.



    Meanwhile, the people here hope he gets mugged or looses his place in line all while judging and criticizing.



    This is pack mentality and it is sad.
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