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iPhone line forms at Fifth Avenue NYC store

updated 03:50 pm EDT, Mon June 25, 2007

iPhone Lineups Begin

Lineups for the iPhone are already beginning, says a photographer who has already spotted a queue. At least two unnamed men have already formed the start of a line at Apple's Fifth Avenue store in New York City, complete with stanchions (metal crowd barriers) that suggest official awareness of the visitors' places in the line. The advance line up is the earliest known so far for an Apple launch, beginning more than four full days before the official release of the handset on June 29th at 6PM.

AT&T has reportedly hired extra crowd control staff to help manage such queues, though no mention has been made of Apple's own steps to accommodate the lines.

Employees at the Fifth Avenue retail outlet were contacted but were unable to comment on the line, which is said to be forming on the street above the underground retail store.

[via Vicarious Music]

by MacNN Staff




  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969


    hey hey hey!

    Wow, that's a really long line up.. But look at me! I'm the Flying Pig!! Wheeee!!!!!!

  1. van rijn

    Joined: Dec 1969



    a little early, no?

  1. trevj

    Joined: Dec 1969


    the nice thing...

    about a two person line up is that it's always straight.

  1. chaaalie

    Joined: Dec 1969


    This just in ....

    ... the line is now up to three. Also there is a 2-person line forming in Milwaukee, and our sources indicate that one person is en route to start the line in San Francisco.

    Seriously, are we going to get a person-by-person, location-by-location update. Otherwise a "2 people in line" story is a bit over-the-top.

  1. Rance

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Nice pile of barriers between the Cube and the street (next to the white van).

  1. lockhartt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: the nice thing

    > the nice thing... > about a two person line up is that it's always straight.

    You never know, they could be a couple :)

  1. zl9600

    Joined: Dec 1969


    @ lockhartt

    brilliant. simply brilliant remark.

  1. ValkRaider

    Joined: Dec 1969



    People here in Portland lined up earlier for the Krispy Kreme opening...

    In fact, tonight I go to line up for the Transformers movie release. (OK, not really, but I thought about it...)

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Some people need to


  1. cmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969



    just fyi, those barriers are there quite a lot. they usually use them during parades. pride parade was just this weekend (though I don't know if they started as far up as the apple store).

    but i guess i won't be going to the apple store to get my iphone this friday.

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