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Lineups begin at San Francisco flagship, Palo Alto

updated 03:15 am EDT, Thu July 10, 2008

Third lineup begins in SF

Following the line-ups at Fifth Avenue Store in New York City and Softbank flagship store in Tokyo, Japan, new lines have begun forming in front of Apple's San Francisco flagship store and in Palo Alto. A little less than 36 hours before the device was set to go on sale, the first person lined up in front of Apple's Stockton Street retail store in downtown San Francisco. "Dale,", a mobile telecom consultant, took the first spot in line in front of the flagship at about 10:30 pm PT; he epxects to wait in line for about 36 hours. The consultant said he had been third in line almost year ago for the first iPhone and wanted to be 'first in line' for the new iPhone 3G.

Dale said that last year he was able to charge his Mac notebook through the store and at least perform some of his work duties via his notebook and iPhone during the wait; he however, says he has taken a few day off to wait line.

Dale was prepared with both an air mattress, obtained in the days of the Commodore/Amiga, and a one-person tent to weather the nights.


















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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Palo Alto

    There are some poeple waiting in Palo alto too. They've been there since about 10 I think.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    louzers!

    They waited this long to start standing in line??? That just goes to show you that NY'ers are number 1 in everything!

    And, damn if that didn't look like my brother for a moment.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    and

    did we need to see three pictures of him blowing up his air mattress? (Hey, at least it was just an air mattress he was inflating)

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    First in Line

    As of 8:15 a.m. this morning (Thursday), he was still the only one in line.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    First in Line

    As of 8:15 a.m. this morning (Thursday), he was still the only one in line.

  1. juraiprince

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    This just in...

    ....the Beatles song "Fool on the Hill" re-named "Fool on the Street" in honor of the nitwits waiting in line overnight for the "privilege" of being one of the first 3G phone. Amazing.

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