This is a first attempt at posting on an iPhone. So far, I’m getting used to typing with the keyboard. It’s not the fastest or the most accurate thing but it does a decent job. It won’t fix all the mistakes. For example, this is what happens when I trust the keyboard. The next graph has no corrections.
Archive for June, 2007
I picked it up around 6 p.m. today and I just crashed after more than 30 hours of waiting in the hot June sun. The funny thing was that there appeared to be enough iPhone for everyone. I mean everyone could have gotten one today and they didn’t even need to pay the over-priced fees for spots up front.
The Apple Store just closed 15 minutes ago. The staff is covering up the floor-to-ceiling windows with vinyl coverings. We’re about four hours away from the iPhone. They’re closing the store to set up for the upcoming iPhone sale. What they’re putting together is uncertain.
While waiting in line, you’re bound to meet someone you’ve camped out with in the past. For me, that person is Phillip Hannon. He was in the PlayStation 3 launch last November at the Metreon, and he’s in the middle of the line right now at the Apple Store in Walnut Creek.
I’m tired, I’m hot and I’m tired of the iPhone already.
I’m about six hours away from showtime and trying to figure out how much longer i can last. I’m exhausted with little to no sleep and the heat (it feels like 100 degrees out here) is sucking away my energy.
Around 10:20 today, the FedEx truck arrived at the Apple Store in Walnut Creek with what I assumed was the iPhones. The folks in the front of the line said the box was big, about the size of refridgerator, maybe a little bit bigger.
There are two different lines in front of the Apple Store.
The first dozen or so spots have their owners trying to sell them. These people are on their cell phones and laptops, trying to auction off their places in line for hundreds of dollars. On the other hand, the rest of the folks here have no such plans. They’re just in this for the iPhone.
As more people have lined up, those planning to sell their spots in line have been fairly quiet. One of the folks on iWait.org is waiting until later in the day. “Game time” he says. Meanwhile, a few spots back, Brandon Slade had an offer for $600 and is waiting to hear back from the bidder.
After this though, he’ll stay put with his other two spots – unless a better offer comes up.
With the sunrise, there’s been a few more stranglers setting up camp in the back of the line. As of 7 a.m., more than 40 people are lining up for the iPhone. The demographics still haven’t changed though toward the end of the line, there’s a younger group of people.
This all makes me wonder how the Apple store will control the crowd once 6 p.m. hits?
So I survived through the night. I say morning starts when the Starbucks start to open. It’s the first time I’ll be using an actual bathroom since 11 p.m. Thursday. I didn’t get any sleep so I’ll either doze off later in the day or just power through on the caffeine alone.
Almost on the second, the first news van arrives. They’ll be doing interviews with the first guys in line for the early morning news. Everyone’s a little groggy and tired. Some folks got some shut eye. Don’t ask me how.