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Standing in line for the iPhone in Louisville, New York City, and San Francisco

iPhone line in Louisville, Kentucky at the AT&T store at The Summit

by Jason Hiner

Like everyone else (except for a select few like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal), TechRepublic had to wait in line for an iPhone on June 29.

I waited in line at the AT&T store at The Summit, an open-air shopping mall a few miles away from the TechRepublic office in Louisville, Kentucky.

Here are the pictures from the line in Louisville as well as photos from New York and San Francisco taken by my colleagues here at CNET Networks.

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Jason Hiner is the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He is an award-winning journalist who writes about the people, products, and ideas that are revolutionizing the ways we live and work in the 21st century.

6 comments
daveclark
daveclark

I haven't seen any negative news lately but it seems so far that IPhone buyers are quite the mature people. The people shown displaying their new purchases and even letting others hold their new IPhone! When new game consoles come out you almost immediately start hearing about fights, muggings, shootings. Nice to see people can still be polite.

cymbaline65
cymbaline65

Yes, nice to see some good behavior but it still blows my mind that anyone would WASTE any time waiting in line for this device. These folks have way too much time on their hands.

Locrian_Lyric
Locrian_Lyric

I'm never the first to buy anything.

cymbaline65
cymbaline65

I remember people lining up for Windows 95. Sorry, I've got more important things to do with my life. Oh well, to each his own. Lastly, I think Apple folks are too zealous and myopic sometimes. Both MS and Apple have their strong suits and weaknesses. It's the job of us in IT to understand this and embrace both (if necessary).

cymbaline65
cymbaline65

Agreed. It's technology. Guaranteed to be obsolete and I don't understand why anyone would spend $500 for this device. Sure, it's got a lot of crap built in and it looks cool, but I don't think anyone is special for owning one. My Blackberry is just fine and does the job.

a.southern
a.southern

I don't get the mentality of waiting in line, are we really that superficial? Are you truely an early adopter/innovator if you are buying something that's been really over hyped? Good luck to Apple, Johnathon Ive and co (I once made a vaccuum cleaner for Johnny Ive) but I honestly think there's this product loyalty that's completely OTT stemming from the "It's not Bill Gates" school of thought from the early 1990's. Let's face it, it's a phone. If you don't want to talk to people, don't use a phone.