As you should already know, the iPhone 5 is upon us. The phone goes on sale tomorrow morning, with doors opening at 8am Eastern Time. There are already a few dozen people in line at New York’s 5th Avenue flagship store, and by tomorrow morning, there will be several hundred.
But there’s one intrepid young man in that line that I’d like you to meet. You may have heard of him before. His name is Romain Dillet, and he’s a writer here at TechCrunch.
He’s known he wanted an iPhone 5 since it was announced, and decided earlier in the week to stand in line. We, in turn, hooked him up with a camera, WiFi, plenty of batteries, and a nice, foldable chair. With the aid of the aforementioned gear, Romain will be bringing you the news himself, for 24 hours before doors open.
He’s been there since 9am, and aside from a MacBook crash, it’s been mostly smooth sailing. But he can tell you himself, and will, in the following series. He’ll be updating you periodically with video blogs and posts direct from the front lines.
The weather seems fine now, and there isn’t too much commotion, aside from the occasional reporter or curious passerby, but there’s another group waiting in line that may cause a bit of drama as the night creeps up: Occupy Wall Street, in the flesh, is in line for the iPhone 5. Not to buy it, of course, but to sell their spots.
In any case, stay tuned for reports from Romain, our fearless, iPhone-loving vlogger. And wish him luck, he’ll be in the streets of New York all night.
Apple’s iPhone was introduced at MacWorld in January 2007 and officially went on sale June 29, 2007, selling 146,000 units within the first weekend of launch. The phone has been hailed as revolutionary with its bundle of advanced mobile web browsing, music and video playback, and touch screen controls. The iPhone is exclusively carried on the networks of both AT&T and Verizon in the U.S. An iPhone can function as a video camera (video recording was not a standard feature...
Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod, the...
Romain Dillet is a writer at TechCrunch. Originally from France, Romain attended EMLYON Business School, a leading French business school specialized in entrepreneurship. He covers many things from mobile apps with great designs to complex tech achievements. He is a pop culture devotee. He now lives in Lyon and likes to cover New York startups as he used to live there.