Waiting a week in line for the iPhone means one of two things. Either you messed up and didn’t get a pre-order or you’re as insane as me (I stood in line so long for Lady Gaga tickets I actually started to grow another..nevermind).
There is this Apple fan by the name of Justin, and right now he is waiting in the hot Texas sun (right now it is morning and the temp is already 86 IT IS 100). It’s okay though, he said he hasn’t had a vacation in over ten years. What better time then now?
He wrote on the Macrumors forum:
Some would say I am crazy, but I say I’m a very determined fan. In fact I just might be one the biggest Apple fans you will actually meet. I have been the first costumer for this store since 2008 when the iPhone 3G was released.Normally I only camp out over night, but since I do not work due to the fact I am disabled with a seizure disorder and I am not in school at the point, I figure I just make it a fun experience and do it for a week.
Yes I did reserve a phone, but again, I’m doing it for a fun experience. I haven’t had a trip or vacation in past 10 years so I figured I make it a full week camping trip.
My setup and location has everything I could need to live for a week, even in the Texas heat. Tent is packed with a sleeping gear, a chair, full ice chest of drinks and food, and the Apple staff have been very nice to me treating me like a king. LOL I also brought a extension power cord for phone charging and things that need power. There is even a portable toilet around the back of the store if needed.
That been said, I’m actually doing really well out here. If anyone gets a chance, come join the fun!
I am being slightly hypocritical because, yes, I, in fact, missed the pre-order and plan on arriving early to wait in line (I’ll even provide coverage to those who are lucky enough to stay home). But, how early do I need to get in line? I’m going to make some calls and get back to you on that. How many of you are planning on waiting in line, and if so, can you share your secret place to wait?