Fans have begun lining up for the new iPhone in New York

Diehard Apple Fans are notorious for braving New York’s harsh weather for many days, or even weeks, in order to be the first to get their hands on the latest release products

So it comes as no surprise that people are already lining up outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in New York to be the first to get their hands on a new iPhone, a whole two weeks before the anticipated launch date. Representatives from SellYourMac arrived at the New York store last Friday expecting to be first in line for the event, but were shocked to find a group of fanatics who beat them to it.

One person who queued last year for the iPhone 5, as shown in the awkwardly performed interview below, wasn't even sure what she was queuing for, as long as she "doesn't get scammed on the Internet" is good enough reason to be queuing! 

The Guardian reports that Apple will announce the release date of the new iPhones tomorrow in Cupertino, California. The launch will also be shown as a live stream event to Europe, and demonstrated to a select group of people in China; this move comes as Apple tries to break into the huge smartphone market in East Asia, currently dominated by Samsung with the launch of the budget friendly iPhone 5C.

Source: MacRumorsThe Guardian | Image via MacRumors

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Nobody else think the 'interview' was a complete fabrication? Sure she carried what looks like a lazyboy chair to sit on while queing for something5. Also the contradictions, damn them

Don't they have anything else to do?

BTW: Dat interview! WTF? What's an Apple 5? Anyway, she thinks she will be scammed with by the internet, but not with the internet on an Apple 5 (whatever that is?)?

Adding to the price competition, Apple will introduce a less expensive iPhone along with an upgrade of the iPhone 5 tomorrow, people with knowledge of the matter have said.
That may convince consumers to pay in full for a new phone, rather than sign a two-year subscription to get a discount, giving an added edge to T-Mobile, which doesn't require users to sign a contract.
“Getting a lower-cost iPhone could make a big difference for T-Mobile,” Entner said.

i believe those days of waiting for new iPhone especially radical design is over because other manufacture able to deliver a phone with much better spec and larger screen and half the price. i'm not gonna elaborate which phone but apple will always be in the center of technology regardless they isn't cool anymore.

Edited by Master of Earth, Sep 9 2013, 12:18pm :

What a bunch of fruits. There queueing up weeks before it's released, but not going to work in the meantime?

Last I checked the iPhone was stupidly expensive >_<

Dan~ said,
What a bunch of fruits. There queueing up weeks before it's released, but not going to work in the meantime?

Last I checked the iPhone was stupidly expensive >_<

This could be the year they get to $999 for a model. And TOP-LEL.com if they do.

Apple fan line up, because the iPhone is a trendy item, not because of the specs. Its the hot item no matter what.

I blame Apple for artificially lowering supply, thus driving up demand. If people would stop this madness companies would learn and be forced to deliver, instead of halfassing it.

There are some nasty people this forum. Let the queuers be, they're not hurting anyone. I'm sure most of them are absolutely lovely people that you haters would actually like.

yeah at least then you know youll get the phone you want, imagine queuing up for days then the colour you want is sold out so you get your 2nd choice of colour just so you can say it you got on release day from the shop. pathetic. not just talking about iphone people, talking about anyone who does that. i want BF4 it looks amazing, am i going to queue outside a shop till midnight so i can get it as soon as its out? nope pre-ordered from zavvi and get the premium content free with it and can open it when i wake up in the morning.

the most hilarious thing was someone i know queued up at asda to get black ops 2 at midnight as soon as it was out.... i pre-ordered it with play.com and got it the day before lol suckers who queue!!!

psionicinversion said,
yeah at least then you know youll get the phone you want, imagine queuing up for days then the colour you want is sold out so you get your 2nd choice of colour just so you can say it you got on release day from the shop. pathetic. not just talking about iphone people, talking about anyone who does that. i want BF4 it looks amazing, am i going to queue outside a shop till midnight so i can get it as soon as its out? nope pre-ordered from zavvi and get the premium content free with it and can open it when i wake up in the morning.

the most hilarious thing was someone i know queued up at asda to get black ops 2 at midnight as soon as it was out.... i pre-ordered it with play.com and got it the day before lol suckers who queue!!!

I lined up overnight at the rogers store for the iPhone 3G which was the first iPhone released to Canada. Once I got the iPhone in my hands the Activation servers went down for hours. Couldn't even use my brick of an iPhone for about 6 hours.

Sadness and hatred insued.


I have no hate for Apple fans, but I feel sorry for you if you feel you must queue up for a product which has yet to be announced and from what we know will offer nothing but minor updates to an already out of date phone.

paulheu said,

I have no hate for Apple fans, but I feel sorry for you if you feel you must queue up for a product which has yet to be announced and from what we know will offer nothing but minor updates to an already out of date phone.

I feel sorry for people who pass judgement on a product that has yet to be announced. Well, unless you already have the new iPhone, so that would mean you know all about it.

omgben said,

I feel sorry for people who pass judgement on a product that has yet to be announced. Well, unless you already have the new iPhone, so that would mean you know all about it.

Really...it'll maybe be a bit faster and a bit lighter. It'll maybe have NFC (years late) and it'll have iOS7 which everyone laughed at when it was beta'ed...cos it looked like turd.

Madness. I still don't get why people do this.

I will order mine online and have it delivered to my home on the day of release.

what a dumbass, i love the apple colours, pretty much the same colour for 6 years. omg. if it is from 2012 still stupid... so what will you be using your phone for? well ill be texting to message my friends ill make some phone calls, might browse some internet then ill use it as a coaster to put my tea on it!!! i dont wanna get scammed, ive never got scammed using apples internet lmfao. bet shes the bird who bought 2 iphones to find an apple inside each box. reason why shes never got scammed cus by her own admission she hasnt owned her own phone so she aint had the time to get ripped off by ppl

The interview is hilarious. The interviewer seems like taking the **** at her. If it was an act, it was real good acting. I could see the interviewer making that extra effort not to burst out laughing.

I appreciate new product releases are exciting but this just over the top. Still, each to their own!

I might appreciate new product releases also, although I couldn't give a rats a** about camping out waiting for it!

Not even close to being just over the top. This is WAY beyond being dumber than a box of rocks!

Uplift said,
omg that interview is hilarious. Not sure if it's a joke or she's just a-little-bit-slow? Crazy americano's

More like an average user.

Can we all agree she has probably hit the local pot dispensary one too many times.

Sad :{ I really hope it was an act because, nobody is that damn stupid.

Only thing that can I say to these people, lining up to buy the latest overpriced piece of tat from Apple that
isn't even officially available to buy yet ... Get a life you sad pathetic muppets with more money than sense!

DJGM said,
Only thing that can I say to these people, lining up to buy the latest overpriced piece of tat from Apple that
isn't even officially available to buy yet ... Get a life you sad pathetic muppets with more money than sense!

real question is, don't they have jobs? If not, how do they buy this stuff? Sorry but i wouldn't take 2 weeks unpaid leave to camp out for a phone.

Nothing to say but INSANE!

Apple is very very very lucky to have those fans that go blindly after their products. If not then they would be in big trouble already.

People should never really have to line up for things like this. Why not pre-order and save you time. It's not like you get a special bundle, accessories or even a limited edition phone.

That interview is epic. I still don't know if it was acted or not, but I laugh hard every time I see it.

Ha line up for a fresh coat of paint... zero innovation since 2007 and counting, them apples are looking a bit spoiled these last years

dingl_ said,
Ha line up for a fresh coat of paint... zero innovation since 2007 and counting, them apples are looking a bit spoiled these last years
Zero innovation since 2007? What phone do you use? Please don't say the very "innovative" Lumia.

JHBrown said,
Zero innovation since 2007? What phone do you use? Please don't say the very "innovative" Lumia.

In his defense, the high end Lumia's have been more innovative then the iPhone5 was.

Shadowzz said,

In his defense, the high end Lumia's have been more innovative then the iPhone5 was.
Point taken Shadowzz.

Shadowzz said,
In his defense, the high end Lumia's have been more innovative then the iPhone5 was.

Such as? what new technology have they bought which hasn't existed already in some form or another? for the record I don't own an iPhone any more but even I can admit that we're at a point where smart phones have matured and the only real improvements are a fresh coat to the GUI and hardware spec upgrades.

dingl_ said,
Ha line up for a fresh coat of paint... zero innovation since 2007 and counting, them apples are looking a bit spoiled these last years

It's like you walked straight out of that fan boy fight commercial for the Lumia.

dingl_ said,
Ha line up for a fresh coat of paint... zero innovation since 2007 and counting, them apples are looking a bit spoiled these last years
when playing catch-up, its easy to be innovative, try to see "innovation" next year (or this year even) for ANY handset maker...

Mr Nom Nom's said,

Such as? what new technology have they bought which hasn't existed already in some form or another? for the record I don't own an iPhone any more but even I can admit that we're at a point where smart phones have matured and the only real improvements are a fresh coat to the GUI and hardware spec upgrades.


What did the iPhone ever bring that wasn't available in some form or other?
It isn't about new techniques or even implementing new techniques. Its about innovation. Doing things different from competition in a new/unique way in the mentioned industry.

Shadowzz said,
What did the iPhone ever bring that wasn't available in some form or other? It isn't about new techniques or even implementing new techniques. Its about innovation. Doing things different from competition in a new/unique way in the mentioned industry.

Do you have difficulties reading? I never said iPhone bought something new that wasn't already there in some form - try reading people posts next time.

It's a discussion about innovation, iPhone/Lumia/whatever. so who has difficulties reading.

New default features on phones is what's mainly 'innovation' nowadays.
And iPhone brought a bunch to the table in the past, and so did Lumia.

And smartphones have not matured yet. There's still a lot of interesting things coming our way.
Computers only matured in recent years, took them 2-3 decades to do so. How would you think smartphones can in just ~5 years.

Shadowzz said,

What did the iPhone ever bring that wasn't available in some form or other?
It isn't about new techniques or even implementing new techniques. Its about innovation. Doing things different from competition in a new/unique way in the mentioned industry.

The word innovation really means "novelty" in the consumer electronics world. Get people to shell out big bucks for a new "ohh ahh" feature they get bored with after a few months.

nah, people are doing this for their 15 minutes of fame. there will be tv crews and people interviewing them, etc... and maybe apple will throw them a free case or something.

No one would seriously wait outside in a line for 2 weeks when they can just pre-order it and get it delivered right to their door like people have said.

This is the kind of excitement and fan loyalty Nokia dreams about. On the other hand, I haven't camped out for my iPhone since 2007. It's an experience, but never again. I just pre-order from Apple and its at my door around 10am.

-adrian- said,
how desperate can someone be to get hands on that thing in order to queue up on a working day? first world problems here

I know this may shock you but in some countries businesses by law must provide up to 4 weeks of paid holidays per year - you know, that person might have taken a week off because he/she wants to get the latest phone because he is interested in technology.

JHBrown said,
This is the kind of excitement and fan loyalty Nokia dreams about. On the other hand, I haven't camped out for my iPhone since 2007. It's an experience, but never again. I just pre-order from Apple and its at my door around 10am.

I would say Samsung dreams about having this kind of loyalty more. In three weeks, they'll have a commercial out making fun of the kids in line.

i am 100% sure the people in line would say the same thing about what you do in your spare time... to each their own

-adrian- said,
This is shocking. So they spend their holidays camping in front of a store downtown on a chair. this changes everything

That just makes it even more sad....Wasting your holidays to get a new phone.....
The phrase "GET A LIFE" comes to mind

-adrian- said,
how desperate can someone be to get hands on that thing in order to queue up on a working day? first world problems here

I remember people lined up in front of CompUSA to buy Windows 95..... at midnight....

JHBrown said,
I just pre-order from Apple and its at my door around 10am.

Exactly. It's pretty pointless to camp out when the pre-order will arrive on the same day.

Mr Nom Nom's said,

I know this may shock you but in some countries businesses by law must provide up to 4 weeks of paid holidays per year - you know, that person might have taken a week off because he/she wants to get the latest phone because he is interested in technology.


Must be nice to have a law like that ..

-adrian- said,
how desperate can someone be to get hands on that thing in order to queue up on a working day? first world problems here

Apple never releases iPhone instantly? They usually ship within few days after the announcement