Twenty-four hours til iPhone on Lincoln Road

 

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I went over to the Apple Store on Lincoln Road today at about 2:45pm (Miami Beach, FL). Sitting here in front of Lincoln Road Apple Store in LINE waiting for iPhone! Only a dozen or so mac addicts are here with me. The first arrived at 4:45am today.

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Some of the guys (there are no women yet) are arguing about the order in which they are in line. Rumour is there are only 40 or so iPhones alloted to each Apple store and you can buy two, so about 8 more folks, and the Lincoln road store will be sold out.[JK] There are certain to be many, many,many more folks hangin’ out by tomorrow at 6pm when the iPhone will actually go on sale.

 

Hilliard Jason from our Mac users list said:

“Avi: The rumor doesn’t make sense, given the head of steam that Apple helped generate for this event. It would be a massive PR disaster if thousands of people are turned away, starting in the first hour, when they are keeping the stores open for 6 hours, starting at 6 and going until midnight. And they wouldn’t be allowing 2 phones per person if inventory were that low.” 

I gotta agree. It would peeve even the loyalist Mac-Head. And given it’s now less than 24 hours, I wonder how many more folks are camping out? (only a few more – like 18 – were there at store closing at 11pm Thursday evening)

A spirited argument develops already because when it starts to rain, we have to dart across the Mall (it’s open air) to get under shelter. So then what order are we in when we come back across the way? BTW the afternoon sun is brutal! That’s is my giant iPhone behind me in the picture…[jk]

Look a girl showed up. Now there two! Okay, so I am not actually in line. I’m on my way back now to see how many folks there are in line still waiting! Nobody is going to starve either. Some of the best eateries in Miami-Dade are here on Lincoln Road. David’s (Cuban) Cafe is open 24×7 and is just a half block away and we’ll need a lot of Cuban Coffee by tomorrow afternoon.

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So this is what it looks like in the dark and rain!
TELEMUNDO 51 GUYS
TELEMUNDO 51 GUYS
Ken & Sonya
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