6.45am – the 20 or so die hards weathered the downpour overnight & a bloody deluge at around 7.30am. I’m dong this from my Treo 700p which will be retired by 7pm tonight (hopefully)! Some video of the rain deluge and crowd.
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.
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 wouldnâ€™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)