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iPhone iPhanatics Line Up A Week Early For 3G Release

Only in New York City... Last Friday, on July 4th, no less, about 10 people decided to get in line at the 5th Avenue Apple store for the 3G iPhone -- a full week before its release. Heavy rains dampened their spirits and some called it quits after just one night, but others were there for a cause and stuck it out over the weekend. They only have four days to wait.
Only in New York City... Last Friday, on July 4th, no less, about 10 people decided to get in line at the 5th Avenue Apple store for the 3G iPhone -- a full week before its release. Heavy rains dampened their spirits and some called it quits after just one night, but others were there for a cause and stuck it out over the weekend. They only have four days to wait.According to Engadget, there were 10 people. The first five all belonged to a single family and explained that they were standing there, with their baby, in order to break some sort of world record for waiting in line with children of a certain age.

Apparently New York's finest didn't like the idea of a baby being stuck out in the elements for a week and sent the kid packing. No 3G iPhone for him/her, I guess. What that does to the family's attempted record-breaking, line-waiting idea, I have no clue.

By late yesterday, just five people were left, which Engadget branded as neo-hippies. Apparently they're going to stick it out and have some other cause in mind. Too bad no one seemed to be clear on just what that cause was.

In any event, with the week of the 3G iPhone upon us, I'd get used to reports like this. Because, you know, Apple fans are a wild and crazy bunch. ;)

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