OK, I just have to comment on the guys lining up already... I mean, aside from my iFunk comment just above...
Can you imagine being next to the same person for 96 hours straight on a NYC street? I think conversation dies off after about two hours. By then, there is little else to say without forcing the encounter. So, what would you do? Catcalls? Chat with passers-by about their day? Impromptu performance art for spare change to support the caffeine required to sit upright and catnap for those 96 hours?
I can't imaging sitting next to Kyle for four days and trying to make the time pass. Here's what it would be like after about three or four hours:
Kyle - "So, how hard do you think you have to press the screen?"
Josh - "I don't think you have to press it at all. It showed electromagnetic fields in the demo online."
Kyle - "Did you already download and set up iTunes on your PC?"
Josh - "Yeah."
Josh - "Do you think the backlight is bright enough to see a dark movie at this time of night?"
Kyle - "Hmm... Good question."
Josh - "Dude, you're drooling on my sleeve again."
Kyle - "Mrfgkmhmmbbpthppbbt."
By the end of Day Four, they'll be reduced to catatonic humanoids with nothing more than hand gestures and iFunk.
Long live the campers!
I agree! These people just want to be "the first to get one" their pics will be in magazines etc. because they won't go to a random city to do news reports etc. for this. I mean what city do you first think of would be CRAZY- you guessed it-New York. These could be the same people that lined up forever before the Star Wars movies. Ha HaI think that store in NYC is a lightning rod for media attention because its the coolest in the US.
Watch these guys show up in TV interviews real soon. First in line for the iPhone!