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Standing in line for the iPhone

By  Jul 11, 2008

Topics: Apple, Operating Systems, iPhone

Boy, howdy. That was a long line for our local Emeryville Apple Store.

I counted 284 people waiting to get into our neighborhood Apple Store ten minutes before the doors opened at 8 am.

At the AT&T store a few doors down, 104 folks were also queued up a little before 8. (In comparison, there were about 140 people in line at the Bay Street Apple Store last summer when the doors opened at 6 pm for the first iPhone.)

Certainly not scientific, but I asked folks if they were new or returning customers, and most were owners of the first-generation iPhone, back to pick up the new model.

When the doors opened, everyone cheered!