Apple might just be gearing up for the Sept 10 event, but Apple fans are thinking in advance as they line up outside Apple stores as early as Sep 6 for the iPhone 5S roll out on Sept 20.
According to a report from AppleInsider, there were already four Apple fans already in queue outside an Apple store. The four lined up even without specific details yet on how much the device will cost, and if indeed, the device will really be available on Sept 20.
Joe and Brian, New Yorkers from Brooklyn, were the ones first in the line. They shared that they had even checked various weather reports before setting up their camping chairs and other camping gears. They said they were very much ready for the long two weeks full wait.
The two agreed that they will not be taking turns to watch each other's spot except for toilet breaks.
AppleInsider asked them what they will do if Sept 20 comes and still no iPhone 5S devices available at the store where they were waiting. Joe and Brian said that they will wait until whenever the roll out happens.
The next two people in the line were correspondents from SellYourMac.com, Justin and John, who were obviously on a promotional assignment. They also had their camping gears with them, consisting of knapsacks and sleeping bags to beat the long wait outside.
Justin and John also agreed not to keep watch on each other's spot unless badly needed. They said that this will be the best arrangement for both of them.
The madness about the iPhone 5S rumoured Sept 20 roll out in stores was sparked by a report saying that AppleCare employees were instructed not to take time offs and rest days from Sunday, Sept 15 until Saturday, Sept 28. This report was confirmed by an internal employee calendar which AppleInsider had obtained back in Aug 30.
However, there were more Apple fanatics than these four people first in the line.
In a report from San Jose Mercury News, on Saturday, a crowd line up outside Stanford Shopping Centre Apple Store in Palo Alto, California, as early as dawn. There was neither new Apple device to be launched nor any iPhone device on sale. But since the store had undergone renovation and had just re-opened, the crowd was apparently lining up just to be the very first to get their hands on any Apple accessories.
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