updated 03:50 pm EDT, Mon June 25, 2007
iPhone Lineups Begin
Lineups for the iPhone are already beginning, says a photographer who has already spotted a queue. At least two unnamed men have already formed the start of a line at Apple's Fifth Avenue store in New York City, complete with stanchions (metal crowd barriers) that suggest official awareness of the visitors' places in the line. The advance line up is the earliest known so far for an Apple launch, beginning more than four full days before the official release of the handset on June 29th at 6PM.
AT&T has reportedly hired extra crowd control staff to help manage such queues, though no mention has been made of Apple's own steps to accommodate the lines.
Employees at the Fifth Avenue retail outlet were contacted but were unable to comment on the line, which is said to be forming on the street above the underground retail store.
[via Vicarious Music]