First in line for Apple’s iPhone at Apple Store Crossgates is Link Hughes, who hails from Troy, NY who arrived 4:45am in the Crossgates Mall’s Albany, NY parking lot.

At 5am, Hughes was allowed to enter the mall and set up shop as #1 in line, joined by Chelsea Hash, also of Troy, who came along with Hughes.

Hughes plans to get an iPhone for himself and perhaps a second iPhone for his father.

Hash decided on line that she would keep the iPhone for herself and maybe even pick up another for a friend after reading of improved EDGE network speeds and viewing Apple Store’s iPhone demo in the store’s window.

By 1:15pm EDT, the line at Apple Store Crossgates numbers a very manageable (for now) 35 people, with more joining the line with increasing frequency as iPhone’s 6pm debut approaches.

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