“Want to get an iPhone 5 on Friday? You’ll probably need to wait in line. Or pay someone to do it for you,” John D. Sutter reports for CNN.

“Hipster-looking shoppers already have plopped down in folding chairs outside Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York,” Sutter reports. “And in San Francisco, a man working through a micro-tasking company (more on what that means in a second) has been diligently waiting in line, for a price, since Monday.”

“TaskRabbit nabbed the first-in-line spot to try to promote its online service that allows people to pay someone else to do a menial task for them,” Sutter reports. “In this case, according to CNET, you can find people online who for about $40 to $150 will stand in line to purchase the iPhone 5 on your behalf.”

Sutter reports, “That sort of idea isn’t all that new, and line-standers also are offering their services on craigslist… Unless you hopped online within the first hour or so last Friday, pre-ordered iPhones aren’t expected to arrive for weeks.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]