Photos of first person in line for iPhone at Apple Store Fifth Avenue

Well, here he is, the so-far-nameless Apple iPhone (and Yankee) fan, who heads the Apple Store Fifth Avenue iPhone line:

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “John” for the photos.]

MacDailyNews Take: The whole begging for food and MetroCard donations angle isn’t at all copacetic with the Apple aesthetic, but, hey, the guy has to eat (and take the train), right? wink (Go, Sox!)

Apple’s first iPhone marketing blunder: not priming the lines with real fans. Golden tickets, Steve, golden tickets — or brushed aluminum, whatever floats your boat… Oh, well, too late now.

Who wants to bet that he sells his spot before he buys an Apple iPhone? And does anybody else think conspiratorially enough to wonder if one of Apple’s competitors planted this guy and his sign?

MacDailyNews Note: Attention MacDailyNews readers: if you happen to get a shot of iPhone lines at Apple or AT&T stores this week, please email to or post it online and send us the link. Thank you in advance.


  1. Hey, this is America. He gets to be first in line and get national press. He may get donations, etc or just fame. As the day and time nears, he has the option to sell his spot to anyone who offers enough money. Is he stupid or just an business man.

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  2. Why!? Why does it have to be this douche as a representative of Apple fans everywhere!? Can someone post a picture of the people on the roof of the GM building with high powered rifles and scopes to take this dick out? It would be appreciated.

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