First iPhone 4 camper appears at Apple Store Knox Street in Dallas a week ahead of launch

Victor Godinez reports for The Dallas Morning News that the first iPhone 4 camper has appeared in front of Apple Store Knox Street in Dallas, Texas.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple has sold out of the first batch of pre-order iPhone 4s. New Apple Store online pre-orders have shipping dates of July 14. If you aren’t one of the lucky 600,000 iPhone 4 pre-orderers, the only way to get an iPhone 4 on June 24 is to go to a physical store since Apple has reserved the remaining initial iPhone 4 inventory for retail stores’ launch day sales. There’s no telling how many iPhone 4 units will be available for sale at each store. On June 24, iPhone 4 is supposed to be available at Apple, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Radio Shack retail stores. We’d call ahead to make sure that the store from which you’d like to buy will have iPhone 4 units available for sale on June 24.

A reader sent him this photo:

Over on the MacRumors forums, the camper, Justin Wagoner, has posted:

Greeting to everyone from your famous camper! This is my first official post for MacRumors. One of the users printed off a copy of the thread and brought it to me and I thought it would be fun to join the conversation.

Some would say I am crazy, but I say I’m a very determined fan. In fact I just might be one the biggest Apple fans you will actually meet. I have been the first costumer for this store since 2008 when the iPhone 3G was released.

Normally I only camp out over night, but since I do not work due to the fact I am disabled with a seizure disorder and I am not in school at the point, I figure I just make it a fun experience and do it for a week.

Yes I did reserve a phone, but again, I’m doing it for a fun experience. I haven’t had a trip or vacation in past 10 years so I figured I make it a full week camping trip.

My setup and location has everything I could need to live for a week, even in the Texas heat. Tent is packed with a sleeping gear, a chair, full ice chest of drinks and food, and the Apple staff have been very nice to me treating me like a king. LOL I also brought a extension power cord for phone charging and things that need power. There is even a portable toilet around the back of the store if needed.

That been said, I’m actually doing really well out here. If anyone gets a chance, come join the fun!


YouTuber “joe271828183” has posted a video interview with iPhone 4 camper Justin Wagoner:

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

MacDailyNews Take: Dude’s gotta do, what a dude’s gotta do. Happy camping, Justin!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “TheMightyFinder” for the heads up.]


  1. He must be disabled…

    Are you f*&%^$# kidding me? Yeah I waltzed into my local ATT store and i pre-oredered mine in 15 minutes, at 5pm the day they opened pre-orders…

    A week for a phone. I dunno… That’s some serious mental retardation

  2. Justin, many best wishes and hope you are able to keep a smile on your face with the many challenges in life. I hope that your new iPhone 4 will help to make things just a little easier in life. Lots of more fun too!

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