iPhone 4 launch line photos from 5th Avenue NYC store

Invisible Shield for Apple iPhone 4!“We’re eagerly awaiting tomorrow’s iPhone 4 retail launch, even as the pre-orders begin to show up on desks and on doorsteps,” Michael Rose reports for TUAW.

“Photographer Matthew Redmond is in line at the 5th Avenue NYC flagship store, and he’s sending us pictures all through the day and night as the enthusiasm builds (and it better; it’s getting up into the 90s today in the city),” Rose reports.

Full article, with photos, here.

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18 Comments

  1. Next up (for me): Serbia-Australia (and Ghana-Germany). And the group situation is such that anyone can advance with a win (even the ‘Socceroos’, if Ghana doesn’t lose). Obviously, it is expected that Germans and us (Serbs) will live on, and most likely outcome will match my team Serbia against the USA this weekend.

    If that happens, well, good luck, Yanks, you’re gonna need it!

    And on the subject at hand (in order to avoid message being deleted as off-topic), it is amazing how people still line up for these things, even though there likely won’t be enough of them, once pre-orders are taken care of.

  2. AmeprMan,

    I’m afraid that’s wishful thinking. In 2002 World Championship in Basketball (which took place in USA, no less), the US dream team was eliminated from competition by Serbia & Montenegro (then called Yugoslavia), which went on to successfully defend the world champion title. The quarter-final game happened on a Thursday, and stunned everyone in the US. It was in the newspapers on Friday. By Friday evening, all live coverage from the championship has ceased. On Saturday (semi-final matches) there was no mention of the World Championship going on in any US media (other than buried in the ‘Sports’ section, together with US Open, PGA tour, cricket scores from UK, India and Pakistan, and similar). Same thing for the final match, which received very little mention in the news on Monday morning.

    Unless the US team is winning, the event simply does NOT exist. This makes it extremely challenging to follow any international sports competition in the US.

  3. Another little tidbit on that subject; during that World Champioinship, I was in Serbia (which partied throughout the night after eliminating the Dream Team, and partied for three days after defending the title). Two weeks later, I returned to NYC. None of my colleagues were aware that the (then) current world champion in basketball was Yugoslavia (they thought it was US). Even worse, they had no idea that US has last won that title eight years earlier (and even that was because team Yugoslavia was unable to compete, due to a UN embargo), and two subsequent ‘Dream Teams’ failed to win the competition.

    There is this collective selective memory, coupled with the superiority complex, that permeates the middle-class in US, according to which US sports teams are best at everything and world champions in every sport they bother to compete in. If somehow their team gets eliminated, the event is wiped out from collective memories, as if it never happened.

  4. “There is this collective selective memory, coupled with the superiority complex, that permeates the middle-class in US, according to which US sports teams are best at everything and world champions in every sport they bother to compete in.”

    Thank you for that wonderfully smug diagnosis. Gee, who really has the “superiority complex”?

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