Queue begins for unannounced iPhone 5 outside Apple Store in London

A former refuse collector, 29-year-old Rob Shoesmith, “has been given everything from scented candles and aftershave to use of a £20,000 Chevrolet car, £800 worth of outdoor gear and food from top restaurants,” Metro reports. ‘[He] has so far blagged £40,000 worth of gear.”

“The freebie grabbing is part of a publicity stunt while he camps outside London’s flagship Apple store to be first in line for the new iPhone 5 later this year,” Metro reports. “He quit working as a binman three weeks ago to work full-time as a marketing executive for Medl Mobile, which makes apps for Apple phones.”

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Metro reports, “The stunt will also help him build contacts with the thousands of companies he has emailed for free goods…He plans to donate reusable items to charity when his experiment is over.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Dude’s gonna need to blag up a new tent if Apple’s next phone end up being the “iPhone 4S.”

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


  1. Personally I don’t think Apple will release a major redesign until a 4G compatible iPhone comes out. I’m thinking more iPhone 4S, because I think the major iPhone upgrade this year is iOS5, and iCloud.

    I’m actually extremely excited for iOS5.

    1. If that’s the case then it will be a tremendous disappointment. There’s no reason why an iPhone 4S shouldn’t have been released on schedule in June.

      No, if Apple’s pushing the date back then they must have a trick up their sleeve.

      1. The only ‘trick’ here is that they’re waiting for everyone who bought the iPhone 4 at upgrade pricing to be eligible again for an AT&T subsidy.

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