Lines begin growing at Apple Retail Stores ahead of iPhone 4S launch

“While a few committed individuals have been camping out for the iPhone 4S for some time now, others are now beginning to filter toward their local Apple retail stores in their attempts to secure one of the new models first thing tomorrow morning,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.

“We’ve yet to hear much from Australia, where stores in the eastern part of the country will be the first to open for iPhone 4S sales just a few hours from now,” Slivka reports. “But lines are already long in Japan, another early launch market for the device, with Guillaume Erard reporting that there were over 100 people in line at Apple’s Shibuya retail store in Tokyo a full 11 hours before launch time.”

Slivka reports, “Some of Apple’s flagship stores in London are also beginning to see substantial lines forming, as evidenced by photos from Regent Street and Covent Garden stores… [and] MacRecord noted earlier today that there were over 100 people (and now up to 150) in line at the Opéra retail store in Paris.”

Full article with photos and video here.

15 Comments

  1. If iPhone 4S is a “dissapointing failure”, I wonder what a success looks like. I wish all my dissapointments and failures were like this. That would be something like this, “sorry sir, you didn’t get the job…you won the lottery instead, try harder next time.”

  2. A friend of mine is in Tokyo right now, he went to the Apple Store in the Ginza (sp?) shopping district, and noticed people sitting out front with police and media out there. He asked what was up and it was people camping out to get the iPhone 4s tomorrow. The line was already 3 blocks long!

  3. just came back from apple store in Hampton Roads …customer service @$%@#$%@# sux …takes 3 apple employees in blue shirts to help 1 customer while the rest wait while the iPad says ..your the next in line …pathetic … then apple employee apologizes after he sees how long we waited ..

    owner of MBP Late 2008 & iPhone 4 & Stock

  4. just came back from apple store in Hampton Roads …customer service @$%@#$%@# sux …takes 3 apple employees in blue shirts to help 1 customer while the rest wait while the iPad says ..your the next in line …pathetic … then apple employee apologizes after he sees how long we waited ..

    1. Well, if the other customers are as retarded as you I can see why it takes three Apple employees per person. They are probably trying to decipher what the hell you are attempting to say through all of the drool. You’re an imbecile.

  5. Watch Samdong to top this by having more people line up for their Crime.. I mean Prime. After all, they did pay actors to review the tab, they will do the same for the line.

  6. all retail apple employees probably don’t even own the stock …hahahahaha …bunch of idiots will be working there for the rest of their lives ..while my shares are worth 6 figures… and eventually 7 figures in few more years …btw, apple still sux .. only good thing about apple is their stock …

    1. I beg to differ with you. I have two female friends who are married and well heeled financially down in Boca Raton,Fl. They are very well educated and chose to work at Apple for two reasons; buying stock and because they love Apple products. There are college kids working there part time and again for the same two reasons. There is nothing wrong with putting in an honest days work and loving what they doing. I don’t believe Steve Jobs ever would have looked down his nose at someone because of their financial status either. You should read some of the articles here on how he and his family lived billions and all. You might be surprised he wasn’t caught up with the trappings of materialism, he ha a lovely wife whom he adored and children that have a “serene grace”. Quite frankly, I don’t think he would give a s#^* about how much stock you own or whether you like Apple’s products. For every one of you there are thousands more that do and are nice people as well.

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