“With four days to go before the iPhone 5 becomes available, customers have begun lining up outside Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City in what has become an annual tradition,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Customers will be able to purchase Apple’s latest handset at 8 a.m. local time this Friday,” Hughes reports. “Most of the customers who were in line Monday morning were hoping to gain attention for websites they were promoting, according to AppleInsider reader Ryan.”
Hughes reports, “Demand for the new iPhone is at a fever pitch, with the handset on pace to become the fastest selling smartphone ever… With the initial batch of preorders sold out, waiting in line outside of an Apple retail store may be the only way some customers can get an iPhone 5 on its launch date.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Now, as long as John Browett doesn’t get any bright ideas…
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