How to wait in online for Apple’s iPhone 5

“Want to get an iPhone 5 on Friday? You’ll probably need to wait in line. Or pay someone to do it for you,” John D. Sutter reports for CNN.

“Hipster-looking shoppers already have plopped down in folding chairs outside Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York,” Sutter reports. “And in San Francisco, a man working through a micro-tasking company (more on what that means in a second) has been diligently waiting in line, for a price, since Monday.”

“TaskRabbit nabbed the first-in-line spot to try to promote its online service that allows people to pay someone else to do a menial task for them,” Sutter reports. “In this case, according to CNET, you can find people online who for about $40 to $150 will stand in line to purchase the iPhone 5 on your behalf.”

Sutter reports, “That sort of idea isn’t all that new, and line-standers also are offering their services on craigslist… Unless you hopped online within the first hour or so last Friday, pre-ordered iPhones aren’t expected to arrive for weeks.”

Read more in the full article here.

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


  1. Or just walk into your local AT&T, Verizon or Sprint store on Sept. 21 (or 22 if you really don’t want to wait) and pick up your new iPhone 5. I haven’t had any problems since buying my iPhone 2G, which I bought day 2 at my local Apple Store, and that was just a long line.

  2. Correct, Bizlaw, all you need to do is go to the burbs and pick one up. No line. No need to get up early.

    What, no car? Try locating a AT&T store next to a station. Nearly every suburban town has a train station and a Verizon /AT&T store downtown next to each other.

    Geez… city folk are like mindless lemmings.

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