Open thread: iPhone lines around the world – send us pics! (with photos)

If you’re in an iPhone line right now, good luck – especially if you’re looking for a Gold iPhone 5s. Those babies are going to be harder to find than, er… gold.

Anyway, where are you (city and state, please)?

How many others are there with you (estimate the best you can)?

Also, how’s your weather? Are you wet or dry? Where are you sleeping or are you planning on sleeping?

Is Woz there with you?

Let us know in the comments below and email us a photo and we’ll post the good ones into this article.

Russell D. is in line at the Aspen Grove Apple Store in Littleton, Colorado:

Aspen Grove Apple Store, Littleton, Colorado, 9:54pm local
Aspen Grove Apple Store, Littleton, Colorado, 9:54pm local

 
Steven C. is first in line at AT&T Mobility in Dover, Delaware and, so far, the only one in line. If you’re close to this one, you might want to head on over. One caveat: The store confirmed the only color they have for 5S so far is Space Gray, no Silver or Gold, but they do have all three storage sizes in stock:

AT&T Mobility, Dover, Delaware, 10:55pm EDT
AT&T Mobility, Dover, Delaware, 10:55pm EDT

 
KillerCat in line at the Apple Store Jungfernstieg in Hamburg, Germany. The line began forming two days ago. Hundreds of people waiting (estimation : ca. 500+). Rain throughout the night. Temperature: 10 degrees Celsius:

Apple Store, Hamburg Germany @ 12:04am EDT
Apple Store, Hamburg Germany @ 12:04am EDT

 
Bushan is in line at Apple Retail Store International Plaza in the Tampa International Mall in Tampa Bay, Florida. Line started at 4:00pm. Rained heavy for 45 minutes. No one left the line. Sat in chairs with umbrellas:

iPhone line outside Apple Retail Store International Plaza, Tampa Bay, Florida at 12:28am EDT
iPhone line outside Apple Retail Store International Plaza, Tampa Bay, Florida at 12:28am EDT

 
Colin F. is in line outside Apple Retail Store North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

iPhone line outside Apple Retail Store North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
iPhone line outside Apple Retail Store North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois at 12:32am EDT

 
E. Darby is in line at Apple Retail Store Milton Keynes store, UK:

iPhone line outside Apple Retail Store Milton Keynes store, UK @ 7:00 am local time
iPhone line outside Apple Retail Store Milton Keynes store, UK @ 7:00 am local time

 
Kevin S. is outside Grand Central Apple Store, NY, NY. “This line is LONG! Great weather.”

Apple Store Grand Central Terminal - 9:58am EDT
Apple Store Grand Central Terminal – 9:58am EDT

 
Samplestuff is at Apple Store The Promenade at Chenal in Little Rock, Arkansas – in the rain.:

Apple Store The Promenade at Chenal, Little Rock, Arkansas - 10:23am local
Apple Store The Promenade at Chenal, Little Rock, Arkansas – 10:23am local

 
Terry G. at Apple Store Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu, Hawaii:

Apple Store Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu, Hawaii @ 4:15am local
Apple Store Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu, Hawaii @ 4:15am local

 
Kevin & Terry Carter at the first Apple store in the world… Tyson’s Corner Mall, McLean, VA. Arrived at 5am to find 100+ people in line. Line at time of photo 250+

Apple Store Tyson's Corner in  McLean, Virginia @ 5am EDT
Apple Store Tyson’s Corner in McLean, Virginia @ 5am EDT

73 Comments

    1. No Apple shop in Timbuctoo!! I thought that for a city named after Tim Cook they would most certainly have Gold 5’s. Needless to say this intrepid explorer has resorted to an ingenious plan to acquire not one but many iPhones…… I have drawn Apple incs. logo on a card and stuck it on an adobe hut! My plan is to confound a UPS delivery plane to inadvertently drop a consignment here!!!!
      3 hours later and still no drop, maybe I ought to place an Apple inc. logo on the roof of the adobe hut?!!

  1. One would think by now that some clever soul would have created a line count app (or something) so everyone anywhere in the country could check their local store line and calculate how much sleep they’re going to get tonight. It’s a noble cause.

  2. I was going to get in line to get one for the wife, but now that she’s seen iOS 7, she wants to stick with iOS 6. She thinks the icons are too childish and doesn’t like the colors (the green, for example is too neon). I don’t particularly mind, so I’m thinking of reverting mine to iOS 6 and then getting the 5S for myself.

    Anybody else unhappy about the icons? I’m indifferent.

    1. Give it a few days, or a week. She will like it better. Even Ballmer’s left nut is going to unshrivel after a week or two actually using iOS7. (Disclaimer: Been using it since Beta 1).

    2. There are a couple of icons that are a bit bright for my taste (the phone.app icon), and a couple more that just don’t quite look refined (again, the phone.app icon for instance), but overall I think iOS 7 is very nice. I’m confident Apple will revisit and improve these things.

      1. I prefer a darker background with some depth for my folders. The present options all seem to either blend into a light colored home screen image (especially the dynamic images, or look rather flat when set against a darker background.

    3. I’m with you—indifferent; focussed more on other, arguably less consequential things such as utility, functionality and pleasureableness. As opposed to comfortable acquaintability, obdurate conservatism, and fear of the unknown. 🙂

        1. Jim, my father was a man of letters. Not an academic, but self-taught, something like a Faraday or a Lincoln. He instilled in each of his daughters a respect for the magic of words, for their power to alter others’ thinking, and maybe change the world.

          The words I use, I learnt from him, and I trot them out as a tribute to him, in a way, whenever a world-changing event summons them. Or, whenever I’m feeling particularly feisty.

          1. I find your postings refreshing on several levels:
            – we need more female viewpoints – I miss Chrissy one
            – your content is well thought out
            – the grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, etc. are first rate.

            Have a great day!

    4. Get a new wife and keep the 5s and its icons. Seriously though, the icons are certainly not a sufficient reason to forego the iOS 7 upgrade. What is she going to do? Wait for iOS 8? Hold her breath until Jony sees the error of his ways and asks for her input? There are too many Google reasons to like iOS 7 to let the icons gets in the way. They work fine for me. You don’t have to sit there and ogle them like they were Marissa on a ball – just tap and go.

    5. Use a dark background (I use a shot I took of a subway wall), and put the offending apps in folders. I only upgraded my iPhone during the beta, and started hating the look of my iPad. It’s funny how it grows on you. I bet your wife switches back to 7 after looking over your (and her friends) shoulders for a while…

  3. Aspen Grove Apple store in Littleton, CO; about 14 people in line. 55 degrees, dry and calm. I’m planning on sleeping at least a couple hours!!! We’re 5th in line! Got here at about 8:15pm. Starting to get a little windy! Nitey-nite! :0)

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