Queues grow for new iPhones at Apple Store Fifth Avenue

“With less than 24 hours remaining before the launch of the newest iPhone models, more customers have begun to call the pavement with a view of Central Park their temporary home,” Shane Cole reports for AppleInsider.

AppleInsider reader Ryan dropped by the Midtown Manhattan store on Thursday and captured some images of the scene along Fifth Avenue, where television stations have begun to arrive and customers are waiting to be among the first in North America to get their hands on an iPhone 5s or 5c,” Cole reports. “Lines first began to form at Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue store, covered by a giant glass cube, earlier this month, before the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were even officially announced. Camping out at the store for Apple’s latest products has become something of a tradition among fanatics.”

Read more, and see the photos, in the full article here.


  1. Looks like the Hee Haw crowd won’t be coming here, since they live far from civilization…far enough to give their sheep some “special” lovin’. They will be buying their iPhone 5C at the local Wal-Fart, where they will also buy some slim Jim’s, and beer, while in footsie pajamas. Urban Apple Stores, like the one in Chicago’s Magnificient Mile, will not have any of that.

  2. Aren’t they just using stock photos. I seem to remember those same faces from three years ago when Apple was in its heyday and consumers actually waited on line for Apple products. No more of that. Nobody is buying iPhones with tiny displays when they can buy 5″ display Android smartphones for half the price of an iPhone. Wall Street warned Apple not to try to sell those tiny iPhones for a high price. Consumers are more value conscious and only Android smartphones offer bang for the buck. I’m certain those photos were dug up from some ancient Apple archive.


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