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Happy camper pops up at an Apple store, waits for fame and glory

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Happy camper pops up at an Apple store, waits for fame and glory
Oh, the passion and the glory of being an early adopter, just what they do to gadget freaks! We have probably the first winner of the Apple iPhone 4 fanboy award this year lined up in front of an Apple store, with still nobody behind him. The guy, called Justin, has been photographed in Dallas, Texas, with his tent up, and his heart in the right place. His take on things is that he doesn't have anything better to do and was first in line for the Apple iPhone 3GS as well there.

Now, we are not against any form of gadget appreciation here at PhoneArena, but what's your take on the attention seeker? An extreme case of the otherwise mild OCD called Apple fanboyism? Apple viral marketing? Get-a-life?

source: Dallas News via Gizmodo

Happy camper pops up at an Apple store, waits for fame and glory

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I'm willing to bet anything that they are paying this moron to do this. Trying to over hype this over hyped phone.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 06:56

3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Why would they need to pay him? The iPhone 4 presale sold out without any gimmick at all...

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 05:39

2. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Get-a-life.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 06:59

4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I already know what comments are going to be coming about how this guy is a loser...or how he has no life. What happened to us nerds being excited about technology instead of taking some side like you're a Twilight fan? Seems like you guys fight back and forth more than congress. Either hate for Apple or hate for Google. They are just phones. People wait outside for concert tickets, movies, and video games. Keep the enthusiasm there...because once the enthusiasm is gone...well...there is no point of sites like this anymore.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 08:06

6. anarkie (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)


He is obviously a loser with no life. That said, you can't compare this to concert tickets, they really aren't sold like that anymore, and the lines formed the night before, not the week before. Movies, and videogames, again, the night before. Anyone camping for more than that night is a loser without a life.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 09:55

9. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


You, my friend, are jaded. It seems like more and more ppl are jaded these days. I wish i were this guy, get to chill for a week or so, plus be the first one out the gate w/ a sweet lil device, no care in the world, just being him.

posted on 19 Jun 2010, 09:50

14. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Yea, would be nice... But I have bills to pay.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 07:17

5. lookitdisguy (Posts: 32; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


He's probably a phonearena employee seeing as how PA has a mad crush on apple..

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 08:36

7. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


people always camp out for apple products u cant say u've ever been really excited about something b4...apple users take the obsession to a whole new level. mac addicts love their devices almost like its their child. i remember how excited i was when i got my mac laptop...it's an amazing feeling. their products change ur life for ever! "it's magical" (lol)...

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 09:00

8. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Does this guy even have a job?? How is he affording this iphone

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 09:58

10. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


Dude prob has a cooler filled to the brim w/ Sam Adams, a bag of Cape Cods, and a Gameboy. That would keep me for a week..

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 12:44

12. gridlock (Posts: 31; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


what is Cape Cod? like beef jerky, but made of fish?! lol

posted on 19 Jun 2010, 09:52

15. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Kettle cooked potato chips, thier delicious!

posted on 19 Jun 2010, 15:04

18. gridlock (Posts: 31; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


@iHateCrapple Thanks!

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 11:34

11. arqjav (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Dec 2009)


I do not know what's the fuss of waiting in line so long as they were saying it's okay for a concert , but to buy a phone I see no sense on doing in it, this guy has job is what I wonder? I agree someone has to be paid him for doing this

posted on 19 Jun 2010, 12:25

17. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


i wouldn't do it for a concert either.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 15:54

13. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


what a lowlife...........

posted on 19 Jun 2010, 11:48

16. downphoenix (Posts: 2357; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


What's really fail about this person is the fact that they aren't even remotely going to be the 1st person to get this one activated. They're in the central time zone. Similar iFail fans like him will be lined up in the east coast getting these phones activated and clogging up AT&Ts network, so by the time the store opens and he's able to get his phone, he'll have to wait longer than he should due to how busy AT&T is going to be, they are going to have systems going down/having trouble, there's already thousands and thousands of idiots like him that beat him to the punch... AND THEY'RE ALL PEOPLE THAT HAVEN'T GOT IN LINE YET XD

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