Man camping in front of an Apple store awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5
To Rob Shoesmith, witnessing the arrival of the iPhone 5 seems to be the most important thing in the World right now as he is camping in front of the Covent Garden Apple store in London already. Is he just another iObsessed geek with no life of his own? Well, in reality, that might not be the case as Rob works in the marketing department at Medl Mobile – an iOS software development studio.
“marketing and PR experiment” and is sharing the experience with the World by blogging and tweeting all about it. There is a catch, however, as Rob is not allowed to spend any money on anything he takes with him. Luckily, many companies such as Skype, Domino's Pizza, Cadbury, Mountain Dew, Kenneth Cole, Weight Watchers and Gillette have shown interest in sponsoring the experiment and have provided Mr. Shoesmith with snacks, drinks and all sorts of other goodies.
So, how much more will Rob have to live in his tent for? If the rumors are to be believed, the next iPhone will be announced officially in September the earliest, yet the smartphone is not likely to land in London earlier than October of this year. Until then, those who wish to keep an eye on the PR stunt can follow Rob on Twitter or check out his blog.
source: Los Angeles Times
1. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Oh boy, another religous apple iSheep fanatic.
Imagine if people would stay in tents a few months to wait for a new Anrdoid or bada phone...
22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Haha that would never happen because android would have to come out with a decent phone.
31. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
taco, please quit being so silly. You know damn well that there are plenty of good Android phones. Many are better than the iphone in various real world tests and in specs. Most people who are Android enthusiasts, WebOS enthusiasts, Windows Phone 7 enthusiasts, etc. can appreciate that Apply does have some impressive specs and features to the iPhone, why can iSheep not admit that there are other good quality phones besides the almighty?
49. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
you forgot to mention bada enthusiasts like me : )
80. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
yes they are better... way better than the iphone 4 . but they get outdated by 6 months... thats why an android fan will never stay on a tent waiting for the SGII... prove me wrong... show where a android fan wil out fo their way for bragging right to having the true hottest phone coming...iphone5...
34. c.hack (Posts: 487; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
Or maybe Android users are just not as dumb as iPhone users?
84. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
they are .. u know why.. because android user get all up in arms in excitement when a phone comes out... and a month later,. another comes out.. and another... Android feeds you a new phoen every month and you guys get excited everytime... all the T-bolts fans ???? Optimus black???..... thats what I thought
127. AndroidtopsApple (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
@gallitoking.. I see you writing in every post and all you have is negative posts.. Do you know how to think in other ways? I am a Android user myself, but I also dont write negatively like you do about other platforms.
36. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
taco50 there are people who will have the iPhone 5 when it comes out & they won't need to stay in a tent for 2 months. This is just a stupid stunt probably masterminded by Shepherd Steve Jobs. You are mad because this guy is a bigger iSheep than you. lol You would have been a great candidate because you are rich boy & it would show your iSheep religious devotion to the Shepherd & the iPhone 5 right? Man it must be eating you up from the inside out huh? Wow someone who is a bigger iSheep than taco50!
48. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Well Samsung have some very good phones with bada. The Samsung Wave s8500 is over a year old and has about the same specs as that of the Iphone 4 (exept a 0.2 inch smaller screen, and 800 x 480 pixles instead of retina display, though the Wave has a superamoled screen giving loads better colors thant the retina display). The wave has a better proccessor though, and better OS ; )
56. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
peterl, i strongly suggest you look at the SGS2, its better than le Wave
65. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
I have looked at SGS2. It is nice, but i like bada better than Android.
I know the SGS2 has better specifications than the Wave, but it is rumored that the upcoming Wave 3 will have SGS2 specifications. Im waiting for that phone (and the Nokia N9 of course)
58. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Taco, I'm going to start keeping track of all the times you post first with a stupid anti-Android post so I can show you how full of s**t you are about simply defending against Apple bashers.
64. Heatfan316 (unregistered)
This is a man with no f**king life just like taco. Experiment my ass, what a crapple fag.
78. justj (unregistered)
Grow UP!!!! No need to use STUPID, HURTFUL, words like Fag!! THIS does however sdeem common among you idiots, and youngsters who act like phones and tech gadgets are going to further your life in some way?!? They are phones, pieces of electronics! I wish all of the time and effort you people put into this garbage could be used to help homeless people, or homeless animals, ANYTHING!!!
131. justj (unregistered)
as expected, You are such an IDIOT, you don't even know how to spell, FAGGOT, and that is very funny, me, a hippie!!!! yes, you are such a person of interest!! WATCH YOUR BACK.....................
125. Heatfan316 (unregistered)
Who said I was insulting homosexuals, crapple fag is a term I use, in no way intended to insult homosexuals, know what your talking about before you post, tree hugger.
106. snaggly (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
Yes definitely a crapple f3g!!. I love my android brothers. we're so mature and if3gs are immature little kids!
112. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
f3g? feg? eh?
Didn't I tell you that if you're going to parody me you shouldn't be a canary d**k? I think I deserve satire that more closely reflects my actual viewpoints.
134. justj (unregistered)
I own a f**king SSGS2 you TOTAL morons!!!! and yes that is the problem, people who want a better world, and not just stupid tech s**t, GROW UP!
136. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Hey justj, "snaggly" is a boring fool who's just trying to make fun of me. I'm sorry that he's bothering you.
26. Syksyd (Posts: 54; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)
This guy is the most retarted dumb ass alive...who the hell waits that long outside a store for a fukn phone...get a life man.....idiot
77. corporateJP (Posts: 1289; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Took the words right out of my mouth.
I remember dude's camping a night to get the new Air Jordan's when they came out, and at the time, a night seemed ludicrous.
But two months (if it actually comes out then)?
This clearly is a publicity stunt.
Somebody let this guy know he wasted his fifteen minutes on this, and it was only once-in-a-lifetime.
74. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4601; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I think this person just want to get more attention from other...
2. realist (unregistered)
3. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
I agree, you don't see people camping out here 2 months before the release of EVO 3D or the Droid Bionic.
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The camper has too much time on his hands. It would be nice if everyone had that much time to spend camping out at an Apple store. I wonder if he will maintain his vigil if the release slips to October (no Golden Master of iOS 5 has been pushed to the beta testing community as yet)?
5. Krishaun27 (unregistered)
What a dumbass!
6. iDiot (unregistered)
7. andro (unregistered)
isheep are so sad
8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I am surprised this iSheep eats real human food. You would think his tent would be full of hay! lol I wonder if this guys know you can preorder the phone? Maybe it's like a religious exercise. As per Shepherd Steve Jobs, ** Thou must suffer & live like a homeless hobo for 2 months before the iPhone 5 accepts you! You must do as I say my loyal iSheep!** I really think this guy has no life & no significant other! lol It's a sad sad world we live in. It’s funny that people would subject themselves to something like this just for a material thing. I guess whatever floats this guys boat huh? lol Does this guy have a job? How does he plan to pay for the iPhone 5? lol I wish I can take a 2 month vacation!
10. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
As a Christian myself i think it is really sad people are worshiping material things like the iphone in this way Thumbs up for you.
People should worship God, not iPhone or Steve Jobs.
15. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
There are more important things in life that material things. You are right, people need to check their priorities. I personally believe in God, I do have problems with religion, because I think religion segregates people instead of bringing them together. If you look at the history of man, more people have died in the name of God than all of the wars man has fought. I really think God wants people to genuinely love each other & him. God definitely doesn't want fanatics that is for sure. I am a God fearing man. To me God is elsewhere creating in our universe & one day he will return. He will see what we have done to each other & to our planet. Then we will answer to him & only to him! I usually don't get religious but Peter you seem like a decent man so I thought I would share with you how I feel. PhoneArena.com readers this was not meant to hurt or insult anyone. We are all free to believe whatever we want. Well except the worship of an iPhone. lol
43. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
You seem quite decent too, thanks : )
"God wants people to genuinely love each other & him"
"we will answer to him & only to him!"
I believe that God wants us to have a personal life with him and know Jesus personally.
I do believe though that we should tell others about God, and be fanatic about God, not in a bad way but in a good way, loving each other, being nice and telling others about Jesus and sharing his love.
And i do not believe that you have to go to church to be a christian, it is better to have a personal life with Jesus, than going to church every Sunday morning : )
Is this the same way you feel ?
51. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Kinda yes, as long as you are genuine with your worship of God & are loyal to God you should be fine. I never impose my love for God to anyone unless they ask or talk about it first. Just like you did Peter.
29. Syksyd (Posts: 54; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)
Y would u bring GOD into this discussion....GOD dosent even exist, so leave ur religous s**t out of here
42. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey man that's not cool. You are entitled to your opinion & that is fine, but to say God doesn't exist is a very hateful thing to say. Syksyd you are totally out of line! That was a personal attack on Peter & anyone who believes in God. We are entitled to an opinion as you are too. No need to force your opinion on people. That is wrong! You don't believe in God, then I respect that. You saying God doesn't exist, I DON'T respect that. So please watch what you say! Don't be so hateful.
44. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Thumbs up for you. Agree what you say here : )
Thumbs down for Syksyd though.
53. GJanee (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)
you were trying to force your opinion yourself on syksyd: to watch what he says, his opinion, because you don't respect that. you just did the same thing you judged from him. btw that's a typical religious thing: you don't respect others opinions, if it differs from yours. if he says god doesn't exist, you respect that too, as long as people respect your opinion, and that you are a believer. and by the way i think syksyd was right: there is no place for religion on a tech site. take those opinions to a christian gadget site or whatever, but here: it has no purpose or anything like that. anyways: if it was for religion: we would be nowhere near, where we are right now in terms of technology... jussayin'.
55. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
GJanee you are a total moron. I don't respect hateful, hurtful things. To say definitively that God doesn't exist is a hateful and malicious thing to say. If that is your opinion then keep it to yourself. I felt attacked when he said that! It was insulting & hurtful to me. I never attacked Syksyd when I said I believe in God. I have opinions on many topics but if they are something that might offend people I keep it to myself. I would never trade someone’s feelings for my opinion. I would keep quiet & not say a single word. It would have been better if Skysyd said hey stop the religious sh*t then say God doesn't exist. See the difference! I know religion doesn’t belong here on PhoneArena.com, I made it perfectly clear on my post. It was only meant for Peterlfromsweden.
59. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
To say I don't believe God exists is one thing, but to say God DOESN'T exist is a totally different thing all together! Is that better GJanee?
67. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
I think it would have been better for him to sat that he does not believe in God. that does not insult anyone.
To say that God does not exist is an insult. Its like saying Apple and the iPhone does not exist.
82. Syksyd (Posts: 54; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)
Ill say what i want SuperAndroidEvo....because in no way was i DISRESPECTING ur beliefs....so u can say GOD exist but i cant say he dosent if i believe that....ur a hypocrite....and leave religion out of here
85. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
To say god does not exist is an insult, just as it would be an insult to say you syksyd, does not exist.
92. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Dude you are a very stupid person aren't you? Let’s take this step by step. You CAN believe God doesn't exist. That is fine. You are still with me right Syksyd? The problem is you are saying God outright doesn't exist. Moron you don't know that, so your point is null & void. Do you understand that? You still with me? I said I BELIEVE in God NEVER did I say God does exist, because I would never want to offend anyone like your moronic a$s did. Do you follow me? You offended me & anyone who believes in God. So not only are you WRONG but your busted comment even goes as far to say that I said God EXISTS. NEVER did I say that! Do you know what hypocrite means because there was nothing hypocritical in anything I have said. So when you drive & see a religious bumper sticker you tell them to take it off or do you ignore it. Maybe practice the same & ignore what I am saying to Peterlfromsweden. What you said was disrespectful, hurtful & hateful all wrapped up in your ignorant stupidity. Man I need an Advil your stupidity gave me a headache. lol
93. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Thumbs up to you again superandroid : )
96. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
I do repect and understand your opinion. You have probably gone through so many bad things that made you believe that God doesn't exit just like many people and nobody has the right to change your mind. But I have to tell you my friend that there is an strong and powerfull spirit out there superior than anything else and that has to be ''God'' or whaterer the human being wants to call it.
To understand life you first have to undertand death and that there is always a porpose for everything.
120. GJanee (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)
thanks for calling me a moron. yet again you've proved how ignorant and hateful religious people are with someone whos opinion differs. technically: "i don't believe in god" and "god doesn't exist" is a causality. the fact that someone doesn't believe in it makes it a fact that it doesn't exist to that specific person.
by the way mostly i dont care about religion, i'm a non believer, but there are cases where i somehow have to add my voice.
"To say that God does not exist is an insult. Its like saying Apple and the iPhone does not exist." biggest nonsense i've heard in a loooong time. :DDD i think you guys took this more serious than it is...
122. GJanee (Posts: 196; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)
and btw: if you don't respect hateful, hurtful things, why do you want us to respect your hate-, and hurtful sayings/opinion?
57. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Whoa, youre so wrong !
First of all we did not force our opinion on anyone. If he did not like our posts, he was not forced to read them, he could just have moved on. Same thing as the bumber stickers i have on my veichle. They say for example "Heaven is cool !" or " Smile, Jesus loves you". If people are interested to read what says on my bumber stickers, they are free to read. If they dont want to read, they dont have to.
And if it was not for many christian men, we would not have been where we are now in terms of technology.
For example one very important thing that has lead to us being able to come where we are in terms of technology is medicin.
for example Joseph lister who was a christian, is the father of modern medicin. He came up with the idea to sterilise operating rooms and thus getting rid of infections.
Isaac Newton for example was a chrstian man. He is one of the greatest scientist ever to have lived.
88. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
First of all, I do believe in god but I barely share my opinion with others to avoid issues like this. If you belive in the devil then you believe in god too, and it's sad to see people that does not even recognize its creator. ''God is just a symbolic name to call your creator''. It is true that if it was for religion we wouln't have all this advanced technologies but God never say that you have to stick to any religion. But to understand all this you have to ''READ'' and fil up your brain with knowledge. And of course I repect everybody's opinon.
94. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Very good, I respect your opinion & I share a lot of those beliefs. God is just a name for the creator. The creator has many names & I could never say one religion is right & one is wrong. All people worship in their own way, as long as they don’t impose their will on me I have no problem. I could never say God exists or doesn’t exist because that would be imposing my belief on people & I am not about that! You do you & I do me!
148. shoesmith81 (Posts: 10; Member since: 15 Sep 2011)
It's not about worshiping a product. It'd the irony :)
11. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I would lose my job if I took a 2 month vacation. This makes me question how this guys employer is handling a 2 month leave from his position!
12. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Maybe they use it for marketing ?
38. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)
ok man... "as Rob works in the marketing department at Medl Mobile – an iOS software development studio.
Man camping in front of an Apple store awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5
Rob Shoesmith is camping in front of an Apple store in London awaiting the arrival of the iPhone 5
He calls his stunt a “marketing and PR experiment” and is sharing the experience with the World by blogging and tweeting all about it. "
If you actually read the article you would see that he has a job, and they are using it for marketing. i do however agree with you that he is a complete idiot. but hey if hes getting paid to sit around and eat free pizza and drink Mountain dew, more power to him
47. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I wish someone would take care of me for 2 months like that! lol
50. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)
haha i know!! its crazy. They should have had bear grylls do it. if would have at least made it fun