Apple fans from across the world line up for the iPhone 5, here are videos from the lines

Apple fans from across the world line up for the iPhone 5, here are videos from the lines
Today is the day for Apple fans - the iPhone 5 is finally launching and if you live in one of the few countries - the United States included - where the device launches today you’d see the usual lines and you’d hear the shouting and the cheering.

If you’ve never been that religiously obsessed with the iPhone, though, it’s possible that you haven’t yet witnessed the madness of the tens of people camping out and sleeping in their chairs in front of Apple Stores, reserving a place in the lines forming for the iPhone 5.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to go there and do it yourself - you can just check out the videos below where Apple Geniuses are counting down the time and high-fiving an obviously excited crowd. You can’t mistake the weird overmuch joyous atmosphere of an Apple launch with nothing else.

Did you lineup for the iPhone 5 desperate to get it RIGHT NOW? Or did you prefer to keep your sanity and wait a couple more days for pre-orders to quietly arrive? And what do you think about all this hype? Your comments and opinions are all welcome below.

source: AppleInsiderBGR

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131 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion it is stupid. I would understand if it was Africa and free food instead of phone but now it is just stupid...

3. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

for me it's puzzling, don't know why.

45. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Hey, I might have answer for this puzzle. Based on my observation while watching the videos, it seems like they're all treated like celebrities while in line for the newest iteration of the iPhone. Cameras and lines of Apple geniuses are there to be like paparazzi and fans while they enter the apple store. Also, having the bragging rights first. But the whole thing is so damn ridiculous.

86. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

A few years, or maybe even months, from now, they will have a flash back of what happened this very day and some of them will surely say, "OMG, did i really wait in line for that long just for that piece of fragile glass? Dear Lord, it's kind of embarassing. Hope no one remembers my face." Don't worry...PA has made you famous. Do you know what's more ridiculous? I think there is something more ridiculous...that PA had to post this article along with 5 videos. I seriously don't think PA will go behind any queue related to other phone manufacturers on their release date. PA, why didn't you take the names of every 1st customer of every 5 spot while you were at it? So you can start another article with that??? Darn...i'm tired of seeing and hearing of Apple. There's three in the fridge, i don't even want to look at it (I meant the real fruit, not iP5).

88. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I think that current video material doesn't belong for phonearena.com.

93. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Ok, forget about the following thingy. That apart, the rest is still valid...

92. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

can't blame PA for this. Hate it or love it, iPhone will always have the biggest bang, at least for now. Besides, this article is somewhat amusing. Seeing people practicing their stupidity at its fullest.

131. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I don't know why they're all so excited! What's the deal with the queue anyway? Even if they want it so bad, it'll be available full stock in a few months...are they without patience?? And knowing all those people will be holding the same device after all this is done, is a painful knowledge for me. I want a good phone, but i don't want what everyone else is holding in their hands... O well, i don't think they care much about how it looks since the phone itself is a near cousin of the old 4S.

10. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

Totally agree with U Sir. Those people looks like hmm... Dont know how to described them, are they even human? With no brain and no life? Zombie or android (in true meaning) ?

40. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

There not. Thats what Google says if u type eshp.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your opinion matters to u

70. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, it is.

31. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

ha, do you live in africa ?

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope Las Vegas

71. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

If you are asking me, then no, I live in Lithuania (Europe). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania

53. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

this epitomises ifans and the whole iphone cult way of things,the iphone is seen as a status statement or a statement of coolness or material possession,you can guarante those ifans holding the iphone 5 over their heads like an olympic gold gold medal are litterally thinking "Look at me world,look at what i've got and achieved"

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Andro whatup

63. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

True agree. but thats the only thing they can afford. if they wana show off. wheres the Designer clothes to match it. Ralph Lauren shirt. Armani jeans. Patrick Cox loafers. D&G jumbers. etc.

110. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

talk to em.....lol

65. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I have seen here no of hateful comments for iphone 5.But these hateful comments are building iphone profits.its people love for the device.apple is breaking records year by year with less hardware upgradation.i dont have a iphone & i will never buy it.

72. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

It's just...pathethic :) people feeling great for achieving a status symbol that everyone will have anyway. They just show how the mass can be easily driven. Once upon a time it was cool to have unique, kitsch stuff that could even describe someone's personality - now it's cool to be enslaved by a trillionaire company...boh

98. Techboi

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

This is so sad it makes me laugh lol

2. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Man what world do these users live in . Android already had this and is more advanced. What so special about this same design and same everything, buying it over and over again. What sad pathetic people.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Are you mad bro?

35. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

no bro but you are. Why would u wana buy Apples half-baked products. Dont u like ur freedom. Why so many restrictions and less feautres. its a high price midrange app launcher phone. why wouldnt anyone use or buy LINUX. You are free to do what ever u desire. Why should Appl control me.

89. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Half baked? You mean like some of the issues users complain about on some of the popular Android devices? Freedom and restrictions like locked bootloaders on Motorola?

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who cares what android has, this is the platform they like. Everyone doesn't like android, just like everyone doesn't like the lakers. Grow up

29. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

true not everyone likes android but the fact you get this reaction is the shameless hyping iOS gets from uniformed or just downright stupid users like Mxyzptlk and @ darkkjedii your always quick defending apple arent you yet claim your not one sided...ive yet to see you say anything good about other os's

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I always give android it's props its the only other os I use. I will not sit idley by while others get insulted jus bcuz they make an honest living and spend their money the way they like. They choose apple and isn't that what androids all about... Choice?

43. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

So please lets all educate those ifans and users and brainwashed people that Android is freedom. not Prison.

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