Here's the world's first iPhone 5 owner

Here's the world's first iPhone 5 owner
Queuing for the newest iPhone has become more of a marketing stunt than anything else, given that a lot of the first in line are people who are there for promotional consideration, rather than die-hard Apple fans, and it is indeed the case with the first iPhone 5, received by Aussie Todd Foot.

Camping in front of the flagship Apple Store in Sydney since Tuesday, Todd has managed to become the first person to grab an iPhone 5, yet he has actually been sent there by a mobile phone comparison site that is using the event for marketing.

They even connected with other first-liners around the world, listing their names and the reasons for queuing, and about half of them said they are either doing it for a cause, or to promote something. The first guy in Ginza, Japan is even livestreaming his life around the iPhone 5 line. In any case, the first iPhone 5 sold in an Apple Store is now up for grabs in a raffle.


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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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69 Comments

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

His name ll be written in Guinness book or records ......... lol

38. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

what if he was an android fanboy

42. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

android not break such stupid news .... lol

39. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Another fail Apple.

47. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I wouldn't say first to own one. There are apple employees (Crook, Ive) who probably have one.

59. Aaron_R96 unregistered

Don't get how so many people still like or are Apple fanboys - the amount that that company has ripped them off is astronomical - and then the 'fanboys' brag about them having the highest share prices? - Yeah, cause they've ripped you off for 5 years, idiot.

3. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Some ppl seriously need a dose of "Get a life" :D

4. wendygarett unregistered

I feel proud of him :)

27. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

he just bought it no achievement at all

51. hengnarath

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Is it a pride in your country?

66. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

you gotta be kidding??

5. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Tuesday! oh, whoever he is, he sure is quite determined to get it.

6. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

in all honesty someone please explain to me why we are making an article for this crap!

40. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

yeah..daniel p. or whoever you are, dont you have better stuff to write about? or the editors wanted you to write something stupid & see how it goes before you are given more important stuff to write? or is it your brother, the loser who wanted to get the 1st iphone? what is it worth? does he get something better than the others? no..only the same old crap. do you write anywhere, about the 1st person who got a sgs3 or a one x? so why the need for this?

49. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

At least they didn't feel like it was worth printing on paper.

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i actually feel bad for him cuz he has no idea that hes being used and also has no idea how "lame" the iphone 5 is.......jus sayin

62. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

if my name will be in a recod book and my image shown across the world.. please use me!!!!!

68. satanrules

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

How can you be so sure about what he knows?

8. richard1990

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

All that for a phone that is already out dated only 4 inch screen there r phones coming out with quad core processors now and 2 gigs of ram what a wast of good money the new iphone is

30. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

I'm willing to bet they'll increase it to ~4.3.

9. Android1

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

No matter how many thumbs down... But it is fact.. he can't even make his way home by using apple maps lolxx

33. Android1

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Use some commen sense... I was talking about is**t maps...

54. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

I actually used iMaps last night... It took awhile to search for directions to a post office in another city (FAIL) BUT.... on my way back: I asked Siri to "take me home" She found my address in my phone contacts then launched the maps app, searched the possible routes, chose the quickest one, then started the navigation... ALL automatically. I was very impressed... Siri is totally integrated in iOS... You can even ask her to look for other things while on your route and its seamless to resume your route...

60. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well the siri thing is old on other OS like winphone already had integrated command service IOS is late on that none the less it worked for u

69. satanrules

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

You're completely dependent on your phone to find your way home?

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is getting out of hand... You're the first one to get a new iDevice, and you're suddenly a celebrity and have masses of people cheering you on.

11. Savage unregistered

Feel sorry for this guy. How is he gonna find his way home? :P

12. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

That's something to be proud of? lmao underachiever

13. richard1990

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Ok my samsung epic 2 which mind u is over a year old blows this new iphone out of the water as far as specs go 4.5 inch screen vers 4 inch screen and 1.2 dual core instead of 1 dual core the only thing it has is better pixel density but u really cant tell that much so is it really worth that much money to get something new that isnt top of the line its just new when u can get something over a year old for free and have it run better then the new?

14. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Get a life !!

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