Lines are forming for the Apple iPhone 5 from Tokyo to New York already

Lines are forming for the Apple iPhone 5 from Tokyo to New York already
The typical new iPhone launch wait lines are already forming, some for the preorders, and some are straight out camping in front of stores for the first batch arrivals, which are not until this Friday.

In Tokyo's posh Akihabara district, the lines for the iPhone 5 preorder have been significant, with more than 700 applications collected at one time, categorized according to the internal memory version.

Then we have good ol' USA, where fans have set up camp to wait in line for being the one of the first to get their hands on the new iPhone 5. While the Japanese efforts look genuine, the people in front of the 5th Avenue Apple Store seem to be doing it for the publicity mostly, say reporters that passed by. After all, it doesn't take more than a few mouse clicks to preorder one anyway, although wait times have been increasing.

via Techblog,gr & AllThingsD

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1440 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x

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78 Comments

76. venom84

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 15, 2010

just go the next day

70. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

Wonder how many are calling in sick or taking vacation from their jobs for this, now THAT would be stupid.

56. boosh310

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 12, 2010

I don't care if you are an Android fan or an Iphone enthusiast, this is pathetic. To tell me, that standing in a line for 5 days for a phone is not a waste of time is beyond remedial. I know people are going to comment on my post and bash me telling me its their time to waste and they want to be first, fair enough. Corporation's win again and this is complete proof they have power over you.

54. lovefist unregistered

apparently, there's a lot of people with a lot of free time. I'd rather go out and do something productive or spend those moments with my closest friends and family, thank you.

55. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

i like your comment

53. yatmiko

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

What so greet for this phone, ppl really need to think more realistic instead of fanatic I will agreed with this... WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

50. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Waiting in line n camping for days to buy a phone? These guys need to get a life!!!

36. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

A line from Tokyo to New York ??? That is 10,000 km ! so about 30,000,000 people waiting Yes ok the iphone5 will be a big sucess

48. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

I'd wait for the iP5, if there were Meidos performing some cute stuff for me while I camp outside. Only in Akihabara...

32. Aeires unregistered

Not sure what's funnier, Android comments or defensive iPhone comments. People defending wasting time by standing in line for a product you can get online or waiting a couple weeks without the lines.

31. jiyoung

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

In Japan,they can buy iPhone5 for free with a two year contract.

20. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

so what your f**ken problem fandroid!!! are they borrowing money from you to buy an iphone? you just can't STF UP

21. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

We realize your love for the iPhone. But some things we have to be honest about because we see it in front of us. Camping out! That's just plain stupid! Some folks here just want to let you know that.

37. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

thanks a lot, i already test the other and i know which one is good for me

18. jove39

Posts: 2154; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Waiting in line to buy a phone...

17. TechPsycho

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

dam ifans are the lamest ever

16. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Look at the increasing number of sheep compared to the number of humans...

19. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

and you the smartest person in the earth

30. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

Look at the increasing number of stupid comments by Droids**ts on phone arena these days!!!

14. wendygarett unregistered

That's why I love Japanese :)

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Who said Japanese don't buy american product?

60. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

They are buying an American product with all asian parts ;)

12. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

You have to wonder how many active brain cells these people actually have,no doubt half of them were in line like this for the iphone 4 and iphone 4$ also.

41. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

you android fanboys REALLY think yall are smarter and more educated than everyone else...lol

46. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

But "it doesn't take a genius," actually..

11. redmd

Posts: 1969; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

They have nothing else to do. I think they should read phonearena.

29. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

Do you remember when people were waiting for YOU to come out of your Mom? Them people had nothing ELSE to DO.!!!!!

35. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

yeah but maier9900 when you were born no one was waiting because no one cared. seriously you that immature you sad little muppet

68. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

There were actually a lot more ppl present when i was born than WHEN your whole family was born back in the Stone AGES.

40. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

FINALLY someone brave enough to counter all this iPhone hate...hahaha its immature but entertaining... i get tired of reading the same comments from android fans

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