Man spends 23 days in front of the Fifth Avenue NYC Apple Store to pick up his iPhone 7 Plus

Jaime Gonzalez, first on line at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, patiently waits for the doors to open

Jaime Gonzalez, first on line at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, patiently waits for the doors to open


It is all over until next year, when the launch of the 10th anniversary Apple iPhone results in even more pomp and circumstance. But that is in the future. Yesterday, a group of individuals who had camped out in front of the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, picked up their new Apple iPhone 7 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus (or both in some cases). Take Jaime Gonzalez, who spent 23-days in front. Gonzales was first in line as the doors opened yesterday morning. Inside, he picked up the new iPhone 7 Plus he had pre-ordered.

A week and a half was how long Andreas Francis chose to wait on line. She had attempted to pre-order the red hot Jet Black version of the iPhone 7 Plus, but was shut out. She ended up with a black iPhone Plus and an iPhone 7.

Lines were noticeably smaller around the world, but that didn't stop Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster from forecasting higher sales for the 2016 models. U.S. carriers like Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T reported strong year-over-year increases in pre-orders which partially explains the shorter lines. One of those who pre-ordered the device was Paige Hogan, who nonetheless showed up at the Fifth Avenue store to collect his iPhone 7 Plus. "I actually pre-ordered it, so I was only in line for like, 20 minutes, it was super easy," he said.

source: Reuters

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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
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iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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66 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple spirit..! Android fanboys don't get that. Lol

3. dazed1

Posts: 789; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Omg, cant stop laughing, thanks!

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's kinda weirdly funny, bruh. I mean... a 23 days of camping just for a device?!! That makes some crazy kind of sense.

43. dimas

Posts: 3320; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Just an off-topic to all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seSJvwF68-0 iphone 7 plus vs. samsung note 7 camera comparison by supersaf. You'll be the judge.

49. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Did the Note 7 explode in the video? If yes then I will watch it.

55. tedkord

Posts: 17183; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No blowing up, just a bit of blowing the iPhone 7 out of the water.

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, but it damn sure blew the iPhone out in the comparisons. Only area the iPhone won won was selfie.

90. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Selfie in the dark mate get it right, but Samsung does have a dark mode that makes it better not In the video

60. Clars123

Posts: 1076; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I love his camera test..I found it interesting that the 7 plus' main camera is the only one with OIS

64. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

For Apple to put so much emphasis on the dual camera system, then fail to give the telephoto lens OIS, is odd. In low light, you lose so much detail without it.

69. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Apple doesn't really care about camera quality, they care about calling it funny names (I can't stop laughing when reviewers say: this iPhone has 12MP iSight camera - wtf is iSight? How is it different from all other except for a fact that it doesn't keep up with greatest) and putting gimmicks. I have yet to see any practical use of dual camera, HTC dropped it, it had no sense, Huawei dropped it - same, but Apple won't drop it because they have a reason to charge more

80. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Huawei hasn't dropped it... And there's dual camera on P9 is the best implementation of the dual camera setup...

88. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Huawei dual cam setup in P9 is DA BEST from all smartphones in the world.. none phone shoots fotos better than P9

87. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

These key iWords are used for retarded brainwashed iFans.. like retina or taptic engine sht lying about shappire glass etc Many ppl believe

78. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Wait...wait, the telephoto lens doesn't have OIS? when you zoom any and all movement become way more pronounced, but they didn't add OIS to reduce that?....what the...why?

91. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The adding it to the next iphone

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I saw it, and posted the mink here as well. The Note won it easily, other than the selfie camera.

84. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Retards, retards everywhere...

23. Fona13A unregistered

People putting their health and safety at risk for an overpriced brand product? Yeah no wonder the eastern hemisphere makes fun of the Western World.

31. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 649; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

They should've pulled up the white van and taken this man off to the asylum.

46. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

spending big money for dumbphone with 2014 specs? yes we dont get that rotflmao

52. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Lol, you probe iPhone users are not only idiots but lame. Lol. Who camps outside to get a cell phone for 23 days? One that's not much better than last years.

54. tedkord

Posts: 17183; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And I hope I don't, because it doesn't seem to be curable.

56. fyah_king unregistered

We got a life!

63. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Woah 23 days :O Must be a lonely guy

68. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Maybe,the most useless person in the world.

73. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1312; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I call that being an idiot.

79. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

What a moron.... That's a sheep's behaviour.... wasting 23 days over any device is foolish regardless what the device is.... Only someone with no brains can do that or someone who is get paid to do it....

81. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

23 days get a life, not even if you got a free phone at the end of it. Any brand phone for that matter.

85. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Someone should send him a trophy for being an idiot of the year. Congrats bro!

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