One man line for Apple iPhone 5S forms in Tokyo

One man line for Apple iPhone 5S forms in Tokyo
Now that the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C have been introduced, it means that Apple has done its part. The next course of action is up to the legions of Apple iPhone fans willing to do just about anything to get their hands on the latest iteration of the phone. At least one Tokyo man is planning on waiting in line over the next 10 days in order to be among the first in the country to sport the latest iPhone, fingerprint sensor and all. 44 year old Japanese businessman, Tetsuya Tamura, is looking to replace his Apple iPhone 4.

Thanks to social media, you can follow this man's battle with boredom, long lonely nights, dealing with the weather and the call of nature. His Twitter handle is @Xxxprius and you can follow his progress as he sits in front of the Ginza Apple Store. He has already admitted that the journey he faces is a tough one.

For now, the prospective Apple iPhone 5S buyer has set up a little table with an Apple iPad and has already entertained the media. As we get closer to September 20th, he should have some more line-sitters to talk with. Meanwhile, at the other end of the world, the line has already started to form in front of the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York.

source: Kotaku via AFP

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2. mishooo111

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

were is octopus

4. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

I Think He Just Wants To Be Famous

93. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I didn't know Japanese are as fool as Americans.

96. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

6. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Holy crap. This dude is 44? f**ker looks like he's my age. (20)

12. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Also the girl interviewing him is 73... (( Asians )) jk

17. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Eminem is 40 :D look how he looks like! 18 year old kid!

94. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Look at Nas. He's 39 and looks 16.

22. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Just look at Hideo Kojima. He is 50 years old but looks early 30 to me.

44. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Martin Yan is in his 60's. Totally different diets and genetics.

45. artealis

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

he is a Hikikomori ひきこもり or 引き籠もり normal japanese are busy, that man probably paid.

91. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Botox and plastic surgery do the job . Guess how old am I ?

95. FanDroid

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

76, no that's too young 80, no 82 no 83... Ok this's my last one 85, I'm sure Am I right?

97. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

I am actually 18 ...

92. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Baby face.

7. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Complimentary iPhone maybe?

8. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This is a device agnostic comment.. not aimed in any way towards iPhone or Android supporters. Anyone willing to sit out for what.. 9 days to get a phone is nothing more than an attention whore. A device would have to spit out $100 bills for me to consider camping out for any period of time.

13. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

if you are the only one in line... it means you are first, but also ONLY one... so you can just go home until an actual LINE forms... I wouldn't wait in line for this, but if I did it would be at most 2 days before the release... not 9

37. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

why even get on line for this thing dude? this is not 2009 anymore just preorder it and have it delivered in your home

50. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

exactly my point.... thats why I said "I wouldn't wait in line for this"

69. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

it would be epic if in the morning of iphone5s release in that area.. he fell asleep and an actual line forms........

9. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Why wait so long for any phone? Do people not like the idea of having it delivered to them?

10. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Would there be as many people in line if the media ignored them? Doubt it.

11. Knightmare64

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

LOL! Poor guy

14. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1179; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

44??? No way! He's at most 28! Anyway, what an idiot, lol, he's going to have pneumonia by the time this thing is released, he's going to get home and collapse before he even gets time to hook up his shiny new iPhone5S to his Mac.

16. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Now post another article about one man line for other upcoming phones, after you've searched the stores.

18. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

I wonder if a dog peed on him would he move around instead

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol* poor guy... all for a iphone5 ..*smh

20. KaiTech

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

If we're anal about definitions and open to geeking it up, this signifies a single POINT not a LINE on this plane... ;D

24. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Cant beat Monster Hunter fan who wait 2 weeks before game release

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