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Friday, June 29, 2007

Springfield's iPhone line [updated]


This is the line this morning at the AT&T store on South Sixth Street, Springfield, Illinois. I took a picture, but won't be able to transfer it from camera to computer until tonight.

Dave Heinzel live-blogs the thing.

UPDATE: Here's the actual photo, which looks quite similar to the drawing:


When I got there by 8:30 this morning, they were the only two in line. By the time the iPhone went on sale, the line had snaked around the back of the building. And that was that.

Posted by Marie at June 29, 2007 8:26 AM


So why does everyone have to wait until the oddball hour of 6 p.m.? Steve Jobs says democracy demands that it be so.

Posted by: Paul McNamara at June 29, 2007 10:35 AM

Paul, good to see you're having fun with this, too.

Posted by: Marie at June 29, 2007 11:39 AM

I like your drawing better! Joe Day is the new Greg Packer.

Posted by: daveheinzel at June 30, 2007 9:27 AM

I'm assuming there's a "No" above the loitering on that sign. If not, never mind. :) Sitting there for hours isn't loitering? Not that the store would ever press charges. EVERYONE sold these things for the same prices. No discounts to be had anywhere. Wonder how much markup there was for the retailers. They all had a good day. Not in the least sorry I missed out. This is one of the most over-hyped days in recent memory.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at July 1, 2007 1:32 PM

I'm thinking that the line at the West Monroe Street store was a lot shorter. I think I may have seen The 11th Hour there.

Posted by: Anonymous Communist at July 1, 2007 6:04 PM