First people in the world to buy an iPhone 3G

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  1. eddyg macrumors 6502

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  2. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Had me confused with the freezing remark for a second, then I remembered that it's winter now down there :D
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    That's Queen Street, Auckland, right? Even at this time of the year, rather there than Invercargill. Brrrr.

    And the White Lady isn't too far away either. :)
     
  4. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone knows the iPhone 3G won't be sold out, so they just look completely foolish. "Also in line was Evert Bruyns, 24, who plans to buy two iPhones." Whatever man...

    I guess it's an easy way to get their 15 minutes of fame.
     
  5. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Actually when people stand out in line, it just creates more hype, and thus more people wait in line.
     
  6. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Don't be too sure on that, there are conflicting reports (aren't there always) that O2 stores and CPW stores could only be getting as few as a couple of dozen.....it may or may not be true, but I don't think we can count our chickens before they've hatched.
     
  7. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    There is no way in hell, or on God's green earth, that a store will receive only 24 iPhones on launch day. That makes no sense at all.
     
  8. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone 3G will sell out, I'm positive.

    It's now just a matter of when.

    Back on topic //

    Good on the guys! - it's all part of the fun.

    They won't look all that 'foolish' when they actually do manage to swipe the first ever retail, iPhone 3G in a matter of hours.

    R-Fly
     
  9. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    Freezing tempratures????!!!

    LUCKY!!!

    It's over 100 degress here in San Jose, California. H.O.T!
     
  10. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    I'm only repeating what I've read......on the front page of this very site.....top left under iPhone Blogs, I read it somewhere else too but I forget where that was. All I'm suggesting is we don't assume it wont sell out quickly (O2 online fiasco)
     
  11. lesliegolf macrumors regular

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    Agree with R-Fly. Its all part of the fun. No one is forcing them to be there. If they are enjoying it, great! They will have a good story to tell.

    Kiwis are really wonderful people and the one chap donating one of the phones is a great example of how nice they are.
     
  12. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Your right to quote it, as it is quoted from an official O2 customer e-mail responce, sent out to hundreds of people,
    today, on behalf of Matthew Key, CEO of O2 and Telefonica Europe.

    R-Fly
     
  13. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I forgot to add that part, thanks for picking up on that. True or not, it is quite worrying. I'm considering changing my initial plan of getting to the store for 8am and getting there a little earlier (not something that will please the fiancee)
     
  14. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    Well, they certainly won't be the first in the world. I imagine some high up Apple staff will already have them, staff at AT&T (USA), staff at O2(UK), staff at all the other phone providers around the world that are selling them, maybe some reviewers, maybe some people stealing them out the factories they make them, or during transport.

    But yeah, after these thousands of people who already have them then these will be the first idiots who actually queued up for days to get a new iPhone to get one. Queueing losers FTW!
     
  15. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    I like you.

    It sounds nicer if you say 'queuing winners FTL!'
     
  16. Telp macrumors 68040

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    They might be waiting in line for a long time...
     

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