iPhone 5 queue begins already at Regent Street Apple store

iPhone 5 queue begins already at Regent Street Apple storeI was saying earlier that the iPhone 5 has proved typically divisive for Apple, but here’s one story we can all collectively sigh at.

The iPhone 5 goes on sale next Friday, September 21, and a handful of dudes are already queuing outside the Regent Street Apple store. But wait; hold that sigh for now; there’s a tad more to the story.

The queue began forming at 6pm this past Thursday, but the chaps at the front aren’t Apple fanboys. Far from it.

At the very front of the queue, we have Richard Wheatcroft, who has never owned an Apple device. What the…? Wheatcroft tells Pocket-lint: "It's a time thing. It's time for a change."

Joining him is friend and colleague, George Horne. Together, they’re documenting their experience for an online video, and ultimately hoping to grab a slice of publicity for their Hope Boutique Bakery project.

The charitable start-up is intended to yield a pop-up bakery that provides a safe working environment for troubled ladies – former women of the night, abuse victims, and so on. Nice one, boys.

Behind the Hope Boutique Bakery guys, however, are two chaps who have no such excuse, namely Vik Rathor and queue fanatic Zohaib Ali.

And let rip in the comments…

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Pondlife  Sep. 15, 2012 at 18:09

Should just get moved on for loitering.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 15, 2012 at 18:12

#OccupyWallstreet ... #pavement... oh, doh... #shinyshop #bbl

universe1992  Sep. 15, 2012 at 19:03

Sado freaks!

R11111ZZZZZ  Sep. 15, 2012 at 19:51

You no what would be good? if nobody even commented on this article. From now. Stop lol.

Iwanttodie  Sep. 15, 2012 at 20:14

Just as I started to rebuild my faith in humanity, now this...

Treab  Sep. 15, 2012 at 20:15

Lewis why atrnt you there you fanboi

jaybear88  Sep. 15, 2012 at 20:30

Ah well, good intentions at heart I guess. Easy for us to criticise/laugh but we're the ones sitting on our asses.

louiselouise  Sep. 15, 2012 at 20:41

Hm, are they REALLY going to sit out there for nearly a week?! Cynical ole me just thinks they're aiming for cheap publicity (and also making sure they bag their iPhone 5 in the process), but hey, rather them than me.

There is NOTHING in this world that would make me sit in a blimmin' queue for a week. Nothing.

Reser  Sep. 15, 2012 at 20:48

Queining before it was even available for preorder.. I would much rather get up at 8am on a Friday and press f5 a few times, why queue before it is even sold out is beyond me.

All become a publicity stunt, cause these idiots who queue this long think people care.

Pondlife  Sep. 15, 2012 at 21:08

Ah well, good intentions at heart I guess. Easy for us to criticise/laugh but we're the ones sitting on our asses.

And so are they

nickkelly  Sep. 15, 2012 at 21:21

What a pair of muppets!

Pondlife  Sep. 15, 2012 at 21:28

What a pair of muppets!

There are four there, though one was on a break at the time....

SpeedyG  Sep. 15, 2012 at 22:18

G0rms. Next news plawks.

Pondlife  Sep. 15, 2012 at 22:25

eh?

AhmadCentral  Sep. 16, 2012 at 13:12

Wow, really...

Arifkhan2580  Sep. 23, 2012 at 05:11

fine appele5 i like

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 23, 2012 at 14:19

Queining before it was even available for preorder.. I would much rather get up at 8am on a Friday and press f5 a few times, why queue before it is even sold out is beyond me.

All become a publicity stunt, cause these idiots who queue this long think people care.


And here you are - caring. Posting a comment, when you could be signed into the Daily Mail fighting the exploitation of Royal boobs... :)

jaybear88  Sep. 24, 2012 at 15:24

Queining before it was even available for preorder.. I would much rather get up at 8am on a Friday and press f5 a few times, why queue before it is even sold out is beyond me.

All become a publicity stunt, cause these idiots who queue this long think people care.


-They wanted publicity for their charity.
- I would never have heard of "Hope Boutique Bakery project"
- I now have heard of "Hope Boutique Bakery project"

Mission accomplished surely?

Reser  Sep. 24, 2012 at 15:35

Queining before it was even available for preorder.. I would much rather get up at 8am on a Friday and press f5 a few times, why queue before it is even sold out is beyond me.

All become a publicity stunt, cause these idiots who queue this long think people care.


-They wanted publicity for their charity.
- I would never have heard of "Hope Boutique Bakery project"
- I now have heard of "Hope Boutique Bakery project"

Mission accomplished surely?


Are you now going to donate to them, help them, or tell your friends about them? Even remember them in a weeks time? No?

Mission Accomplished? I think not?

I did not even bother reading to find out what they were about as I found it a ridiculous way to get publicity, and if I had I would not have remembered their name past a day of reading it.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2012 at 15:42

Have to be cynical and agree with Reser. If they had spend the time handing out flyers, tweeting or farcebooking, they could have had more impact. It's like irish charities that combat addiction and domestic violence by selling scratch cards. The most addictive thing since crack cocain. Gambling ruining lives in the millions. And lets face it, by the time those tickets are scratched, the buyer has no idea what they were good for.

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