iPhone 5S queue starts two weeks early

iPhone 5S queue starts two weeks earlyWell, it’s that time of year, dear friends, when we point and laugh at the lifeless idiots who start queuing for the new iPhone before it’s even been announced.

That’s the sitch over in New York, with a handful of punters already queuing outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue store. Heck, I suppose there are worse streets to live on for two weeks.

The iPhone 5S will almost certainly launch tomorrow, with Apple recently firing out invites for a September 10 event.

Reading between the lines, and going by previous iPhone launches, we’re probably looking at September 20 for the actual iPhone 5S release date, which is of course still a good 11 days away.

According to MacRumors’ report from last Friday, there were four people in the Fifth Avenue iPhone 5S queue, including a couple of dudes from Cincinnati’s SellYourMac.

Indeed, the Cincinnatians had hoped to be front of the queue, but were in fact pipped by two randoms.

Of course, if you happen to have a life and/or don't fancy living on the streets for two weeks, you can always pre-order your iPhone 5S and have it delivered on release day.

Incidentally, iPhone 5S pre-orders are tipped to open this coming Friday. Expect to see that shipping time creep to five weeks pretty quick, man.

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23 comments

AhmadCentral  Sep. 9, 2013 at 16:08

*Reads Article*

http://bennesvig.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/jumps-out-window.gif

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 9, 2013 at 16:09

Oh the sadness.
Have they not heard of Rob Shoesmith?

Treab  Sep. 9, 2013 at 16:39

im disgusted by the human race...

on a happier note - I GOT A JOB :D

AhmadCentral  Sep. 9, 2013 at 17:04

im disgusted by the human race...

on a happier note - I GOT A JOB :D


Congrats! :)

Was it as an "Apple iPhone 5s waiting line maintenance guy"? I hear they're very popular and high in demand jobs these days. :p

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 9, 2013 at 17:04

im disgusted by the human race...

on a happier note - I GOT A JOB :D


Congrats!!! :)

Treab  Sep. 9, 2013 at 17:11

im disgusted by the human race...

on a happier note - I GOT A JOB :D


Congrats! :)

Was it as an "Apple iPhone 5s waiting line maintenance guy"? I hear they're very popular and high in demand jobs these days. :p


i wish ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 9, 2013 at 20:10

im disgusted by the human race...

on a happier note - I GOT A JOB :D

Well done mate :)! I would ask doing what, but I assume nursing?

Treab  Sep. 9, 2013 at 22:05

yep :D band 5 here i come ;)

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 9, 2013 at 22:08

http://24.media.tumblr.com/be34a2a7cbf0c5d28c21d303c887fa02/tumblr_mho6xdl4fs1rq7uvlo1_500.gif

Treab  Sep. 9, 2013 at 23:19

how dare you... i dont have a dress ;)

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 9, 2013 at 23:28

You sure?

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/328/5/9/silent_hill_nurse_by_hellraiser_89-d5m1nvl.gif

AhmadCentral  Sep. 9, 2013 at 23:29

Jan stop posting creepy pictures..........

Treab  Sep. 9, 2013 at 23:51

where is that gif from?

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 9, 2013 at 23:54

Err, well...this has veered off topic, even for a Mobot thread. At least the article is nothing of importance (no offence, Lewis).

Treab  Sep. 10, 2013 at 00:10

Err, well...this has veered off topic, even for a Mobot thread. At least the article is nothing of importance (no offence, Lewis).

MOBOT has a topic? i thought it was just a way of assessing you lot for admission to hospital

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 10, 2013 at 00:11

where is that gif from? silent hill, of course ... via deviant art

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 10, 2013 at 00:12

Err, well...this has veered off topic, even for a Mobot thread. At least the article is nothing of importance (no offence, Lewis).

I disagree. This time we're well within the topic's boundaries. Those guys in the queue are clearly culturally challenged... mad.

AhmadCentral  Sep. 10, 2013 at 00:14

I miss pondlife :(

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 10, 2013 at 00:17

I miss pondlife :(

Me too. :(
What's an iPhone launch year without him???

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 10, 2013 at 00:28

I miss pondlife :(
Same here, Mobot isn't the same without him. It's been nearly 6 months since he last posted here:

http://www.mobot.net/profile/Pondlife

Treab  Sep. 10, 2013 at 07:05

I miss pondlife :(
Same here, Mobot isn't the same without him. It's been nearly 6 months since he last posted here:

http://www.mobot.net/profile/Pondlife


i think its time...

duh duh duhhhh... duh duh duhhh..

http://edinphoto.org.uk/0_B/0_buildings_-_edinburgh_castle_-_21_gun_salute_2bf23.jpg

Shooting at cupertino...

Rubisco  Sep. 10, 2013 at 09:24

The only people being laughed at are the stupid media (and blogs :p ) giving these "queuers" free advertising.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 10, 2013 at 10:59

The only people being laughed at are the stupid media (and blogs :p ) giving these "queuers" free advertising.

True.

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