Greetings From iLine 2011

Once again, Apple is releasing a new iPhone. Once again, I’m in line at the crack of dawn at the Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco. This time I’m here with my wife Marie, who’s excited about upgrading from an iPhone 3GS to a 4S. We’ve been here for an hour; there were around 40 folks here when we arrived, along with a few phantom lawn chairs.)

There may be Apple Stores where iLines are still festive, even circus-like affairs. Not this one, at least so far. There are no kids dressed as iPhones. And Woz isn’t here. Just a lot of rather quiet people. And some Apple employees, who have already been consulting with people about carriers, capacities, colors, and the many and varied virtues of Applecare.

I’ll let you know if any excitement breaks out…

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  1. The_Heraclitus October 14, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    Interesting but, you missed the biggest tech news of the month. Dennis Ritchie passed on…

    Forest – Trees

    • The_Heraclitus October 15, 2011 at 8:09 am #

      LMAO. Anonymous downrates from AppleBots.

      • Hamranhansenhansen October 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

        Apple users love Dennis Ritchie. Every Apple product runs a Unix compatible operating system and native C applications.

        • The_Heraclitus October 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

          Well, I guess the Apple user who down rated was too uneducated to understand who Ritchie was… Not an unusual situation…

  2. MJPollard October 14, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    Why report real news when you can talk about a bunch of pathetic people sitting outside all night just so they can be one of the first ones to buy a phone?

    • Hamranhansenhansen October 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

      Calling people pathetic for being excited about a technology on a site called Technologizer is much more pathetic.

  3. Rip October 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    lol real news. there is no such a thing, everything is scripted. life included.