No, Seriously, Don't Stand in Line For the iPhone

No, Seriously, Don't Stand in Line For the iPhone

We went over this in depth last week, but it's worth a stern reminder: There is no good reason to stand in line for the iPhone. None. Unless you are Steve Wozniak, and even then it's dicey.

If you want a new iPhone, just order it online and have it delivered to your door like a normal human being. Or just go to an AT&T or Verizon store in the afternoon after the initial rush. Don't. Stand. In. Line.

You know, like this guy's doing.

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Tokyo Man Already Lined Up for the iPhone 5S

Tokyo Man Already Lined Up for the iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S was just announced. Twitter user @Xxxprius isn't chancing anything. "I went ahead and got the first place in line," he tweeted. Now, all he has to do is wait. For well over a week.

"I'm lined up at the Ginza Apple Store where the new iPhone 5S launches in ten days," @Xxxprius added nearly 20 hours ago. "This might be tough."

Tokyo Man Already Lined Up for the iPhone 5S

In what has all the trappings of a publicity stunt (for himself, at least), so far, he's hooked up his iPad and camped out in a lawn chair on the pavement in Tokyo's swanky Ginza district, live tweeting along the way.

Tokyo Man Already Lined Up for the iPhone 5S

If that's one thing he has, it's time to tweet. Oodles of it. Thank goodness for flexible working hours. Or no working hours at all. Whichever!

Tokyo Man Already Lined Up for the iPhone 5S

He's dealt with rain.

Tokyo Man Already Lined Up for the iPhone 5S

And reporters.

Tokyo Man Already Lined Up for the iPhone 5S

He's made iPhone friends.

Tokyo Man Already Lined Up for the iPhone 5S

And this is only his first day. Just nine more to go!

iPhone5S,5C発売まで、あと9日 [Twitter]

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