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Tokyo Man Already Lined Up for the iPhone 5S

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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.

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"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."

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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.

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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!

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He's dealt with rain.

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And reporters.

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He's made iPhone friends.

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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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GnomanEmpire
GnomanEmpire

What a joke.

I hope the poor guy knows they'll just release a new new one next year, and the year after, and the year after that, and the year after that, and the year after that until we're all in disembodied iBodies thinking iThoughts supported by iCloud on the new 230G wireless network between Jupiter and Alpha Centauri.

And where will that impatient line monkey be then, huh? HUH? All he'll have is a widdle iPhone 5s that doesn't even have alien language support.

What a maroon.