By Brendan Loy
I’ve consolidated my live-tweeting of this morning’s iPhone 4 purchase below:
4:25 AM: At AT&T Store. No one else here. Heh. I suppose most pre-orders went directly to homes, and AT&T has no walk-in stock, so no line.
4:49 AM: There’s somebody else here, but he didn’t preorder, and store sign says no phones for non-preorderers til Tuesday, so he’ll probabaly leave.
5:24 AM: First guy left, but a new guy just arrived, and put his bag by the door to hold his spot. HOUSTON, WE HAVE A LINE.
5:30 AM: 5:30 AM. Sunrise over Denver. T MINUS 90 MINUTES TILL IPHONE 4 LAUNCH. #omg #nerd #unnecessarilywaitinginline
5:43 AM: Trying to post and respond to tweets with my ancient Sprint flip phone only reinforces what a good idea it is to finally get a damn iPhone.
5:48 AM: A third person is here. Two of us are sitting in our cars, one is sort of wandering around. It’s a “line” only in a loose, postmodern sense.
5:56 AM: AT&T Store employees are here! Wearing dorky AT&T shirts! Yay! (Because I’m waiting in line for a phone, but THEY’RE the dorks. Right.)
6:00 AM: ONE HOUR LEFT. Four people here now. I’m getting out of my car and getting in actual line. FEAR FIRE PHONE AWAKE!
6:21 AM: A fifth person just arrived to join the line. 40 MINUTES LEFT. … Anyone want to bring donuts to the Quebec Square AT&T Store? I’m hungry.
6:27 AM: Employee arriving at next-door Jimmy John’s: “It’s too early to be at work, let alone at a cell phone store. You guys are crazy.” #hesright
6:29 AM: Now 7 people in line, all listening to some sort of bizarre crypto-Euro-R&B remix of “Teddy Bear Picnic” on one guy’s car stereo. #wtf
6:30 AM: 30 MINUTES LEFT. Several non-preorder folks here, hoping for the best despite sign saying no extra phone stock till Tuesday.
6:37 AM: AT&T Store employee now verbally telling non-preorder people that they have no phones for them. I think line is about to partly disperse.
6:40 AM: I AM NOW FIRST IN LINE. #1 and #2, and all other non-preorder folks, left. Three of us remain, all preorderers. 20 MINUTES LEFT. #wheeeee
6:50 AM: Cherry Creek Apple Store, which has some extra phone stock, reportedly has a long line. Here, just 3 lonely pre-orderers. 10 MINUTES LEFT.
6:55 AM: Supposedly, **1500** people in line at Apple Store Cherry Creek, as of an hour ago. Here, we’re up to four people now. FIVE MINUTES LEFT.
6:58 AM: TWO MINUTES LEFT #omg
7:04 AM: I’M IN.
7:06 AM: My iPhones have been unboxed.
7:10 AM: AT&T Store having activation issues because they haven’t downloaded iTunes 9.2 to some of their computers. #OMG #LOL #incompetence #attsucks
7:13 AM: Becky’s & my iPhones, waiting to be activated. They’re purty. #nerdporn http://twitpic.com/1ziurp
7:17 AM: OMG I’M GETTING A FREE T-SHIRT
7:20 AM: My Sprint phone is about to be deactivated so my phone number can transfer over. Next update will be from my new iPhone.
8:03 AM: OMG I OWN AN IPHONE! http://tweetphoto.com/28863844