iPhone 3G Faithful Already Lining Up in NYC

Customers queue up 6 days ahead of new release
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2008 4:29 PM CDT
Apple customers are now required to activate iPhone in-store rather than simply walk out with their purchases, which could delay transactions by 10 minutes.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The next-generation iPhone won't ring up sales until Friday, but eager shoppers are already lining up outside Apple’s flagship New York store. Ready with chairs and other gear, ten people have a head-start, and may be smarter than they look: For this release, customers must activate their 3G phones in-store, which could “slow the line down considerably,” Apple Insider says.