Man in iPhone 4 Line Mugged

Technophiles get in line, plus some early complaints
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2010 10:06 AM CDT
Piotr Kubiak of Oakland, Ill., who arrived at the store as the first customer in the reserved line, holds up a sign to offer his spot for $599 as hundreds of people line up outside of an Apple store,...   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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(Newser) – iPhone 4 mania is upon us: Long lines, early complaints, and...a mugging? News from the endless queues waiting for the device, which went on sale today in the US, UK, France, Germany, and Japan:

  • While those waiting in line were more than willing to give up their money to Apple, a Mashable editor may have been forced to give it to a less scrupulous character. Business Insider reports that at 3:40am Chicago time, Sam Axon tweeted, " I was just mugged while waiting in line for the iPhone 4. Not kidding."

  • Gizmodo reports that complaints about the iPhone 4's Retina displays are starting to line up, as well. It currently has 37 reported cases of a yellow tint, band, or spots on the iPhone's screen. One reader was told his would be replaced today, but after driving an hour to the store was told to come back tomorrow.
  • The lines are crazy huge everywhere. Newser has pictures. So does Business Insider.

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