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Guy Already Camping Out for iPhone 5

Remember, it hasn't actually been announced yet
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2011 6:33 AM CDT
Updated Aug 14, 2011 5:48 PM CDT
Guy Already Camping Out for iPhone 5
The Apple logo is displayed on the exterior of an Apple retail store on January 18, 2011 in San Francisco, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Rob Shoesmith is currently camped outside London's Covent Garden Apple store in a tent, awaiting the release of the iPhone 5. Not all that weird, except of course that the iPhone 5 hasn't even been announced yet. Why is he doing it? As a "marketing and PR experiment," of course, and the Los Angeles Times notes that he's blogging about the whole thing.

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"There is one rule! I can't spend money on anything I take with me. I'm asking companies to donate products and services to test out whilst I'm here. Can you help?" appeals the 29-year-old, who does have a real job in marketing for an app developer. So far he's gotten free stuff or sponsorship from companies including Skype, Domino's Pizza, Mountain Dew, and Gillette ... and a company called Bog in a Bag contributed a portable toilet. (Read more iPhone 5 stories.)

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