The countdown is on ahead of Friday's release of the iPhone 3G, and a handful of buyers are waiting outside Apple's flagship New York store. But they’re not diehard fans—they’re activists hoping to promote sustainable agriculture by breaking a world record. The Waiting for Apples group queued up July 4, beating a couple of other would-be first-in-liners, reports CNet.
Those they beat to the first-in-line spot include New York Times techie David Pogue and a young Venezuelan who left in hopes of being the first to wait at a different store instead. Other potential waiters have drifted by, but so far failed to commit to the long wait in the hot Big Apple sun. (Read more iPhone 3G stories.)