Four days before the iPhone 5 is sold in participating retail stores and we already have some New Yorkers starting to line up for the iPhone 5. Four days! I wonder how much productivity is lost in the respective offices that these New Yorkers hold because of a smartphone launch. This line refers to Apple’s flagship store on New York’s 5th Avenue, but four days might not be too early as CNET reported on a handful of followers who already started to queue since last Friday itself, which is one whole week prior to the iPhone 5’s release.
Needless to say, sleeping bags and collapsible chairs will be a common sight around the flagship Apple store in that part of the world. If you happen to be on the lookout for a new iPhone, would you be one of those who would be lining up as well? After all, online stocks are already sold out while hitting a new pre-order record within an hour, and estimated shipping times of the iPhone 5 was also pushed back by a couple of weeks.