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.

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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.

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4"
  • 1136x640
  • IPS LCD
  • 326 PPI
8 MP
  • f/2.4 Aperture
1440 mAh
    1GB RAM
    • A6
    • None
    Price
    ~$165 - Amazon
    Weight
    112 g
    Launched in
    2012-09-01
    Storage (GB)
    • 64
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