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I got an iPhone

Look what I got. I looked up all of the stores that would be selling the iPhone in my area, and guessed at which one would have the shortest line. When I got to the store at about 4:30, there were only 7 or 8 people in line. The store was closed from 4:30 to 6, and then they opened the door and let an initial group of about five people in. (There was actually a real policeman working the door at the store.) Then they let people in as the members of the first group left. When I was checking out, the point of sale system for AT&T Wireless crashed hard (supposedly nationwide), but then the system came back up and we made it out with the iPhone.

I’m still waiting on activation to complete, but I love the iPhone already. The display is ridiculously nice, at least judging by the “waiting to activate” screen.

Update: I’m still waiting for the phone to activate (five or six hours after the process started). I’m getting this message.


  1. I’m not jealous at all. 🙂

    (Let us know how it is, I may have to get myself one…)


  2. awesome. envy envy envy.

  3. …and?

  4. i’m very jealous !!!!! i want one so bad. i just don’t feel like saving up tons of money then shelling it out for something that i dont know personally about yet.

  5. I skipped the Apple store and went straight to an AT&T store 3 blocks away at 7:30pm. Small crowd, no lines, no waiting. Salesman came up to me as soon as I walked in the door and I walked out with a phone 15 minutes later.

    And now I’m waiting for activation … a long long wait and it’s difficult not to check email every 30 seconds.

  6. After packing my bags for Albion to see the inlaws, I sauntered right into Crabtree Valley at 11pm. No muss, no fuss.

    The only way into the mall was via the backdoor next to Panera, where the Rent-a-Cops let me in since I was “heading for the Apple Store”.

    I’m now “waiting for my phone to activate.”

  7. Gruber said “My phone needed to be power-cycled before it “saw” the activation.”

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