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.