I want the iPhone 5, but I didn’t wait in line overnight for it like I did for the 3G and the 4.
Should I be ashamed or relieved?
A little shame is there already. This morning my friend David posted about how waiting for the iPhone 4 back in 2010 with me and a couple friends at the U-Village Apple store is one of his favorite memories. He’s spot on with this: “It really wasn’t even about the product, but just geeking out with good friends and sharing experiences together.”
I toyed with the idea of joining the line earlier this week, but then — gasp! — never even bothered to check what day the phone was coming out.
If I’m relieved, it’s because I didn’t lose more sleep than having an 8-week-old baby made me lose already. But there’s no question — I would’ve enjoyed it. More on this on Facebook.
Here are some of the more interesting news bits surrounding the iPhone 5 pilgrimage. Are you out there today? What am I missing?
- Odd job app TaskRabbit is offering to have its freelancers stand in line for you for four hours for $55 in New York and San Francisco, if anyone wants to hire out. (Thanks for the tip, Ruby Kane)
- One of the first Australians to get the phone called waiting in the “queue” “absolutely retarded, superficial and pretentious.” Well. (Thanks, Wes Kim)
- Many iPhone 5 users will have to carry their iPhones “naked” while they wait for manufacturers to get newly fitted cases on the market.
- BlackBerrys everywhere were hit by blackouts as the iPhone 5 rolled out — a nice little twist.
- Smuggled iPhone 5s are selling for as much as $3,700 in Moscow, where Apple doesn’t have a store and hasn’t announced a release date.