Lines at the nation's Apple stores
Welcome to BaltTech. I'll periodically post some updates today on people's experiences with the new iPhone 3G S today. Particularly interested in short user reviews and demos of its video camera, like CharmCityGavin did below with 12seconds.
UPDATE #2: @charmcitygavin got his iphone from the Towson Apple store and posted his first 12seconds video clip with it. Check out the quality: good enough for you?
(UPDATE: Below, scene at Apple store at Columbia Mall, taken by @jflanigan, via Twitter)
Thanks to Twitter, those of us who aren't the kind to wait in line for a new Apple gadget can experience the geekdom from a safe distance. Today is the day that the new iPhone 3G S handset goes on sale.
Some gadget reviewers, such as WSJ's Walt Mossberg, call it an "evolutionary" model not a revolutionary one. It's supposed to be a much faster user experience, it can shoot video, and it's got voice command features that I suspect will play a greater role in the mobile device world.
Generally, it seems people who pre-ordered the device could have chosen to pick it up at the store today. There will also be phones for sale to walk-in customers, too, apparently. Though I'd imagine in some locations, they'll probably sell fast.
Here in the Baltimore area, it seems the Apple store at the Towson Town Center is the place to be if you're looking for a line. See some tweets below:
@ScottCastro Waiting in line at the Apple Store in Towson for the new iPhone 3G S
@kbilly21 @Towson Apple Store about 200 people waiting for iPhone 3Gs
@charmcitygavin Apple Store employees just brought up coffee and doughnuts!!
I'd like to hear from people who've maybe forgone going to an Apple store and instead, gone to an AT&T store. Is that a more low-key buying experience today?
I searched and filtered for iPhone tweets within a 25-mile radius of Baltimore. Check out these results. Pretty fascinating.
Elsewhere, Etan Horowitz, a tech blogger with the Orlando Sentinel, is covering the experience. There's a Twitter hash tag for that scene down in Florida: #3GSOrl Where else are the long lines? And where are there no lines?
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