It is the Apple of many a gearhead’s eye, but people are going to extraordinary lengths to snag the latest iPhone in … where else? the Big Apple.
Some 10 days before its purported release, a queue began to be formed in the city that never sleeps to grab the first retail sale of iPhone 6. Half dozen loyalists, publicists, rent-a-place professional que-bodies have already lined up in front of the Apple store, attracting the attention of TV crews, tourists, and tech-troopers too busy to line up but awaiting first look at the gizmo.
Apple has only announced it will be hosting a “special event” on September 9 without specifying details, but the general assumption is it will be releasing the next-generation iPhone 6, and possibly one or two other gadgets and apps, including iWatch and iWallet. The Apple website features a countdown to the date with a teaser that reads, “Wish We Could Say More.”