Five days after thousands lined up around the world to nab the iPhone 4 at Apple stores around the globe, the lines are back. Now its customers who ordered the smartphone from retail stores run by AT&T, the exclusive U.S. provider for the iPhone.
Shoppers braved the early morning heat, and Times Square grime, to get their hands on this version of the phone, which is already a huge hit, selling 1.7 million units in its first 3 days on the street.
Hardware love aside, blogger Kevin Tofel says that AT&T’s new upgrade policy and phone data pricing plan played a significant role in spurring customers to order the device.
I’m all for gadget love, and have stood on my share of lines. But, dudes, seriously, you might not wanna sit there. A few hundred thousand folks walk by the Times Square AT&T store everyday and you have no idea what crawls around that patch of ground after we chuck our hot dog wrappers, gum, and myriad bits of grossiosity. yuck.