People came prepared for a long wait with their laptops, surfing the web for the latest updates on blogs, watching APPL stock, and talking about why they’ve taking time out of a beautiful Friday to spend it inside a mall, standing in line.
This is one of the last shots from the Apple store at the Mall of America before is went dark at 2pm local time.
By 3pm, the line had doubled over on itself:
Now, at 4pm, the 3rd row is forming, with 2 more hours to till launch.
A young girl yelled down from 1-story above, “What are you guys waiting for?” To which someone in line responded, “A cell phone.” Seriously? A cell phone? People don’t sit on the floor for a day for a cell phone.
An employee from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester decided to show up around 1pm to get in line. His current phone, pictured below, clearly ready for a replacement:
and past out of contract, so life is good.