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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Meet S.F.'s First in Line for the iPhone 4

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 2:52 AM

Original "first place in iPhone 4 line" gangster Chris Bank, a Blackberry owner who's been camped outside the Apple store in Union Square since midnight Tuesday, has put up his coveted slot for auction via Air BNB.

And now, the night before iPhone 4 Christmas, Bank, a self-styled start up consultant who vied for first place because he wanted an iPhone that could "hold him," has apparently given up the first place in line title to international pun champion and media trickster Joe Sabia (not to be confused with third place in line holder Joe Lobato, in the purple windbreaker above), for the discount sum of $400.

  • Third in line Joe Lobato and Bank outside the Apple store, Wednesday evening.

For those that care about this kind of thing, according to our sources at Apple, retail division:

a) Employees are expecting around 1,000 people at the downtown

San Francisco store tomorrow for the iPhone 4 launch, starting 7 a.m.

b) Union Square Apple has never ran out of phones at an iPhone launch.

c) There will be free coffee and donuts. Confirmed.

So if you've been rejected for pre-order by AT&T and debating going down to Ellis and Stockton before 7 a.m., I would say man up. After all, without risk there is no reward.

Or you could just keep reloading this handy iPhone line navigator app, like a dork.

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