iPhones go on sale Friday night at 6 pm--which you already know unless you've been living under a rock or have just recently miraculously emerged from a coma.
Lines have started queuing at all Apple Store locations--personally, *IF I decide to buy one, I'm going on-line to buy one (if you're watching CNN this morning, they've incorrectly reported that you cannot buy an iPhone online)--and of course, there are blogs about the wait.
David Clayman is third in line in Manhattan and planning to buy two-one to give to his dad and one to auction off for charity.
Greg Packer is first in line in Manhattan. MacWorld interviewed him. Money quote?
Though he’s committed himself to spending nearly five days living on the street for the iPhone, Packer said he’s not “computer literate” and doesn’t own an iPod. “I’m not really a technology person, but I’m doing the best I can to keep up with technology,” he said.
Then there are the guys who didn't have to wait in line or even pay for an iPhone:
David Pogue gives the iPhone a great review. (It's all relative. If you've read some of his other reviews.....) Steven Levy likes it, too, but he drank the Mac koolaid long ago. Ed Baig says more of the same.
Did you know that there isn't a single Apple store in the state of Maine?
*I'm conflicted. Because of security and company policy, there's NO way to receive my company's email on the iphone (except via webmail), so I'll still be required to carry the company issued Blackberry. I currently don't pay for a cell phone, the company pays my bill (my Blackberry is my cell phone). Why would I get an iPhone? Gadget envy is the only reason and I'm having a hard time reconciling gadget envy with a two year cell phone service contract.