Thursday, July 10, 2008

The iPhone Eve on George

I went to the Apple Store on George Street tonight, on the iPhone eve.

The Apple Store on George Street, Sydney, NSW
Canon IXUS 50, F/3.5, 1/50 sec, 8.46 mm, ISO 50, Pattern Mode, 21:10 10 July 2008

The steps inside the Apple Store on George, Sydney, NSW
Canon IXUS 50, F/3.2, 1/8 sec, 7.11 mm, ISO 50, Pattern Mode, 20:52 10 July 2008

The iPhone devotees I saw on the TV were still there. :-) They were staying in a line at the door of the Apple store in the Sydney CBD, regardless the crowd passing around them and the cold at night. They are real enthusiasts. :-))

The iPhone fans at the door of Apple Store on George
Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 1/5 sec, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Pattern Mode, 21:05 10 July 2008

Canon IXUS 50, F/2.8, 3/5 sec, 5.8 mm, ISO 50, Pattern Mode, 21:07 10 July 2008

As per the store staff, the Apple Store would not sell iPhone tomorrow, they would only demonstrate the cool features of the newly revealed flag product. One store representative pointed at the Telstra shop opposite their store and told me that, that shop would be opening to sell iPhone tomorrow morning, not them. He said he had no idea why the fans were waiting there at the door.

There was only one guy staying at the door of that Telstra shop at that moment, the guard. The guard told me that the Telstra shop would start selling the first iPhone handset at 6am tomorrow morning, whereas the Apple Store should open at 8am, two hours after them. He was also really curious why no any of those fans came over there, though the shop already prepared tapes to partition the crowd they expected. But, no one was there!

The Indian guard at the door of Telstra Shop on George opposite the Apple Store
Canon IXUS 50, F/3.5, 1/8 sec, 8.46 mm, ISO 50, Pattern Mode, 21:08 10 July 2008

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