Thursday, July 17, 2008

The iPhone Follies: Day Four, Holy Crap, I've got one!

After one hour and 10 minutes in line and 15 minutes getting my new baby activated, I am now the proud owner of a 3G iPhone.  Let me tell you, it is beautiful.  Gorgeous. Sleek.  Sexy.  

Waiting in line was fun, truly fun.  I was two people behind Lindsay Davenport.  In addition to our collective iPhone giddiness, there was a ripple of excitement in the crowds since a celeb was among (amongst?) us.  Of course I never would have known who (whom?) she was unless someone else told me, but given that I am a celebrity whore, I was very entertained.

While waiting in line, Apple's hot shot employees kept us entertained with their own iPhone folly stories - people trying to cut in line, people furious that they couldn't get the color phone they wanted, people waiting in line who were angry at employees for taking lunch breaks.   They let us play with demo phones, they showed us iPhone short cuts and tricks, and they tried to explain AT&T's quirky new pricing structure.  They handed out water and snacks.  They played "Guess How Long the Line Will Be."  It was great fun and went by in a flash.  

I have not heard yet whether my brother-in-law has his phone.  He is the only person I know who is perhaps more excited than I.  

Now to learn how the heck to use it......


Mother Suburbia said...

Congratulations! I'm envious. What fun. Is your phone numbers still the same? I'll look forward to hearing about your experiences with your new toy.

S@L said...

OMG I can't wait to see it. Cool!