Video: First NYC iPhone Line Sitter Back for an iPad
Posted 04/02/2010 at 4:58am | by J.R. Bookwalter
(Image courtesy of Engadget)
Even though no one is really expecting insane, iPhone-style lines to purchase an iPad on Saturday, that isn’t stopping one legendary line sitter from camping out for his already. Hasn’t this guy heard of pre-orders?
Engadget is reporting that Greg Packer, the dude who sat in line all week to be the first one to buy an iPhone back in June, 2007, is back. Packer staked his position as first in line a “whole three days” before Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in New York City opens for business (at least, stocked with iPads, that is).
Of course, the weather in New York City is a lot more pleasant than the sweltering heat of that fateful June three years ago -- but really, does anyone think camping out for an iPad will be necessary? Maybe ol’ Greg knows something that we don’t.
In any event, Engadget got a quick interview (if you can call it that) with Mr. Packer, and a reader named Zoltan Kaprinay (seriously) got the line sitting legend on video, so have a look. Anyone else camping out for an iPad? Question: "So, you are the first one?" Packer: "So far, yep yep!"
Question: "So you're going to be the first one to buy one, also?" Packer: "Yep, yep!"
Question: "Do you have any number?" Packer: "Huh?! Yes, yes. Well, first come, first serve! They don't give you a number, you queue up for a number."
Question: "Do you have something in your bag, to eat or drink?" Packer: "Just mainly a change of clothes. Nothing to eat, nothing to drink."
Question: "Why do you want [the iPad] so desperately?" Packer: "Because... it's like a mini laptop! I mean, you just... you know, click it on, just like you click the iPhone on. And you don't have to open it up, and you know, go through, you know, go through everything. "
Question: "So, you need to have it?" Packer: "Yes! "