Twilight, IPhone 4...It's The Week Of Geek Lines

Posted: Jun 24 2010, 10:19am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:58pm CDT, in News | Apple


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It was a big week for nerds across America. In addition the hotly anticipated launch of the iPhone 4, the new Twilight movie opened today, and tent cities crawled up for both.
We ran to the Apple Store in midtown Manhattan to grab the picture shown above yesterday afternoon. Dozens of people were waiting with blankets, tents, and meager rations as they were getting ready for a final night of waiting.

Usually, stories about these lines are complemented with comments that customers should have just pre-ordered to guarantee themselves a unit. However, with the iPhone 4 it took a very dedicated individual to sit through constant site crashes and error messages when the device went online for pre-ordering.

So today is the day of reckoning. I got to get my hands on an iPhone 4 from a friend of mine, and although I tend to shy away from Apple stuff because of its historically proprietary nature, I did really like it. At the very least it is the coolest piece of tech out there right now.

Today was also a big day in another side of the entertainment industry: the launch of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, or as most Twilight fans call it, simply "Eclipse."

The San Jose Mercury News reported on Tuesday that the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles was already growing a line. That's the stage for the red carpet premiere of the film.

9,000 people there received wristbands to be part of the premiere, a far greater amount than the number of iPhone 4's available at any given Apple Store.

You gotta love these tent cities. It's what makes America great.

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