I wasn’t able to buy any iPhone 4 online when it went on sale, so I was left to pre-order it and pick it up in a store. Fortunately I didn’t have to wait in line long. It took less than 30 minutes from arrival to departure.
This is a far cry from folks who stood in line for several hours to get their iPhone (and in many cases, to not get their iPhone because they hadn’t pre-ordered one).
I drove by my local Apple Store this morning to see how long the line was; I’d guess about 300 people deep, at about 8 am. Some folks were there at 6 am and didn’t get their iPhone for nearly five hours.
And yes, it’s a great device. The text is crisp, the screen bright, and it feels very, very fast. It also is more comfortable in my hand than I thought it would be.
It’s also has a substantial heft. It’s solid.
Another win for Apple.