Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) debuted the highly-anticipated iPhone 5S on Tuesday, but it won’t hit stores until later this month. Even though the phone won’t be available for purchase until September 20th, one man in Tokyo wants to be one of the first to get his hands on the new device. He’s already started waiting in line at the Ginza Apple store, where he’s the first place in line.
Tokyo man waiting for iPhone 5S
The man, who goes by the Twitter handle @Xxxprius, shared the following tweet: “I’m lined up at the Ginza Apple Store where the new iPhone 5S launches in ten days. This might be tough.”
The iPhone 5S was just unveiled and has already garnered positive press. Although it’s essentially a minor upgrade from the iPhone 5, it still offers some impressive features, like Touch ID, an A7 chip, iSight camera, FaceTime high definition camera, LTE wireless, iOS 7 mobile operating system, built-in applications, and improved App Store, among other features.
The iPhone 5C is just as exciting with a colorful plastic body, an A6 chip, LTE wireless, iSight camera, HD video, and iOS 7.
Although the man isn’t the first person to wait outside for the arrival of the new iPhone, he certainly is the earliest.
Apple’s New iPhones
Not everyone is excited about the new phones. CNET’s Charles Cooper shared his thoughts on why the phone debut wasn’t as exciting as it should have been. He said, “That over-the-top stuff is always part of what’s essentially a big marketing show. But there were no big surprises out of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) this time around. No surprises because the news leaks were spot-on. And if you were waiting for pyrotechnics, you went home disappointed because Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had nothing about possible wearable computing devices or televisions in the offing. The only unexpected news came when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said that iWork, iPhoto, and iMovie for the iPhone and iPad would be free for download. However, with tech addicts always looking for the next big breakthrough, would this provide a big-enough fix?”
Fortunately, it seems that more people still approve of the iPhone than those who don’t.