iPhone 3G Queue Begins at 5th Avenue Apple Store

According to a recent report by GearDiary, a small group of approximately ten individuals began assembling early Friday at the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York in anticipation of the iPhone 3G release. This event mirrors the early lineup at the same location last year.

The iPhone 3G will be available from 8 a.m. on July 11th.

The queue was initiated by a family—a man, his wife, and their young child.

GearDiary notes that the family expressed their intention to break the record for the longest wait in line, with the added challenge of having their child with them. The police have allowed the group of ten to remain and are not planning to set up any barriers at this time.

For those interested, GearDiary has shared some images of the early birds.


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