The iPhone is great but sleeping rough for a week is a bit much isn’t it?

On July 6, 2008

Engadget is reporting that people are queuing in New York City a week ahead of the iPhone 3G release!   I can’t wait to get my new iPhone, but I’m not sure that I’m willing to sleep rough for a week to get to my hands on one!

It will be very interesting to see what the reaction will be like here in the UK. By some accounts the original launch of the iPhone here was a bit of an anti-climax with people reporting only a few stores in the whole country had any kind of queue…

The huge success of the first model, lower pricing and attractive tariff deals may change that this time around but we’re pretty reserved as a nation… I may be the only one camping outside my local o2 shop the night before!

Many were pleasantly surprised when the tariffs were announced here a few weeks ago. The pricing is very competitive with other phone deals with other (read: lesser) mobile phones. 


The £99 charge for the device on the £30 tariff will still be too much for many because, as a nation, we are used to getting feature phones free of charge, but its in line with the industry. For a top end device on a low tariff there is usually a charge similar to this.

Watch this space – I will report back from the queue, or no queue, on Friday morning.