First in line

When we arrived at the Apple store this morning there was no one in line. We’re still the first two idiots in line. But it’s been good for PR. We’ve been interviewed almost constantly since 9:30 a.m.

Anyway, we’re posting live video and chatting with people from the line over on Kyte.tv. Lots of people have been dropping by and say they are coming back tonight. Already a few CEOs and VCs have been by here (one wanted me to sell her an iPhone — I told her wait in line or go to eBay).

The one problem? Power. I have two batteries and then we’re dead. Anyway, I’m here. Drop by and make fun of me.

UPDATE: we’re on the front page of Palo Alto Online.

85 thoughts on “First in line

  1. Robert, didn’t you take issue with the touch screen on the iPhone because you wouldn’t be able to use it under the table at meetings? Did you stop having meetings or something?

  2. Robert, didn’t you take issue with the touch screen on the iPhone because you wouldn’t be able to use it under the table at meetings? Did you stop having meetings or something?

  3. Robert – nice reporting. Well done. And, Patrick is an impressive communicator. Clearly taking queues from Dad. I’ll be heading to an AT&T store in Issaquah tomorrow. A little sad that I can only buy one. I had plan to pick up about five for various folks at WhatCounts and Eyejot. Might have to make another trip to the Bellevue Square Apple store Saturday… if they have any left. BTW – give this a try: http://alpha.eyejot.com/microsite/iphone_demo (requires Safari 3). Hopefully it will work on the real device. I know the iPhone can’t record video (for now; easily changed with a software update). I just hope it can play embedded Quicktime! See you at Gnomedex!

  4. Robert – nice reporting. Well done. And, Patrick is an impressive communicator. Clearly taking queues from Dad. I’ll be heading to an AT&T store in Issaquah tomorrow. A little sad that I can only buy one. I had plan to pick up about five for various folks at WhatCounts and Eyejot. Might have to make another trip to the Bellevue Square Apple store Saturday… if they have any left. BTW – give this a try: http://alpha.eyejot.com/microsite/iphone_demo (requires Safari 3). Hopefully it will work on the real device. I know the iPhone can’t record video (for now; easily changed with a software update). I just hope it can play embedded Quicktime! See you at Gnomedex!

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  6. Where’s the power inverter for the car? Just put the laptop in there for a bit while it charges both batteries and call it good. Oh, and make sure the car is within sight so you don’t go to get the laptop and find a broken window instead.

  7. Where’s the power inverter for the car? Just put the laptop in there for a bit while it charges both batteries and call it good. Oh, and make sure the car is within sight so you don’t go to get the laptop and find a broken window instead.

  8. Not having a removable battery isn’t a big deal.

    I could get another battery for my treo, but I haven’t. And I’d probably get a new phone before the battery needs to be replaced.

    Not having a slot for an SD card is a bigger issue.

  9. Not having a removable battery isn’t a big deal.

    I could get another battery for my treo, but I haven’t. And I’d probably get a new phone before the battery needs to be replaced.

    Not having a slot for an SD card is a bigger issue.

  10. Are you going to try and buy your iPhone on your corporate account and then be pissed when you can’t.
    How does you waiting in line coincide with the earlier reviews of the Nokia phone you raved about and thought it blew away the iPhone?
    Confused here

  11. Are you going to try and buy your iPhone on your corporate account and then be pissed when you can’t.
    How does you waiting in line coincide with the earlier reviews of the Nokia phone you raved about and thought it blew away the iPhone?
    Confused here

  12. I want an iPhone eventually, but I learned long ago not to go after first version Apple products. And I certainly wouldn’t camp out for one.

  13. I want an iPhone eventually, but I learned long ago not to go after first version Apple products. And I certainly wouldn’t camp out for one.

  14. You are a great Dad. Patrick and the baby you are expecting are fortunate.

    I do stuff for/with my son all time that, to others, makes no sense. In time it will…

  15. You are a great Dad. Patrick and the baby you are expecting are fortunate.

    I do stuff for/with my son all time that, to others, makes no sense. In time it will…

  16. Couldn’t one of you go into the Apple store and charge some batteries?

    I’ve never been to the Palo Alto store, but the SF store has plenty of outlets.

  17. Couldn’t one of you go into the Apple store and charge some batteries?

    I’ve never been to the Palo Alto store, but the SF store has plenty of outlets.

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