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.

Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. If your going to buy the overly hyped iPhone please do so from me

    I think the title speaks for itself. I’m just straightforward asking you to make your iPhone purchase directly from me. There are many of you out there that have been overtaken by the hype. Your going to buy it anyway. So why not help me pay the rent …

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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?

  17. 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?

  18. iPhone on sale as of tomorrow

    Tomorrow at 9.45 a.m. the iPhone is starting to be sold in the Apple stores across the United States. There is already a big hype around the introduction of the newest must have Apple gadget. People started to get inline

  19. So are you talent or are you tech. Talent puts you in my union AFRTA, if you opt for tech you could be NABET or CWA. Either way with the amount of air you are hogging, being an AFTRA member would get you talent fees everytime they talked to you. Nabet and CWA you just have to look like you’d break legs. (old joke no offense meant I have worked with both unions)

    The reviews: Mossberg gushes the headline is the Iphone is a breakthrough handheld computer.

    Steve Levy turned WTOP’s news-talk fm here in DC sort of a brownish hue, talking about how great it is.

    I’ve met Walt and I do trust what he wrote. And by the way he has the 1st video on the allthingsd site.

    Yeah got to buy some APPL before it becomes too pricey, this is going to print money for Apple.

    FYI: AT and T is sponsoring the ATT National with Tiger Woods down the road from where I live at the Congressional Country Club in Potomac, I got a PR release yesterday that talks about the PDA device they will give to fans who ask for it to check the PGA tour website for the scores and the IBM shot link information. ( Palm did this when they were a company) And they also will have a broadband app that will allow you to enter into the the AT and T blue room. And by the way Verizon has the area wired for high speed TV and Internet via fiber.

  20. So are you talent or are you tech. Talent puts you in my union AFRTA, if you opt for tech you could be NABET or CWA. Either way with the amount of air you are hogging, being an AFTRA member would get you talent fees everytime they talked to you. Nabet and CWA you just have to look like you’d break legs. (old joke no offense meant I have worked with both unions)

    The reviews: Mossberg gushes the headline is the Iphone is a breakthrough handheld computer.

    Steve Levy turned WTOP’s news-talk fm here in DC sort of a brownish hue, talking about how great it is.

    I’ve met Walt and I do trust what he wrote. And by the way he has the 1st video on the allthingsd site.

    Yeah got to buy some APPL before it becomes too pricey, this is going to print money for Apple.

    FYI: AT and T is sponsoring the ATT National with Tiger Woods down the road from where I live at the Congressional Country Club in Potomac, I got a PR release yesterday that talks about the PDA device they will give to fans who ask for it to check the PGA tour website for the scores and the IBM shot link information. ( Palm did this when they were a company) And they also will have a broadband app that will allow you to enter into the the AT and T blue room. And by the way Verizon has the area wired for high speed TV and Internet via fiber.

  21. Can’t wait to see your review of it, Robert.

    Oh, btw, not sure if you’ve been following ZDNet’s blogger coverage of the iPhone-its been a bit controversial, given the negative aspects they have focused on. Now that Kingsley Hughes dude has resorted to moving from critizing the PRODUCT (iPhone), which is legitimate, to attacking anyone interested in buying the iPhone as “Stupid” (The “Stupid Rich”).

    So ZDNet has resorted to attacking users and potential users of a product thru name calling, rather than just reviewing/criticizing a product. Very classy!

    (Note that he doesn’t have an iPhone yet of course)

  22. Can’t wait to see your review of it, Robert.

    Oh, btw, not sure if you’ve been following ZDNet’s blogger coverage of the iPhone-its been a bit controversial, given the negative aspects they have focused on. Now that Kingsley Hughes dude has resorted to moving from critizing the PRODUCT (iPhone), which is legitimate, to attacking anyone interested in buying the iPhone as “Stupid” (The “Stupid Rich”).

    So ZDNet has resorted to attacking users and potential users of a product thru name calling, rather than just reviewing/criticizing a product. Very classy!

    (Note that he doesn’t have an iPhone yet of course)

  23. Robert,

    I followed your example and my two oldest daughters just had to be a part of mobile device history so now we are here first in line at our local AT&T store in Puyallup, WA huddled under umbrellas in the rain. They are 13 and 11 and so now we get to buy 3 iPhones for the family.

    Have a fun and safe night and enjoy your iPhone!

  24. Robert,

    I followed your example and my two oldest daughters just had to be a part of mobile device history so now we are here first in line at our local AT&T store in Puyallup, WA huddled under umbrellas in the rain. They are 13 and 11 and so now we get to buy 3 iPhones for the family.

    Have a fun and safe night and enjoy your iPhone!

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