This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication - Western Union memo, 1876
THE INQUIRER popped down to the Apple store earlier today where we found Blackberry users waiting to switch to the Iphone 4S.
As usual the queue was predominantly made up of current Iphone owners but we managed to scout out some Blackberry users waiting to buy an Iphone 4S. They confirmed to us that they were switching because of the recent Blackberry service outage.
The queue this morning was snaking its way around from the Apple store on Regent Street to Hannover Square. Whilst the people at the very front of the queue had been there for a week some people were joining the back of a relatively small line at about 8am today.
Although people queue up for the thrill of being among the first to get their hands on the latest Apple gadget, there was not the same buzz that we saw in the huge queue for the Ipad 2. Maybe the cold October morning had something to do with it, but there were still around 150 people in line half an hour after the store opened.
The scene at the famous Union Square Apple store in San Francisco was somewhat, er, lacking. Yesterday, The INQUIRER's reporter in the US found not a single Iphone camper in San Francisco, with less than 20 hours to go before the launch.
We took a quick poll today to discover that most of the people were preparing their wallets for the 64GB model of the Iphone 4S. They were split about 50/50 between the black and white colour options. Pretty much everyone already had an Iphone 4, with one owner saying he would just keep the old one. µ
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