Still Lining Up for the iPhone 3GS

iphone3gslineDropped into the local Apple Store today while running other errands to see just how fast the iPhone 3GS really is. One word: blazing. The one I tried was on 3G, not wifi, and it displayed web pages faster than my iPhone 3G on my home wifi. Video recording was smoother than my digital camera too. Granted, my camera is a few years old, but it’s pretty snappy. I think I can still restrain myself from diving into an upgrade, but I understand the allure… to an extent.

What I don’t understand is these guys I saw from the upper level of the mall. I stood in line to get my iPhone ticket and then returned later to pick it up, but that was before you could order one online and receive it a few days later. When I do fall victim to the upgrade bug, that’s what I’m doing, not standing in line for hours. (And I’ll probably also be buying an iMac for my wife at the same time.)

Oh, one funny thing I saw: after I snapped the shot, I noticed a TV off to the left was playing a Microsoft PC ad. Didn’t stop folks from going into the store though.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at]


  1. When people are going to pay $80/month for the subscription fees, I’d like to think that they’ve researched and thought it through. An ad isn’t likely to change their minds at the last moment, especially in this economy.

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