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New Yorkers aren't the only gadget-crazed folks willing to line up for hours, even days, to buy the new iPhone 3G. Our friends at Racked LA report that there's a serious crowd outside the Beverly Center Apple Store, where the line is moving very slowly. "The Apple Staff came and rallied line-waiters by clapping and running around in a circle and whooping. The first batch were let in at 8am sharp, followed by a second batch at 8:05am. A third batch didn't come until around 8:50am due to activation issues causing delays. The process seems to be taking 30-40 minutes from the time you get into the actual store to activation." [Racked LA]