Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
The front of the line in Midtown at 9AM this morning
For those still on the hunt for an iPhone 3G, there's good news and there's bad news. The good: the Fifth Avenue Apple store got a new shipment of the gadgets in yesterday. The bad: Meatpacking and Soho are still out of phones, putting all the pressure on the Cube.
Line length: "Hours and hours." Like three hours, or like five? "Closer to five than three."
Availability: After yesterday's shipment, still strong.
Color: The line seems to be longer than ever, stretching down 58th street almost to Madison Avenue. If the shortage was a marketing ploy by Apple, it worked.
· All iPhone 3G Coverage [Racked]