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Based on tomorrow's forecast—high of 95 degrees, scattered thunderstorms—we're pretty sure the weather gods disapprove of waiting in line for hours to buy an iPhone 4 before all your friends can get their hands on one. Let's hope the people currently waiting in line outside the Upper West Side Apple Store—eight of them by our count—brought umbrellas and plenty of water, because it's going to be an unpleasant 17 hours before anyone's buying anything.
· Apple Stores, Crazed Fans Prepare for the iPhone 4's Release [Racked NY]