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When Apple released the iPhone 4G this summer, some 600 people lined up outside the Fifth Avenue Cube. We met the guys who were 20th and 21st in line. They'd gotten there fourteen hours earlier, heat wave be damned.
When Apple released the Verizon iPhone yesterday? Not so much. CNN Money reports that the line outside the cube yesterday morning consisted of eight people, none of whom were subscribed to AT&T. A nearby Verizon store attracted only a few more customers, although more of them were making the switch from AT&T-equipped phones. This doesn't necessarily mean the Verizon iPhone is a failure, though—many customers may have just ordered the phone in a 3am pre-sale last week.
· Apple Fifth Avenue Had the Longest Line We've Ever Seen [Racked NY]
· Verizon iPhone draws small crowds [CNN Money]
· Pre-Order Madness Resulted in Few Lines for Verizon iPhone Launch [PC Mag]