Everyone wants the new iPhone.
The line for the phones at the Flagship Apple Store, which opens at 8am this morning to the public, stretched 12 city blocks — from 59th and 5th to 71st and 5th — by 6am Friday morning.
People on 71st street were camped out.
Some were in beach chairs playing cards, but these folks made a box fort and were sleeping.
Overnight the temperatures dropped to about 54 degrees; everyone had blankets and coats.
Once you got to the Apple Store a few blocks later, things seemed to be more organised and cheerful.
Press was lining up at the edge of 5th Avenue:
There were tons of NYPD cops. When we asked some of the folks in colourful sweatshirts how long they had been waiting, they cheerfully replied, “SINCE SUNDAYYY!”