That Time We Waited in Line During a Typhoon for a New Apple iPhone

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So you've waited in line for an Apple product launch? Oh yeah? Well, have you waited in line during a hurricane or typhoon? A group of people waiting in line for Apple's iPhone 5c and 5s launch on Friday, September 20th, at Apple's Tokyo Ginza store can answer that with an affirmative, and they have a video to prove it. Fortunately, Apple took pity on them and invited them inside just before it hit.  Go ahead, Samsung and Microsoft, try and make fun of that, because that's all either company can do, make fun of it. No one is going to wait in line during a typhoon for a product launch for either of those companies. This could be a big iPhone launch for Apple in Japan because the company signed up DoCoMo—Japan's largest carrier—for the first time. Kotaku has more information (via AppleInsider).

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furbies

Waiting outside during a typhoon ?

Applicants for the Darwin Awards ?

Andhaka

As a fan of Apple and technology… I really pity them… i really, really pity them.

Cheers

ctopher

That all glass elevator is cool!

I used to go to Ginza just to hang out at the Sony Building and play with their stuff. (And watch the clock at the Ginza JR station) I guess that makes me old.

mrmwebmax

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A group of people waiting in line for Apple’s iPhone 5c and 5s launch on Friday, September 20th, at Apple’s Tokyo Ginza store….

They were in line already? The launch is days away!

aardman

Gotta love the Japanese.  During the tsunami incident, not one case of looting.  Now, if you line up for a product release and get hit by a typhoon (not judging the wisdom thereof), the store manager invites you in for shelter.  In any other country you’ll probably be left literally twisting in the wind because the security risk of letting you in the store is too great.

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