Cold Weather Limits Denver Verizon iPhone Lines

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Cold weather limited early morning lines at Denver’s Flatiron Crossing Apple Store to two dudes [Update: with eight minutes to go before doors open, the line has ballooned to four] for the long-awaited introduction of the iPhone on Verizon. While that’s not going to break any Apple release event records, the company is still expecting steady traffic throughout the day.

The device goes on sale at 7:00 AM local throughout the U.S., with initial quantities limited to pre-orders. Verizon’s iPhone is also available in Verizon’s fleet of 2,000 retail stores.

Apple employees brought the two guys in line fleece blankets to combat the cold.

Two Dudes

Two and a half men…no, wait: There’s just the two of them
(Photo by Jeff Gamet)

Denver Snow

Did we mention that it was cold? It’s 14° F.

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Not that cold, but in the Peabody MA Verizon store, temp about 20 degrees, there was steady business with no line at about 8 AM.  Very well trained staff, very smooth process, I was out with my iPhone in about 20 minutes.  Nice.

Ross Edwards

It’s also a Thursday.  Had they released the iPhone on a Saturday, especially one later in the spring with more clement weather, one might have expected more and longer lines.  There’s a reason blockbuster movies come out in May and not February.

Additionally, though, the report of steady business is a good sign too—it suggests that VZ and Apple made sure there is enough supply on hand to actually SELL as many units as demand ends up seeking.


Wimps. It was 5 degrees here in Rochester, NY this morning and the folks were outside waiting in their cars. My favorite quote on the news was from a guy who said with a smile (paraphrasing): “I didn’t want to be one of those people that line up at 5 am, so I got here at (looks at watch) 6:58.”



My thoughts exactly, FF. Look how they are dressed. And no toque, no mitts.
However, It’s well known that supplies will be plenty and the Apple store is quick and efficient and the exuberant bought their phones at AT&T. Still . . .

And funny quote.


Well, I got the quote sort of right:
YNN Report
Looks like they had a line; apparently everyone around here isn’t as broke as we hear. smile

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