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Meet the guy who was 1st in the iPhone 5 line

NEED TO KNOW
  • He waited outside Manhattan store for 8 days
  • Why?

He says he feels as great as he does tired.  Which is to say “a lot.”  "He" is Hazem Sayed and he was the first person in the iPhone 5 line at Apple’s flagship store in Manhattan when the doors opened at 8am this morning.  He tells HLN he was there for 8 days! 

EIGHT DAYS?  Why Hazem?  Why? 

It turns out that Hazem is a developer.  He created an app called Vibe and he wanted to be sure it works correctly on the newest gotta-get iThing.  He ALSO wanted to put his app to the test while in line.  He says he while waited for 8 days on 5th Ave. he conducted a “social experiment.”  Something to do with social networking based on your location rather than lists of friends or followers… which is what his app does.  While he was in line he met potential users from all over the world.  So win, win for Hazem.  He got to test his app AND he gets to be the first to test it on the new iPhone 5! 

*Bonus: he gets to plug his app on national TV!

What about the phone physically?  This was a first for us… no one yet has speculated on the ‘texture’ of the new iPhone but Hazem says he’s “really impressed with it.” 

Now that his 8-day urban camping trip/social experiment is over he tells HLN digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong that he plans on putting his software on his new phone… playing with that for about an hour… and then crashing without setting an alarm (which is ironic because one of the new features of iOS6 which runs on the new iPhone 5 is an enhanced clock app featuring an advanced alarm scheduling system). 

Are you a fanboi/fangurl who waited in line to be the earliest of early adopters?  What do you think of the new phone?  Did you shoot an unboxing video?  How’s the texture?  Let us know in the comments.

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