uPhone, wePhone, iPhone

I admit it: I was one of those jackasses that stood in line this weekend waiting for an iPhone. I arrived at the Apple Store at Keystone at the Crossing on Indianapolis’ northside Saturday morning. Bright an early, too. Walking in at 6:30 when security unlocked the doors, I and three other people anxiously awaited together. In fact, we pulled a bench from down the hall to sit right in front of the Apple Store.

Knowing that the store didn’t open until 9, we didn’t care. We talked about all the new features and what all we could and would do with our phones after we bought them. One buyer worked at an ad agency, the other for a healthcare company as an IT manager, another as a student employee at University Information Technology Services at IUPUI.

We talked about politics, religion, cult of Mac and more. We all even walked in together come 9 o’clock when a line out the door and around the sidewalk had already formed.

I walked into the store as the security gate opened and was greeted by an Apple Store employee who helped me quickly and I left the store with a brand-spankin’ new iPhone.

If you have not used one or feel like it’s not for you: you’re wrong. This phone is amazing. Calling it a “phone” is a bit of an understatement. It does so much more and you have no idea how useful it is to have high-speed wireless internet via AT&T’s network in your pocket. All those anecdotal bits of knowledge you and your friends debate over at dinner or wondering which turnoff you need on the highway is now right there with you.

Evidently, most everyone has caught on:

Apple® today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone™ 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11.

“iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “It took 74 days to sell the first one million original iPhones, so the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the world.”

Without me, it would have just been 999,999 phones.

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