The new iPhone hasn’t been announced or even gone on sale yet, but already a keen-tech fan is queuing in a bid to be first to get a handset.
Part-time app developer for MEDL and self-confessed technology fan, Rob Shoesmith is waiting outside the Apple store in Covent Garden in a bid to be the first person to get the new iPhone.
We first heard about him earlier this year, Rob isn’t just an obsessive Apple plan – there is a twist. Billing his exploits as the ‘The iPhone 5 Experiment,’ he states on his website: ‘There is one rule! I can’t spend any money on anything I take with me. I’m asking for companies to donate products and services to test out whilst I’m there.;
He has already attracted sponsors, offering free camping equipment, as well as including Dominoes, Kleenex and Seabrook crisps. All of whom get a mentions in his blog.
Shoesmith could be in for a long wait. Traditionally Apple doesn’t announce the phone and release it to market straight away, typically waiting a week (if not longer) from the announcement to it actually hitting shelves in the UK.
Canny self-promotion on Rob’s part or just is this Apple fanaticism gone too far? Let us know below