Today was the day we’ve all been waiting for – the famed iPhone 5 release. Two years in the making, an eternity in the Apple world and already well on its way to become the best selling smartphone of all time, the iPhone 5′s first official day of availability definitely didn’t disappoint. We headed down to our home away from home, the Apple store on 5th Ave and took in the scenery.
The line was wrapped around the corner to Madison Ave, but Apple definitely did a much better job of crowd control this time around considering the volume of sales. First off, they didn’t allow presale orders to be picked up in store, instead, forcing people to have them delivered to their homes and offices. This mitigated a lot of foot traffic in and around the store. Even so, that didnt stop the media coverage from dropping by to see the hottest iPhone release since the original phone debuted in 2007.
As always, there were plenty of companies promoting and spreading their brand awareness on 5th Ave and yours truly, BuyBackWorld, was front and center to it all. We stayed true to our roots and sponsored the one and only, world famous line sitter, Greg “the man on the streets” Packer. In true Packer fashion, Greg was the first person to emerge from the Apple cube with the heralded iPhone 5, erupting in a roar that was heard round the world!
The Apple enthusiasts all cheered him on as he climbed the stairs to the top of iPhone glory. Greg chose a black & slate iPhone 5 16GB on the Verizon network as his iPhone of choice for this year. We think this was a solid choice. Be sure to check him out as the “Official Face of the iPhone 5″ in Forbes, The NY Times, Yahoo! News, The Associated Press, Tech Crunch, Venture Beat, CNet, The Huffington Post, Chron.com, The CTPost.com, The LA Times,Whats-hots.com, DemoTix and various other publications.
Our famous “BuyBack Babes” were also present, educating consumers on the “History of the iPhone by BuyBackWorld.com” and joining in on the festivities.
We’re also posting some pics we took ourselves – let us know what you think. We hope to see you all down in NYC for the next Apple release, it was a great time for all!
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