iPhone Activation Issues: iPhone Review Delayed

Believe it or not, I had to drive back to the Apple Store today to exchange my new iPhone for another.

The phone I originally purchased had something loose in the USB port that brought it out of charge mode with even the slightest movement of the USB cable.

I was the first person to go back to the Apple Store to report an iPhone problem, they told me, so the issue may be a rare occurrence.

The problem is, since I activated the first iPhone, activating this second one is proving to be a major hassle.

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First Post From My iPhone

I’m back from the Apple Store, updating from my new 8 gig iPhone! I’m loving it overall, but it does have some downsides (fortunately, most can be corrected via firmware updates).

Stay tuned for a full review with photos and a feature-by-feature breakdown of the iPhone (complete with pros and cons).

The iPhone Line-Waiting Survival Guide

Launch Line

If you’re among the thousands of iPhone fans who will be standing in line on June 29 to get their hands on Apple’s long-awaited mobile phone, read this iPhone Line-Waiting Survival Guide for 10 must-know tips on staying safe, comfortable and entertained while you wait:

1. Arrive as early as possible.

Lots of people plan to camp out in front of Apple and AT&T stores. Arriving the night before may or may not be necessary, depending on the location of the store and the quantity of iPhones available.

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Meet Greg: the First iPhone Line Waiter

The first line of iPhone campers was formed yesterday in front of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Apple Store by Greg, a single retiree who marked his territory more than four days before the iPhone’s arrival.

Gizmodo interviewed Greg, who said he is a single retiree, so he’s got plenty of time to sit and wait for the iPhone.

He holds up a sign letting passersby know of his early arrival and asking for donations for food and Metro cards.

Greg was first spotted by Vicarious Music.