Feeds

Queues start a day ahead of UK iPhone arrival

Two for a pand...show us ya money

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Despite utterly miserable conditions last night in London, die-hard umbrella-armed iPhone aficionados began lining up outside Apple's flagship store on Regent Street yesterday morning.

Graham Gilbert, a 22-year-old computing student, braved the rain and bagged the honour of being the first in the UK iPhone queue.

Queue for Apple iPhone on Regent Street
Graham Gilbert - the green umbrella guy - is first in line

He told Register Hardware that he rocked up at 8.30am yesterday morning and had bunked a lecture for the privilege.

"I've been looking forward to the iPhone since it was announced in January," Graham said.

Queue for Apple iPhone on Regent Street
Would you queue for an iPhone? iDunno...

He said he planned to stay overnight and had his sleeping bag to hand, with friends bringing him and his queue-buddy, TUAW blogger Nik Fletcher, nutritional supplies.

Graham said he intends to buy an O2 contract for his iPhone and that he doesn't plan to unlock it, as it would just get "broken again" with the next iPhone update.

However, according to one Register Hardware reader these rain-soaked supporters needn't have bothered queueing. Peter Alexander tells us that he rang up his local O2 store to see if he could reserve one of these "newfangled iPhone things" and despite being told he couldn't, he was reassured that O2 have an "unlimited supply".

"Obviously, the back storeroom of O2 shops has some previously unheard of Tardis-like properties or the iPhone has a new unheard of never-out-of-stock feature," he told us.

The iPhone - reviewed here - will also be available from major Carphone Warehouse outlets when it goes on sale at 6pm tonight.

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.