Greg Packer is the first (and for a long time the unique) person waiting in line to buy an iPad in the Apple Store of New York’s Fifth Avenue (The Cube). The iPads are available since today Saturday April the 3rd, 2010.
Dialogue thanks to Engadget:
Question: So, nobody took your place?
Packer: No, nobody… nobody.
Question: So, you are the first one?
Packer: So far, yep yep!
Question: So you’re going to be the first one to buy one, also?
Packer: Yep, yep!
Question: Do you have any number?
Packer: Huh?! Yes, yes. Well, first come, first serve! They don’t give you a number, you queue up for a number.
Question: Do you have something in your bag, to eat or drink?
Packer: Just mainly a change of clothes. Nothing to eat, nothing to drink.
Question: Why do you want [the iPad] so desperately?
Packer: Because… it’s like a mini laptop! I mean, you just… you know, click it on, just like you click the iPhone on. And you don’t have to open it up, and you know, go through, you know, go through everything.
Question: So, you need to have it?
Anecdotally Greg Packer was the first to buy an iPhone, he also waited for several days (even against the weather) in that time and same store, here is a picture of him heading the 2007 line:
Post author: Daniel Semper