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UK Launch of iPhone3G S Goes Well

Press, Cameras & iPhone addicts

Enter the StoreThis morning I got to the Apple Store in London's Regents Street at 07:10am, to be greeted with a line of over 50 iPhone addicts already eager & waiting. As the clock ticked steadily towards 0745am more joined the throng in high spirits, making the line go around the corner. OK the line was not as long as the last few times, but still reasonable.

Soon after, I was joined by Press & Camera crews all ready to record the launch story. Then at  0750am the doors were opened to applause & cheers from the waiting Genius & Store staff and the line streamed in.

About 10 minutes later the first happy iPhone 3G S owner emerged...

Richard James iPhone3G S ownerRichard James (pictured here) was immediately interviewed by the waiting press and was more than happy to pose with his new device.

I have also had reports that there were lines at O2 shops as well as other outlets such as The Carphone Warehouse.

So taking the UK as a thermometer, I would say that today is a WARM iPhone day! and Apple can have this down as another great launch and a job well done.

More Stories By Ian Thain

As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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