You can count on the Apple faithful to wait in line every year to be among the first with a new iPhone. But for this year's launch day, things are a bit more complicated. Two models are hitting stores at once, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. And there are limited supplies of the high-end iPhone 5S -- especially in gold. Online orders made early Friday saw shipping dates pushed back a full month. And without the option for preorders, it appears lines this year were longer.
This year, the lines for Apple's iPhone 5S will be more tense than usual. No early preorders means fans need to visit a store to have the phone on launch day. And with reports of limited supplies, it also could be a challenge to get the color you want.
But hundreds of customers are avoiding the lines by hiring someone to hold their spot. TaskRabbit is a popular service for finding someone else to wait in line. So far about 250 TaskRabbit users have hired someone to wait in line for the iPhone 5S, … Read more
Apple's iOS 7 is rolling out to iPhones, iPads and the latest iPod Touch on Wednesday. This episode of Update gets you prepared for what to expect in the new operating system, including AirDrop. The new way of wirelessly sharing files to other nearby Apple users will be convenient, but it also holds potential for annoyance. With the feature turned on, will sending unsolicited photos to nearby girls at a bar be a new pick-up tactic? Will retail stores push out advertisements to those passing by at the mall? It will be … Read more