Man in Tokyo already waiting in line for iPhone 5S

The man has been waiting in line since Tuesday and has more than a week to go, says Kotaku.

A Tokyo man will wait in line more than a week for first dibs on the iPhone 5S.

One man in Tokyo clearly doesn't want to miss his chance to buy the new iPhone 5S.

Known by the Twitter handle @Xxxprius, the eager customer scored first place in line at the Ginza Apple Store on Tuesday in his quest to pick up the 5S, according to blog site Kotaku.

Nestled in front of the store in a chair with just a few of the creature comforts, @Xxxprius admits that he has a difficult road ahead waiting in line until the end of next week.

"I'm lined up at the Ginza Apple Store where the new iPhone 5S launches in ten days," @Xxxprius said in one tweet, according to Kotaku. "This might be tough."

There's always the chance his adventure will be in vain if the store has more than enough 5S units in stock to satisfy walk-in customers come September 20. But in the meantime, he's getting lots of free publicity, tweeting news of his wait each step of the way and chatting with reporters.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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