Chris Bank and Joe Lobato

Chris Bank and Joe Lobato watch the crowds go by from the front of the line outside the Apple Store in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon.

At 7 a.m. Thursday, Apple's newest gadget will hit the streets, and line of attention seeking entrepreneurs are seeking to cash in on the hype.

Jobless and looking for cash, Bank and Lobato have been camped out on the sidewalk since Monday night, looking to sell their spots to the highest bidder, and rent a tent for $200.
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In line outside the Apple store

Lined up with spots for sale, the iPhone 4 line sits patiently waiting for the doors to the Apple store to open Thursday morning in San Francisco.
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Most in line are selling their spots

It is indeed a summer sale in San Francisco. Most of the people waiting in line at the Apple store in on Stockton Street have their spots in line up for sale.
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Imran in line for iPhone 4 in SF

Sitting in a blue sleeping bag along Stockton Street in San Francisco, Imran waits in line outside the Apple Store in San Francisco Wednesday. Imran is not selling his spot. He is waiting in line to purchase the fourth generation of the iPhone for himself.
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Head of the line

At the front of the line since Monday night, Chris Bank waits for the phone to go on sale at 7a.m. Thursday.
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Melissa Forbush (@MellyRocksXD) and Chris Horrall (@horralltiki), at the end of the line of the 12 people Wednesday afternoon are mostly just looking for Twitter followers. Forbush has already pre-ordered her phone, and Horrall is just there to support Forbush and sell his spot in line, if he gets an offer.

When I asked why I should follow him, Horrall said, "Tomorrow we'll have an iPhone 4, so we'll automatically be interesting."
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