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Photos: First line forms as iPhone mania builds

Greg Packer and David Clayman are the first line at Manhattan's Apple store to buy an iPhone.
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Greg Packer (left), and David Clayman were the first in line to buy an iPhone at Manhattan's Apple store. Packer is a retired highway maintenance worker from Huntington, N.Y who wants to be the first to get the hottest gadget. He's a veteran of the PlayStation 3 wait.

Clayman doesn't really want an iPhone but wants to experience waiting in line and blogging about it. He plans to buy the iPhone and then sell it and donate the proceeds to the Taproot Foundation.

Photos by Caroline McCarthy/CNET News.com

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For food, there's a hot dog stand as well as a ubiquitous Mr. Softee truck on the corner. The 24-hour Apple store has bathrooms, not to mention computers with e-mail access.

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Wanted: maid service for these living quarters.

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