Whether you were first in line, are still in line, had activation issues, were unable to get your device - whatever the case may be - I want to hear your stories! Submit your tales in the comments section below, or e-mail them to me at tips[at]phonedog.com. I'll be updating this article throughout the day with your stories of activation issues and irritating little kids clinging to Mommy for their first iPhone.
(Okay, okay. I hope it's been better than that. But on busy launch days, you never know...)
Let the stories roll!
kevin4244 - "i got to the local store at 7:30 expecting a short half hour wait, as i had a pre-order. upon walking up to the store, i was informed "there's the pre-order line", and was faced with a two hour wait. people who didn't have a pre-order had been there since midnight. i was told they were letting in 30 pre-orders to 1 non pre-order. once i got to the front of the store after waiting two hours in the sun, i was greeted and escorted in. sadly people without a pre-order who had been waiting nearly 12 hours...were still waiting and that line was not moving at all. there were roughly 500 people total waiting in line, with the majority of them being non pre-orders. once i got into the store and was ready to activate my phone...i was told there was an outstanding balance on my at&t account which needed to be baid or they could not activate my phone. sadly i sent the check in yesterday, and they did not have receipt of payment yet. i was forced to pay by phone (my bill), using a credit card. so, i'll have a credit balance on my account of a hundred bucks as of later on today." (3:21 PM)
PointeStarr - "Got to the Troy, MI store around 430 am, left the store at noon. They were really organized, and kept bringing water and pastries from Panera!" (3:20 PM)
iDog3G - "It's actually a lot faster than I expected it to be. Coming from a 3G it feels super zippy. It's really noticeable in the camera when picture process instantaneously" (12:42 PM)
Image via APC