iPhone 6 Quest: Day 15

Day 16

Today we got transferred into the cage. This will be our last night here and we expect it to be the coldest yet. No rain, though.

This is how we woke up :)

This is how we woke up 🙂

The people from the NYPD came early this morning to help the Apple staff build the cage. We went inside at about 3pm in groups of five. We could feel that in only a few hours the quest was going to be done.

We were surprised to see that most of the people in line were Chinese. We asked around why and we found out that the release of the iPhone 6 and 6+ in China has been delayed until December or probably January 2015; therefore, right now an iPhone 6 over there is worth around $4000USD. That’s when we understood that most of those people were resellers. Most of them were old women or men with children.

All Chinatown came to line up for the iPhone 6

All Chinatown came to line up for the iPhone 6

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Up to a couple minutes ago, the line went all the way to 63th ST, that’s 5 blocks away. CRAZY! The media will get here early in the morning. Follow our twitter account for more info!

Time to sleep, at least for a few hours.

The RAVPower Team is READY!

The RAVPower Team is READY!

Cheers!

ed

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iPhone 6 Quest: Day 14

Day 14

Just two more nights to go. Tomorrow they will transfer us to “the cage”, the final line where we will spend our last night together. It has been a long journey but we are finally here.

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The team having lunch!

Everything went smoothly today. A few interviews, but the real deal will begin tomorrow night. We can almost smell the plastic cover of the new iPhone 6!

Tonight we all had dinner together and talked about everything that has happened. It was a fun night. It’s strange to think that we will soon have to go back to our normal lives. Don’t get me wrong, we really miss our beds, but we will miss the people we’ve met in line. We will miss all of them.

This is our last night on our comfy chairs. Tomorrow they will be taken away just before we move to the cage.

Good night!

Cheers!

ed

iPhone 6 Quest: Day 13

Day 13 (sorry guys, somehow we were unable to publish this post last night)

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The clouds over us!

The weather forecast said it would only be 40% chance of rain during the morning, but we did not expect it to wake us up at 730am. It poured for more than 4 hours. We did all we could to save our gear, but many of our things got wet. And to make things worst, the wind was cold, almost freezing.

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The team staying positive, even though it was raining! 🙂

We covered our already wet gear with the tarp and ran to the cafe around the corner to wait for the rain to stop. We stayed there drinking hot tea and taking turns every 20 minutes to go to the camp site and check on our stuff.

After 12pm, the clouds began to disperse. We were finally able to return to our stuff and, after the sun came out, we opened our sleeping bags and our luggage to dry under the sunshine.

Right now, we are wrapped in our sleeping bags like human burritos. We’ll try to stay warm and safe.
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Don’t forget to participate on our global iPhone 6 event! You can get one for free from RAVPower! All you have to do is go to http://www.ravpower.com!

Good night!

3 more nights to go!

Cheers!

ed

iPhone 6 Quest: Day 12

Day 12

Only 3 days left in this quest! Can’t believe we’re almost there. The days are getting shorter and the weather, well… crazier everyday. It usually begins with a very cold morning followed by a sunny and hot afternoon. Ending, of course, in a strangely chilly night that eventually turns into another cold autumn morning. No wonder why my throat is starting to hurt again.

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Hey! He's cutting in line! :p

But let’s talk about today’s great news…
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Today we officially launch the RAVPower iPhone 6 global contest! Want a FREE iPhone 6 Plus but missed the preorder and now have to wait months before you can get your hands on one? Well, don’t look any further. RAVPower has one for you! It’s simple. Go to www.ravpower.com, click on the banner on the front page and follow the instructions. It’s that simple!

If you do not have an iPhone 6 or any RAVPower product, simply write in a piece of paper “I Love RAVPower”, take a picture of you holding the sign and upload it to your Twitter or Instagram and tag us @RAVPower. You can also post it on our Facebook page.

Weather report: 40% chance of rain for tomorrow.

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Columbus circle at night.

That’s it for now! Don’t forget to participate on our giveaway!

Good night!

Cheers!

ed

iPhone 6 Quest: Day 10

Day 10

Hi guys, Ed here again. Today was probably the slowest day we’ve had. No interviews at all, except, well, the pedestrians who approached us and questioned us about our endeavor. Even thought was slow, the weather made it feel as the longest day ever. We had rain since around 2pm until just about an hour ago, 10pm more less. No lightnings, though.

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Here I am, trying to survive the rain.

While we were having dinner, Jonah was making a call somewhere and was on hold for almost half an hour before I asked: “What are you doing?” He then replied, “I am canceling my order.” I was confused, so I asked:  “It takes this long to cancel a pizza?” I asked this because he tried to order a pizza for dinner an hour before. He looked at me and began laughing like a crazy person. It turns out that he was trying to cancel an order that he managed to place somehow for 2 iPhone 6 the previous night; however, the delivery date on the order was October 19th… too late.

Today we found out that we made it to the front page of several major newspapers in South America! Way to go, RAVPower Team!

The rest of the day went by so slow. Clouds covered New York City until like 20 minutes ago. We are expecting better weather for the rest of the week, except Tuesday. For now, we need to dry our gear before we can get some sleep. It’s cold, very cold.

A couple of hours ago we got to meet Fred Schebesta, the first guy in Australia to buy an iPhone 5 two years ago. He shared with us his story about how he camped for 5 days to get thr phonr. Afterwards, he even agreed to take a photo with us.

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The RAVPower Team and Fred Schebesta.

Health Report: I am still sick and Jonah just feels very tired and finally… he FEELS COLD! 🙂

That’s it for now.

Good Night!

Cheers!
ed

iPhone 6 Quest: Day 7

Day 7

Today, we could finally rest for a bit. Don’t get me wrong, we still had work and give several interviews, but nothing like the previous days. 

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Many people ask us if it is really safe to sleep outside on the street. It has been up to now it has been; however, this doesn’t mean that we haven’t experienced any disturbing events during our stay. 

The first one occurred the second night we spent here in New York City. We were just trying to have some rest when this annoying security guard came and tried to bully us out of the line claiming that we were sitting in his spot (of course we weren’t). He went on and on saying that we were cutting in line, but didn’t manage to accomplish anything except becoming more and more frustrated with himself. 

He came back today and called the N.Y.P.D. to complain about us cutting in line… again. However, even the police asked him to stop acting like a child and get back to work. We laughed. 

The bad thing is that him and his fellow security guards have placed several chairs after us in the line and have claimed that those are their seats (even though they are NEVER here).

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They expect to sell these spots for at least $1000 USD next Friday, September 19th, the day when the new iPhones come out. It’s annoying because all the way at the back of the line there is a girl name Mia who has actually spent two nights here already (this night will be her third) but cannot get closer to us because of these security guards and their hunger for money. 

The second disturbing incident that we have experienced occurred a couple of days ago. A guy by the name of Brian Silverman came by to say hello. At first he seemed like a normal middle-aged man who just wanted to talk to us. Although he seemed smart at first, I wasn’t interested at all in engaging on a conversation with him. He left for a while but came back just after sunset. This time, behaving like a … well, let’s just say he was very aggressive and impolite. He began insulting us up to the point where Joe almost punched him in the face; however, he managed to run away. 

He came back the next morning and continue with his behavior. We scared him away and he hasn’t been back since. 

I guess living on the streets can be a little disturbing, but still, we won’t quit this quest. Only 9 more days to finally get our iPhones! We’re almost there. 

Weather Report: the cold autumn is here to stay… 

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Good Night! 

Cheers!

ed