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 🙂
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Hey! He's cutting in line! :p
But let’s talk about today’s great news…
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.
Columbus circle at night.
That’s it for now! Don’t forget to participate on our giveaway!
Busy Sunday. Many people came by to say hi.
We made the front page of several major newspapers in Mexico since yesterday, which is why today we received the visit of many Mexicans saying “You guys are famous! RAVPower all the way!” We’ve also been all over Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador. Again, busy Sunday.
The bad news: Brian, one of the RAVPower Team members, got his sleeping bag stolen. We were getting ready to sleep just a couple of minutes ago when suddenly he couldn’t find it anywhere. We believe that someone might have taken it last night while we were all sleeping because Brian wasn’t using it. It was laying down under the tarp that we used to cover our gear from the rain. We already searched everywhere and even contacted the NYPD. Let’s see how it goes. We will all pitch in tonight to make a bed for Brian. We’ve got a couple of spare blankets and pillows for him to use. Hopefully it will be enough for him to pass the night.
The good news: we are getting closer to the launch date. This friday we will finally be able to enter the Apple Store and purchase the brand new iPhone 6 Plus!
More good news: it stopped raining and the sun came out today! We were able to use our super RAVPower Solar Charger again! It works like a charm.
We also got to do our laundry before lunch. Clean clothes to last us until Friday, until the big day!
Even more good news: we got to enjoy a beautiful sunset and the visit of someone very special (you’ll find his photo if you scroll down a bit more).
And even more sunset 🙂
Today's special visitor 🙂
Health Report: NO MORE SORE THROAT! Today, Mia gave me some honey and eucalyptus candy and the pain went away. I’ll still try to be careful, but anyways, no more pain for now.
Weather Report: Sunny all week long… except Tuesday, 40% of rain.
Bonus photo: Jonah taking a nap after a very busy morning 🙂
That’s all for today.
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.
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.
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.
This is really one of the busiest parts of the city. At least 100 people stop every hour to ask us why are we here.
“Are you here for the new iphone?” “Are you crazy?” “Are you guys for real?” “No way!”
However, it’s fun to talk to them. Jonah even began teasing them by saying that we are in line to use the bathroom inside the Apple store.
No media today, but we experienced the NY city labor day parade… FOR 4 HOURS STRAIGHT.
Health status: Jonah seems healthy but me, well… I feel like I’ll get sick very soon. It began raining a couple of hours ago, but thankfully we prepared a small fort to keep us warm and dry.
However, due to the strong wind, the fort ended up like this…
At least the rain stopped for now, but it’s quite windy and a bit cold.
We’ll try to get some sleep.
First day in New York. We are starting to get used to the constant passing kf cars. We slept less than 2 hours last night thanks to well… sirens and people walking by all night long.
We borrowed a couple of chairs from some of the people in line.
Today was a media day of some sort, mostly cause we got interviewed by news agencies from all over the world.
The best part is that all pedestrians that walk by and ask us what are we doing cannot believe that we are camping out here for the iphone.
14 more days to go!