I hit up the Apple store Saturday to grab a new iPhone case and noticed the 20-person line snaking outside for iPhone 3G S buyers. Then, on Sunday, I ran an errand across the Bay Bridge and witnessed yet another line of eager buyers.
Despite the lackluster launch day (compared to last year and the year before, anyway), there's still not just demand for the new iPhone, but enough demand that people are willing to stand in line to get it right in their hands then and there, even though you can order it online.
Although I was grateful not to have to wait for anything, I understand the desire to go to the store and have the whole "experience" (not just having to go in for tech support) — to say nothing of being able to walk home with your shiny new purchase. So tell me — do you love Apple products so much that you love to go into the store, or do you order online when you have the chance?