Yeah, looks like a well-behaved crowd.
First order of business: coffee.
This feels like an exact replay of the new iPad launch. Same location, same crowd.
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Now we jockey for position.
Folks are starting to warm up now we have badges. Even dare I say excited
I've somehow moved to the VIP side of the queue. Let's hope no one notices.
Saw Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller on the way in, stepping out of a flashy black sports car. Seemed a little tense.
It's like a party/reunion out here
Apple execs seem nervous and excited
We're over the press rope line, mingling with the VIPs like it ain't no thing.
I hope Apple can deliver stellar battery life on LTE. That's the thing I love most about the new iPad -- the battery life is just great, even on 4G. Every other LTE phone I've used, even the Razr Maxx, has not been able to last on LTE.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is in the house
See anyone from Facebook CT?
They should let us in soon
@Christina no sign of FB execs. Though Costolo is working the crowd like a pro.
What we may have to face, if there are no surprises today, is that the great era of Apple secrets is over. That's why I'm pulling for an iTV ...
Battery life: the last great surprise?
Chris: Totally, I think there is actually some REALLY interesting tech happening with battery life, but it's the big thing that keeps needing to improve, as these devices get more powerful
You know, we say that -- but isn't that when innovation and surprises tend to happen -- when we think we can't see anything else?
FYI: For Verizon customers who bought a 4S on launch date, you're upgrade pricing is still a year away. AT&T customers can upgrade in 6 months.
We're packed in like sardines here