Guy Already Camping Out for iPhone 5

Remember, it hasn't actually been announced yet
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2011 6:33 AM CDT
Updated Aug 14, 2011 5:48 PM CDT
Guy Already Camping Out for iPhone 5
The Apple logo is displayed on the exterior of an Apple retail store on January 18, 2011 in San Francisco, California.   (Getty Images)

Rob Shoesmith is currently camped outside London's Covent Garden Apple store in a tent, awaiting the release of the iPhone 5. Not all that weird, except of course that the iPhone 5 hasn't even been announced yet. Why is he doing it? As a "marketing and PR experiment," of course, and the Los Angeles Times notes that he's blogging about the whole thing.

"There is one rule! I can't spend money on anything I take with me. I'm asking companies to donate products and services to test out whilst I'm here. Can you help?" appeals the 29-year-old, who does have a real job in marketing for an app developer. So far he's gotten free stuff or sponsorship from companies including Skype, Domino's Pizza, Mountain Dew, and Gillette ... and a company called Bog in a Bag contributed a portable toilet. (Read more iPhone 5 stories.)

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