LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Apple's sleek new iPhone 5c and the 5s won't be available for purchase until Friday, but one man isn't taking any chances on not getting the new technology as soon as possible.
Stephen Warren of Clarksville is already camping out in Little Rock, standing in line to purchase the new phone days before it's released to the public.
His purpose: to make sure he's the first person in Arkansas to get his hands on the new iPhone 5s.
"I'm not like most people who actually go out to the woods and camp like my friends," Warren said. "I'm more of a technology person."
Equipped with a tent, lawn chair, and an ice chest full of water, Warren is the first in line outside Little Rock's Apple store at The Promenade in west Little Rock.
"I bought me a bag of apples and a bag of oranges before I showed up on Monday afternoon and a case of water."
Warren will spend the next several nights sleeping in a lawn chair he borrowed from his mother.
Warren said this behavior has become a tradition of his, he even spent part of his honeymoon camping out for an iPhone.
"She married me, she knows I'm crazy, so she said it was fine."
Warren has even collected every iPhone that's been released, saying it's just like collecting anything else.
"People collect Coca-Cola stuff, Pepsi stuff, old time pennies, stuff like that. The iPhones were just something that I've had, (so I) just started collecting them."
To keep himself entertained, Warren -of course- has his iPhone and a laptop computer.
After a friend beat him out by 30 minutes from being the first in line for the last iPhone, he said he set up extra early to make sure he wouldn't get beat again.
"This year I showed up and lucky enough, I was first."
Warren hopes to get some sleep while he waits, but as Friday nears, the excitement will set in.
"Thursday night there's going to be no sleep at all. It will be like a 3-year-old going to Disneyland the next day."
Warren works for the Walmart Distribution Center in Clarksville and also builds websites for an iPhone repair company.
He says his work schedule allows for him to camp out for the whole week.