iPhone line in Louisville, Kentucky at the AT&T store at The Summit
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I haven't seen any negative news lately but it seems so far that IPhone buyers are quite the mature people. The people shown displaying their new purchases and even letting others hold their new IPhone! When new game consoles come out you almost immediately start hearing about fights, muggings, shootings. Nice to see people can still be polite.
Yes, nice to see some good behavior but it still blows my mind that anyone would WASTE any time waiting in line for this device. These folks have way too much time on their hands.
I remember people lining up for Windows 95. Sorry, I've got more important things to do with my life. Oh well, to each his own. Lastly, I think Apple folks are too zealous and myopic sometimes. Both MS and Apple have their strong suits and weaknesses. It's the job of us in IT to understand this and embrace both (if necessary).
Agreed. It's technology. Guaranteed to be obsolete and I don't understand why anyone would spend $500 for this device. Sure, it's got a lot of crap built in and it looks cool, but I don't think anyone is special for owning one. My Blackberry is just fine and does the job.
I don't get the mentality of waiting in line, are we really that superficial? Are you truely an early adopter/innovator if you are buying something that's been really over hyped? Good luck to Apple, Johnathon Ive and co (I once made a vaccuum cleaner for Johnny Ive) but I honestly think there's this product loyalty that's completely OTT stemming from the "It's not Bill Gates" school of thought from the early 1990's. Let's face it, it's a phone. If you don't want to talk to people, don't use a phone.