Apple fans forming lines again to get the iPhone 4S first, iOS 5 and iCloud launch turbulent
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 14, 2011, 3:46 AM
In Australia, where traditionally the launches happen first due to time difference, the Apple Stores in Sydney witnessed long lines of people waiting, while in the US people have been sitting overnight at some places, sometimes braving rain and the presence of Steve Wozniak.
Apple sold a million phones during the first 24 hours, and the carriers exhausted their initial batch of preorders.Yes, Woz was first in line at the Apple Store in Los Gatos, California, attracting new people in the line who just wanted to hang out with him and take some pictures.
On the software side of things, the upgrade to iOS 5 and registering with iCloud didn't go entirely smooth, with Apple servers getting slammed and sometimes crawling to a stop, long-owned Apple IDs unable to grant you access, and the email system shutting down. It's explicable for a new launch when millions of people are trying to get through, but unnerving for those who want to be the first to download and try the new stuff.
i will never understand why a person does such a thing for an electronic device.i think their lives are so empty
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 4:01 AM 11
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I agree 100%, something that you can buy a month later is not worth wasting time I can be doing something productive instead like sleeping, eating, working, exercise, etc. Superbowl tickets, things like that which are effectively once in a lifetime experiences, not for a phone which even if it's sold out for months, you'll be able to get eventually.
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 4:36 AM 8
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Oh I know, just like why tailgating is so popular, winning sports teams are popular, etc. But I just don't get it myself. I waited one time to pickup a pre-order on a video game at midnight and it was way too annoying I wouldn't do that again, and the line there was maybe 50 people deep and it was for something I would get for sure.
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 7:51 AM 2
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wow, I didn't think their were so many retards! Overnight? for a phone?
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 4:35 AM 12
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I like the iPhone over other smartphones but I agree with you. This has become good ol' fashoned idolatry. When people overexert themselves for a pocket sized electronic device. Dear fellow iPhone users, This phone may be cool, but remember, it'll be old news next year and you'll be right back where you are right now. Find Jesus for goodness sake.
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 4:39 PM 1
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Taco is also in the line ?
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 4:39 AM 11
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You never really can underestimate how many braindead people there are out there in the world,but in the age of fairness and equality its a great thing in hindsight that the braindead,easily lead and controlled of society can have a smartphone designed especially for themselves even if it is overpriced,exact same phone as last year but renamed iphone 4s,as long as it keeps them happen them aware folk will be left in peace and freedom
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 6:00 AM 3
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Well if android has more market share doesn't that make you the person with the masses and the follower?
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 11:38 AM 2
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hey guys is Taco also lining up....do tell her to use sunscreen timely.....her screen should have the same pixel density as iphone when she returns she is really hot isn't it....why is she isheep. What will she take to throw it in pothole
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 6:08 AM 2
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These people have no life.
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 6:54 AM 3
Excuse me, but if you think that "these people" have no life because they're wiling to line up (and even stay overnight outside the store) for an Apple product, then I guess that you would also agree on that all Android fans that form a "virtual line up" and start posting non-stop negative comments the second after an article regarding Apple pops up in this page, are also people who have no life, right? I mean, it's just me assuming that your reasoning is coherent.
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 11:40 AM 0
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*debates getting up and going out to screw around with the people in line at my local Apple store*
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 6:57 AM 1
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posted on Oct 14, 2011, 7:54 AM 1
I find it utterly amazing the logic of "you've got to be braindead/mindless/isheep/idiots to wait in line for something you can eventually get later without the hassle" set forth by the commenters thus far. I would love to see anyone NOT fall into this category a some point during their life... or even their day-to-day habits. In practice, this would mean: - No waiting for that mega roller coaster ride... why bother? ...you can just come back on an off day at the park and walk right up to it. - No waiting to check out groceries... why bother? ...you can just come back later when things have died down. - No waiting to order food at the drive-thru... why bother? ...a lot of fast food restaurants have extended their hours or even offer 24, you can just come back later. @bossmt_2 - Very well put. I wish more people on here would actually put some effort into what they choose to share. @andro. - I appreciate that you have the ability to no just blurt out some nonsensical 'tweet' like others; however, your inability to proofread your own writing... allowing improper punctuation and autocorrection... does nothing for your case that you are not part of the braindead that you wish to call out. @Junior - I totally agree. He did not have to do that. Though his official standing as an Apple employee is in question (due to his leaving many years ago), he could probably have gotten one by phoning Tim Cook directly... who probably would've delivered it to him himself. Gotta love Woz. As an aside... I pre-ordered my iPhone 4S. With an upgrade discount, and selling my iPod (whose function will be wholly replaced), I paid next to nothing. It was sent free of charge via UPS 2-Day Air, I will have it before the end of the night, and I can activate it online. I know... such a braindead isheep move on my part... but, what can someone brainwashed by Apple do? I have such an empty life...
posted on Oct 14, 2011, 9:58 AM 0
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