Customers already lining up for iPhone 5S, obviously have no jobs, sense of time
posted by Michael H. / Sep 06, 2013, 2:45 PM
It would make sense if there were even a slight chance that Apple was planning to launch the devices right after the announcement on Tuesday (something Apple has never done with the iPhone), because that would only have you camping out for four nights, and (assuming you had a job) you would only miss two and a half days at most. But, as noted, Apple never releases devices right away, which would mean these people are either going to be gone by Tuesday evening, or they are going to be camping out for two weeks. Two weeks to camp out for a device that is more than likely not going to sell out, unless Apple is purposefully making a limited supply of the champagne color, but that's not something we've heard.
Oh yeah, the news is that people have already started lining up for at the 5th Ave Apple Store. Maybe that's burying the lead a bit.
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Hehehe...here comes the fandroid jelly posts. This is going to be good :) /popcorn
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 2:47 PM 11
Nothing to be jealous about. They are truly just people who have no lives. It would just be hilarious if for some reason the iPhone 5S/C gets delayed.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 2:49 PM 68
In all my years, I have seen this happen to many new releases EXCEPT a Samsung, Nokia, or any other flagship phone from a popular smartphone company. It happens to all products that people are excitingly waiting for. CoD series games, iPhones, the new Sony and Xbox console releases, etc etc. But never a flagship device from other companies that are not Apple. Sure anyone can say "brainwashed apple fans" and other insults, but that would be and is always too easy. The real answer comes about as to why Samsung and others don't generate this feeling and intensity that other companies generate within their users.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 3:11 PM 2
Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012
Plain and simple only fanboys and resellers wait in line. Everyone else is is sensible enough to wait until a resonable time to purchase an item. iPhones dont resell for much profit so it isnt resellers in line which only leaves the fanboys. Its not an insult its the truth no matter how you want to spin it.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 3:35 PM 17
You obviously have not exploited the supply and demand that the iPhone generates days after release when they are all sold out. Many people buy the phone using their contract upgrade ($200.00 USD for new iPhone upgrade) and resell on eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, etc for over 1000$. Don't blame your ignorance on "fanboys" and poor resell. Aside from "profitable" resell rates, Apple phones hold the best resell price throughout their entire yearly cycles over other flagships. Sensible isn't the correct term. There is more than one reason why people camp for days, and that happens to be one of them.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 5:15 PM 2
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Yes, that sounds like a good idea. Wait in line for a week for a (let's be very generous for the sake of your fanboy dignity) $400 profit (because if we imagine iPhones sell for 1100 in lala land and 700 in reality, he made only 400 on top of whatever he would make anyway). This could not possibly have been made in a week because no one working at McDonalds makes that in about 4 days so of course its the best and only option. On a serious note, the only reason people waited for games consoles was because the last generation released in 4-6 consoles per store. And those who wait in line for COD are usually 14 year olds. People lining up for days for an iPhones now usually have either the IQ of the latter or are advertising an app or whatever.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 5:45 PM 1
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It's not cause other companies can't generate the same feeling and intensity from their customers. It perfect storm of the product supply, and some people just being crazy that generates this behavior. I'll use retro Jordan's to support my theory, because the demand for his sneakers is basically the same. When Jordan was at the height of his playing days. People didn't line up outside of a store for days to buy his sneakers. They knew the sneakers would be available in many stores, and they were not crazy. Now Nike releases the same sneakers an you have people lined up in front of a store for two days to get them. Why? Nike limits the supply and stores they are sold in, and these kids/adult are crazy.
posted on Sep 11, 2013, 3:16 PM 0
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