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People are already lining up for the iPhone 6, but don't laugh, they're making big bucks

By Shawn Knight
Sep 4, 2014
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  1. Call it dedication, loyalty or just outright insanity but some people are already lining up outside of Apple's flagship store in New York City in order to be among the first to get their mitts on a smartphone that hasn't even...

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  2. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 611   +61

    Playback has been disabled btw
     
  3. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    So you have someone paid $2500 to wait in line to get a phone... This is part of the reason I can't respect people who by apple products. It is not that I think they make a bad product, it is that I disagree with their business practices. Throw this obnoxious behavior in the mix and you have a recipe for some serious hate. You don't see these lines with android products, you don't see it with windows products. You see some of it with consoles, but it's usually no more than a day(Although I think even that is retarded)

    I'm at a loss for words for what the Apple sheep will do for their products. It's like a drug to them, hell the OS is the same across devices and that is the part that you really interact with.

    People are being arrested for protesting poverty wages but waiting in line for 3 weeks to get an iPhone is perfectly acceptable.
     
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  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,920   +687

    ... What? Actually never mind, I don't think I'll ever understand that comment xD
     
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,218   +1,244

    You know you are doing something right when people pay to line up for days for your product lol.

    I want to know how someone so stupid has $2500 to throw around??!?!? :S
     
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  6. wacky84

    wacky84 TS Member

    Great, the iPhone 6 will come shortly
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    Day one of release, guy walks into office rejoicing. Woohoo, the iPhone 6, bet you wish you had one.

    Day two of release, guy walks into the office rejoicing. Woohoo, I got my iPhone 6 $2000 cheaper than you, bet you wish you had waited.
     
  8. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 861   +340

    It won't mean anything because that ***** who spent $2500 to get in line probably doesn't care about the price. He would probably eat **** and sacrifice his children in order to get some stupid phone. These people are real Apple fanboys and they are the people we are always making fun of...Did I say people? I meant retarded *****s.
     
  9. Great news; waiting for the launch of iCrap 6. Another "big event" in the life of a complete nothing!!! And then they ask me why I'm so pessimistic about the world and how it goes. Just look at these miserable faces waiting outside Apple's crapshop in NY and tell me if they have some kind of hope...Not even one...
     
  10. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    Wow...so much hate today!

    That person/persons who paid $2,500 for the spot in line, paid that because they have the means to do so. I wish I could do the same thing - pay someone to sit in line for me and then arrive on the opening day and get the phone; but alas, I don't like apple products :p
     
  11. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Addict Posts: 143   +59

    1) It's not apple's fault that some of their customers are so retarded as to do stuff like this.
    2) If you've got the money to spend doing things like paying for a space in a queue, why not?
    3) Who is anyone to tell anyone else what they should or shouldn't spend their money on?
    4) If you don't like apple products - don't buy them. But don't think you're being less of a "sheep" if you're just blindly railing against the company and their "iSheep" fans.

    That all said: Personally, I don't like their products or brand. Had one iPod years ago and it broke after a few months. Heard the same from friends, so decided not to buy their stuff anymore. Yay for freedom of choice.
     
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  12. Snowden

    Snowden TS Member Posts: 68   +31

    I'm trying to figure out who has the most retarded ideology:
    - ISIS
    - Justin Beber Fans
    - Apple Fanbois

    They all rank pretty equally.
     
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  13. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 315   +114

    <a href="http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/A+fool+and+his+money+are+soon+parted">A fool and his money are soon parted</a>
     
  14. Gaara

    Gaara TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +25

    They're making big bucks?..... so This is more Apple Propaganda? to make ppl believe that thier phone is something that the world never see b4? apple know that the are in treouble with the new Samsung,LG, Lumia and HTC.
     
  15. scottie

    scottie TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Okay , we all know the hype around this phone is the name (apple). Because the apple phones doesn't do much more than a andriod phone or any other touch screen phone. Just the name , thats all. I'm not gonna lie , if I had the money to buy the phone , I would too. Just to say I have it. But I thought the whole purpose to buy a smartphone or to upgrade was the features.
     
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    I think most of you people railing against iSheep either didn't read the article or didn't understand. Then on top of that you are grouping in a incredibly small number (pure number, not even percentage) of people that have a lot of money.

    The people in line are professional line sitters, the people mentioned in this article are promoting an app. That is what most of these people are in line doing.

    To be fair though, the author didn't help any by starting off with
    When it turns out the rest of the article completely goes against that. It isn't dedication, loyalty or insanity because these people in line aren't the ones that are going to be getting the phone - they are out there because the press gives them publicity for doing so and they have a product they are trying to sell.
     
  17. risc32

    risc32 TS Booster Posts: 197   +87

    no, they don't and you must have your head stuck up somewhere....
     
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  18. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    All of this just a fad! Quick spotlight to change your mood to be first in line to get something brand spanking new! After that wow effect is over and a few weeks everyone gets one then the fad is no more! Until the next model comes out the fad starts up the process again.
     
  19. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    I need one of you guys to stand in line for me to get a pair of EVGA GTX 980 please. I'll offer 2500ยข reward if you get me two of them on day one.
     
  20. NeurotechHD

    NeurotechHD TS Rookie Posts: 61   +19

    People have money they want to spend before they die. I'm jealous.
     
  21. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    If that were the case, they wouldn't have to wait in line. Much less have someone else do it for them.
     
  22. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 820   +231

    Man, so do I, I could use some easy money.
     
  23. Snowden

    Snowden TS Member Posts: 68   +31

    Hmmm.... to be a sheep, or a shepherd? That is the question.

    Define:facetious
    Define:literalism
     
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  24. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 304   +154

    I know it's an old thread, by quoting Russia Today doesn't actually adds credibility to any media outlet, including technology portal.
     

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