Sunday, August 24, 2008

Queueing for the iPhone. Or not!

For a while there I pondered whether having an iPhone was cool but then decided not to buy into the hype and I am glad I didn't.

I never understood why people would stand in endless queues to wait to get their hands on an iPhone, Xbox, Playstation, etc. first. I mean why would I want to wait in a queue for days to get something that a few days later another thousand/million people will have too? Just so I can brag about getting it first?

While the queueing madness for an iPhone seemed normal in most countries, it certainly isn't in Poland.

Phone company Orange paid actors to stand in queues across the country to raise interest in the iPhone. They p a i d people to stand in a queue to make it look more interesting. It is hilarious and not a joke. Read about it here

8 comments:

Paper Propaganda said...

I'm not much into the iphone either to be honest. I can't say the same for my husband. I myself, sport the pink blackberry, I love how functional it is, and they donate $25 to Breast Cancer with every phone purchase. I don't own an "i" anything. No i-pod, just a zen, no i-phone, no i-dog, i-husband or i-tv... haha (did i go too far?)

Kat said...

Paper Propaganda Hehe, no not too far at all. The only i-thing I own (besides myself) is an iPod Nano, which has served me well over the past three years. Glad not everybody is buying into the hype.

I've only recently bought a Sony Ericsson cell which sends pictures and posts straight to my blog. I don't need anything more ;-)

Brian o vretanos said...

I hardly use my mobile phone, and queuing for the privilege of spending money on something you don't need seems crazy. Especially if the queue is fake, which means they're deliberately holding people up. I'd want to deduct the cost of my time from the price...

Kat said...

Brian Exactly what I was thinking. Why would I want to have a queue because if I see one, I try to avoid it and there's nothing I'd love so much that it is worth standing in line for. Nothing! :)

Melisa said...

I keep thinking that I would love the iPhone, but then I remember that it would just be one more piece of advanced technology taking up more and more of my precious time; I'd be connected to everything, everywhere, all the time. I don't like that idea.

Kat said...

Melisa That is an excellent point I hadn't even considered 'sis'. You're absolutely right. That blogging addiction is bad enough. I am already left wondering how I will be able to blog from Thailand where I will be for three weeks starting Friday. It's insane, isn't it?

Melissa said...

Sheesh! I wish someone would pay me to stand in line...it seems like all I do lately. I could be rich, rich I tell ya! ;)

No iphone here!

Jeninacide said...

Wow. I can't believe that. Well, I guess I CAN believe it, but I personally have had an iPhone since Christmas and I don't see anything all that special about it. In fact, most of the time I wish I had a Blackberry.