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