iPhone 3G line – paid by Apple?

iPhone 3G line - paid by Apple

Waiting in a tent outside an Apple store for a week and get a slightly updated phone – and pay for it as well – is just so absurd that it honestly makes me think that it’s just a PR thing from Apple. The photo above is taken today outside the Apple Store in NYC.

What do you think? Would you stand in line for more than a couple of hours to get an iPhone 3G? I wouldn’t stand in line for more than 10 minutes…

Let Freedom Ring (iPhone 3G style) [geardiary.com]

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9 Responses to iPhone 3G line – paid by Apple?

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  2. Mike says:

    I’ve stood in line for very few things… mostly video games. But the longest I’ve ever waited was no more then 8 hours…

  3. Jonas Rabbe says:

    People stand in lines for all kinds of things: Movies, video games, sales. Why should the iPhone be any different? I think it’d be discounting peoples stupidity to infer that the only reason they would be waiting is because Apple is paying them to. I don’t think Apple would pay anyone knowing that there are people out there who actually does it on their own volition…

  4. It’s just that _a whole week_ standing in line seems so absurd… Fine if they gave away 100 phones to the first in line, but it’s the case with this one – and you might be able to just go in and buy one on the 12th of July…

    Well, just my 2 cents.

  5. Makism says:

    “Absurd” is too weak a word for this. I would happily see all the people in line getting shot, for humiliating human race.

  6. bill says:

    Depends on the value of a person’s time. In the case of the Apple cultists…

    As for this being an Apple PR stunt, what makes you think Apple would be deceitful?

  7. Jen says:

    People with nothing better to do and who know they’ll be getting their 15 seconds of fame?

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