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(Cincinnati Enquirer)   They're pumped, really pumped. Photos of overly-excited iPhone buyers   (news.cincinnati.com) divider line 52
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2012-09-12 11:59:08 AM  
Step 1.Convince people they are important and unique if they purchase your meaningless plastic contraption
Step 2.????????????
Step 3. Profit

/consumerism at its finest
 
2012-09-12 12:59:21 PM  
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2012-09-12 01:00:27 PM  
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2012-09-12 01:16:30 PM  
I find that I'm much happier when there are no phones whatsoever in my general vicinity. People keep calling me on the damned things.
 
2012-09-12 02:09:08 PM  
meanwhile, better fones are released with little to no fanfare. if it's good, people buy it. dun need the pomp and circumstance.
 
2012-09-12 02:18:59 PM  
I've been thinking that I should leave my phone home when I go out and work phone at work when I leave the office. Peace and quiet is all I want and it's free.
 
2012-09-12 02:20:03 PM  
Lots of skinny jeans, hoodies, face jewelry, and anti-mainstream logo wear going on at all of those locations. Sort of exactly the kind of human trash you expect to stand in line for an overpriced gadget release.

We, as a species, are detestable.
 
2012-09-12 02:24:57 PM  

meatofmystery: meanwhile, better fones are released with little to no fanfare. if it's good, people buy it. dun need the pomp and circumstance.


With sufficient pomp and circumstance, more people will buy it for more money. I haven't bought an Apple product since the early iPod Nano, but they're the best marketed company there is.
 
2012-09-12 02:30:28 PM  

FlameDuck: I've been thinking that I should leave my phone home when I go out and work phone at work when I leave the office. Peace and quiet is all I want and it's free.


I leave my phone in the car all day, that way I can use it if an emergency occurs or if my fiancee needs to get a hold of me. Otherwise a phone call isn't going to be important to me, I can check it later in the evening and if a voice mail/text message is there I can make note of it. If you only have my phone number and not my email address, facebook, etc. then you probably don't need to get a hold of me anyways aside from appointment reminders.
 
2012-09-12 02:50:53 PM  
Haha i am standing in one of those lines right now :)

Posting on my old iphone

Getting my new iphone :)

I cant wait to upgrade my life with the new iphone 5 :)

Thankyou steve jobs :)

- posted from my iPhone
 
2012-09-12 02:51:33 PM  
I actually work with the guy in slide #8, I don't think I can look him in the eye ever again.
 
2012-09-12 02:53:53 PM  

wmoonfox: Lots of skinny jeans, hoodies...


You shut your whore mouth. Hoodies are seriously the most comfortable things ever. As soon as I get home from work, a hoodie goes on (unless it's the middle of summer). So comfy. So glorious.
 
2012-09-12 03:01:15 PM  

Fisty Bum: wmoonfox: Lots of skinny jeans, hoodies...

You shut your whore mouth. Hoodies are seriously the most comfortable things ever. As soon as I get home from work, a hoodie goes on (unless it's the middle of summer). So comfy. So glorious.


You sound Blah.
 
2012-09-12 03:02:13 PM  
My girlfriend is pretty excited. But only because she dropped/shattered the face of her current iphone and she's up for contract renewal. New phone, no more ATT... I guess I can understand why she's excited.

/Give me Android any day.
 
2012-09-12 03:13:11 PM  
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2012-09-12 03:15:29 PM  

Honest Bender: My girlfriend is pretty excited. But only because she dropped/shattered the face of her current iphone and she's up for contract renewal. New phone, no more ATT... I guess I can understand why she's excited.

/Give me Android any day.


My wife's contact if up so she's excited. Of course our 4 yr old will probably get more use out of 'his' phone.

/keeps them off my droid so I'm good
 
2012-09-12 03:17:13 PM  
The phones aren't available in stores until the 21st, so I doubt there are too many people lining up today. I guess Subby is so anxious to show us how cool he is, he ignored that little fact. Not surprising. iHaters are usually not too acquainted with the facts.
 
2012-09-12 03:17:24 PM  
Meh. I haven't understood this practice since people started lining up for Air Jordan's back when they came out.

Some people are just preening, consumerist turds.
 
2012-09-12 03:20:08 PM  

bingethinker: iHaters are usually not too acquainted with the facts.


Seeing as how the primary trait necessary for one to purchase an iPhone is complete consumer ignorance, I find this amusing.
 
2012-09-12 03:21:00 PM  

bingethinker: The phones aren't available in stores until the 21st, so I doubt there are too many people lining up today. I guess Subby is so anxious to show us how cool he is, he ignored that little fact. Not surprising. iHaters are usually not too acquainted with the facts.


The headline and article just say 'excited iphone buyers'. It doesn't say 'iphone 5 buyers'. But keep on sulking.

/not subby
 
kab
2012-09-12 03:21:49 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Meh. I haven't understood this practice since people started lining up for Air Jordan's back when they came out.



Sneaker folks have moved on to rioting. Waiting in line is sooooo 90's.
 
2012-09-12 03:24:19 PM  

kab: HotWingConspiracy: Meh. I haven't understood this practice since people started lining up for Air Jordan's back when they came out.



Sneaker folks have moved on to rioting. Waiting in line is sooooo 90's.


Ya, if you aren't pepper spraying people and pushing old ladies down, you might as well throw on a pair of acid wash jeans and go listen to some Bell Biv Devoe.
 
2012-09-12 03:29:48 PM  
That is just sad...
 
2012-09-12 03:46:10 PM  
People still get excited over iPhones?
 
2012-09-12 03:47:15 PM  
I want to clip these aholes across the forehead with a fungo bat.
 
2012-09-12 03:48:55 PM  
The following is a quote from an editorial by John Martellaro, on The Mac Observer website.


The iPhone 5, and yes, it really is the "iPhone 5" is just about what we expected, in name and features, based on the rumors and leaks. Before today's event, however, it's been like the story of the blind men describing an elephant. But when we see the product, in its totality, the iPhone 5 is so much more.

______________

Perhaps what's most exciting about an Apple media event like today's is not a list of features, taken in isolation, but rather Apple's wholistic approach in the presentation. The event is really more like a fairy tale story in which we're introduced to the characters (features) one by one, and then they're woven into an adventure story in which they interact with each other.


I think I'm going to be sick.
 
2012-09-12 03:53:28 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I think I'm going to be sick.


Me first.
 
2012-09-12 04:01:20 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I think I'm going to be sick.


Relax. Wholistic medicine may help.
 
2012-09-12 04:10:36 PM  
Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

Perhaps what's most exciting about an Apple media event like today's is not a list of features, taken in isolation, but rather Apple's wholistic approach in the presentation. The event is really more like a fairy tale story in which we're introduced to the characters (features) one by one


I hated Chapter 4, when the plucky loudmouth, Mr. Headphone Jack, got injured and could only speak out of one side of his face. Then, in Chapter 15, when the hearty Mr. Battery Pack couldn't hold a charge and none of his friends could afford the ridiculous hospital bill to replace him. Finally, I broke down and cried when Mr. Touchscreen took a tumble and shattered into cobwebs - but still soldiered on regardless.

Fairy Tale my arse - it's a snuff film.

(I hate using the words "Fairy Tale" and "My Arse" so close together.

/Usually.
 
2012-09-12 04:11:18 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Perhaps what's most exciting about an Apple media event like today's is not a list of features, taken in isolation, but rather Apple's wholistic approach in the presentation. The event is really more like a fairy tale story in which we're introduced to the characters (features) one by one, and then they're woven into an adventure story in which they interact with each other.

I think I'm going to be sick.


Well, the product kind of sucks, so they had to jerk off on something. The event itself was the logical biscuit.
 
2012-09-12 04:14:56 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost:
I think I'm going to be sick.


sounds like evidence for forced eugenics to me.
 
2012-09-12 04:37:28 PM  
I haven't seen a bunch of sheep this excited since Cletus switched from Crisco to KY.
 
2012-09-12 04:45:25 PM  
How many of the national news casts (ABC,CBS or NBC) will feature a story on the 'new iPhone'? Why?

How many will feature stories on the lines, the day it's released?

/facepalm
 
2012-09-12 05:02:12 PM  
What a piece of junk. Honestly, that entire OS just looks so dated and boring as f*ck.

Not a wonder Android has like a 65% market share. This plus their despicable business practices will hopefully start the end for them.

/it was so nice of Apple to invent a 4" screen
//I hope Samsung sues them into the ether over the LTE stuff
 
2012-09-12 05:08:44 PM  
this all reminds me that I think I'm due for a free upgrade to a Droid 4.


I know, I know, stop liking stuff I don't like.. blahblahblah.
 
2012-09-12 05:13:24 PM  
Enjoy your slavery phones losers.

/why yes there is a double meaning there.
 
2012-09-12 05:45:25 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller:


I love that video
 
2012-09-12 05:59:48 PM  
I have a cell phone. And I have a computer...several actually. My phone is not a computer. My computers are not phones. Both do their jobs perfectly and I don't have to pay somebody for an extra data plan.I think I'm on to something here.
 
2012-09-12 06:45:32 PM  
So what does this one do that makes it special?
 
2012-09-12 07:41:47 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I find that I'm much happier when there are no phones whatsoever in my general vicinity. People keep calling me on the damned things.


For a while, I had a great time answering and screaming farkyoufarkyoufarkyou until they hung up, but then they stopped calling.
 
2012-09-12 08:31:21 PM  

r1chard3: So what does this one do that makes it special?


probably a little bigger in the overall tech specs so it probably runs a little faster... a smoother transition effect as you parse between screens, but the end user will probably bog all that down soon enough any ways so it really doesn't matter. so, in the end. they've made more room for spam. with a system environment that is better capable of handling said spam.

oh, and aperntly there is that siri thing... I was recently out at a bar that has folks who actually know how to make a drink and the kids behind me were doing cosmo;s and entertaining each other by asking siri outlandish questions
 
2012-09-12 08:41:05 PM  
Waiting for the Blackberry 10 phone to come out. The keyboard is going to be nice, but what I'm looking forward for and waiting reviews on is the UX functionality. Another functionality that is worth looking forward to is the fact that OS10 will be unified messaging. Again, looking at it with piqued interest and honestly hope that BB10 handsets will be powerful enough to handle the OS.

I'm sick of my iPhone and the updates that Apple provides towards it aren't really making it any faster, but slower. I have a Nexus 7 and find Android very nice, but my first smart phone was with Blackberry, so I'm hoping that BB has a winner here, because they'll keep the software working swimmingly on the hardware for more than six months like Apple and won't be as fragmented (though the experience with the N7 is very nice) as Android.
 
2012-09-12 08:46:26 PM  

r1chard3: So what does this one do that makes it special?


It's an iPhone. That's all you need to know. iPhones make you special. The definition of special is entirely up to you. The 5 is just a 4 with a few tweaks and an aluminum unibody like the first iPhone. And some fancy shiate that exists purely to show itself off, like 3d maps and Siri. I can't wait to start reading newspaper articles about how some goofus is lining up at 1 am the night before it's released so he can get one !FIRST! and then post something vapid about it on Twitter.

Also, Siri is really only good for one thing: amusing reactions to foul language. I told a friend of mine that I put Siri on my iPhone 4 (I think that's an accomplishment, dear oh dear.) and she opens it and unleashes a stream of profanities that would make a longshoreman weep so we can hear Siri
do something funny. As I recall Siri offered up a baffling non sequitur that left us scratching our heads until they were raw and bloody.
 
2012-09-12 09:04:08 PM  

Malivon: Waiting for the Blackberry 10 phone to come out. The keyboard is going to be nice, but what I'm looking forward for and waiting reviews on is the UX functionality. Another functionality that is worth looking forward to is the fact that OS10 will be unified messaging. Again, looking at it with piqued interest and honestly hope that BB10 handsets will be powerful enough to handle the OS.

I'm sick of my iPhone and the updates that Apple provides towards it aren't really making it any faster, but slower. I have a Nexus 7 and find Android very nice, but my first smart phone was with Blackberry, so I'm hoping that BB has a winner here, because they'll keep the software working swimmingly on the hardware for more than six months like Apple and won't be as fragmented (though the experience with the N7 is very nice) as Android.


i.e. inhance the software via updates to the point the that all the enhancements have taxed the hardware. release a new hardware device that meets the minimum requirements of the top end software of the previous device with a little wiggle room.

once the OS and software updates exceed the capabilities of the current hardware, release new hardware and call it the next big thing..

rinse repeat...


Black berry?

really.?

okay.
 
2012-09-12 10:10:19 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-12 11:55:56 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Haha i am standing in one of those lines right now :)

Posting on my old iphone

Getting my new iphone :)

I cant wait to upgrade my life with the new iphone 5 :)

Thankyou steve jobs :)

- posted from my iPhone


That was beautiful, man.
 
2012-09-13 01:02:51 AM  

Mike_LowELL: upgrade my life


Um, what?
 
2012-09-13 09:35:41 AM  
Die
 
2012-09-13 10:08:37 AM  

Fisty Bum: wmoonfox: Lots of skinny jeans, hoodies...

You shut your whore mouth. Hoodies are seriously the most comfortable things ever. As soon as I get home from work, a hoodie goes on (unless it's the middle of summer). So comfy. So glorious.


Yeah, I am ready for hoodie weather. Nothing beats a nice, big, loose, thick comfy pullover hoodie. One with pockets in the front for my hands.

Please do not confuse them with the thin, small things with the zippers in the front that the "hipsters" wear

lilplatinum: You sound Blah.


I sound warm and comfortable. I could care less about fashion.

/don't care about the new fangled smartphone, don't diss my hoodie!
 
2012-09-13 06:22:34 PM  
Getting this excited over a little piece of technology...a TELEPHONE...that will be outmoded within minutes of leaving the store? 

memesters.com
 
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