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(Quartz)   New iPhone to go on sale on Sept. 19. Yes, there are already people on line in NYC ... and they're getting paid to wait   (qz.com) divider line 117
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2014-09-04 11:15:01 AM  
Images for  moon ray model show she is tragically hip.
And by tragically hip, I mean she's more than likely got the herp.
I wonder what it pays to be a homeless model posing as a hipster?

Oh, and she's an Earthling
 
2014-09-04 11:59:08 AM  
Here is my shocked face - :|
 
2014-09-04 11:59:26 AM  
CAPITALISM!
 
2014-09-04 11:59:49 AM  
Well if there is no line Apple can't get free advertising from news crews covering people standing in a line.
 
2014-09-04 12:01:07 PM  
Why aren't the police kicking the shiat out of them like they would any homeless person sleeping in the same spot?
 
2014-09-04 12:01:59 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Well if there is no line Apple can't get free advertising from news crews covering people standing in a line.


Ding, ding ding

Apple isn't a technology company, it is a marketing company of older tech at premium prices to idiots who don't know any better who want to look "cool and hip"
 
2014-09-04 12:02:00 PM  
dang, that idea from The Guild really took off.
 
2014-09-04 12:03:01 PM  

dantheman195: HotWingConspiracy: Well if there is no line Apple can't get free advertising from news crews covering people standing in a line.

Ding, ding ding

Apple isn't a technology company, it is a marketing company of older tech at premium prices to idiots who don't know any better who want to look "cool and hip"


Oooh, how 'edgy'.  Can I be your friend?
 
2014-09-04 12:03:02 PM  
Those kids got $2500 for being first in line.  That is a heck of a lot of money for sitting in a chair.  Plus they are being paid by someone else as well.
 
2014-09-04 12:03:05 PM  

Thunderboy: Why aren't the police kicking the shiat out of them like they would any homeless person sleeping in the same spot?


Isn't there an app for that?
 
2014-09-04 12:03:14 PM  
Approves
i.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-09-04 12:03:14 PM  
That chick looks like a "Moon."
 
2014-09-04 12:04:31 PM  
Meanwhile I'm perfectly happy with my iPhone 4.

/And Android tablets.
//And Windows PC.
 
2014-09-04 12:05:06 PM  

Johnsnownw: That chick looks like a "Moon."


That's no moon. It's a space station.
 
2014-09-04 12:05:14 PM  

dantheman195: HotWingConspiracy: Well if there is no line Apple can't get free advertising from news crews covering people standing in a line.

Ding, ding ding

Apple isn't a technology company, it is a marketing company of older tech at premium prices to idiots who don't know any better who want to look "cool and hip"


lol wow
 
2014-09-04 12:05:34 PM  
So in like 20 days we get to see more benchmark charts?  Did you know apple is going to be the first company to put this new tech into their phone where you can just put your phone near another phone and it will transfer files and do all other cool things?!
 
2014-09-04 12:06:06 PM  

vudukungfu: Images for  moon ray model show she is tragically hip.
And by tragically hip, I mean she's more than likely got the herp.
I wonder what it pays to be a homeless model posing as a hipster?

Oh, and she's an Earthling


eh, cute enough. she'd have to make a righteous mess with the crackers before i kicked her out of bed.
 
2014-09-04 12:06:42 PM  

Thunderboy: Why aren't the police kicking the shiat out of them like they would any homeless person sleeping in the same spot?


CAPITALISM!
 
2014-09-04 12:07:54 PM  
www.comedyhype.com
seventh in line
 
2014-09-04 12:08:05 PM  

WilderKWight: Meanwhile I'm perfectly happy with my iPhone 4.

/And Android tablets.
//And Windows PC.


My exact setup as well. Don't fix it if ain't broke.
 
2014-09-04 12:08:19 PM  

TNel: So in like 20 days we get to see more benchmark charts?  Did you know apple is going to be the first company to put this new tech into their phone where you can just put your phone near another phone and it will transfer files and do all other cool things?!


Sadly I can't tell of you are being sarcastic. My BlackBerry can do that.
 
2014-09-04 12:09:57 PM  

Empty H: TNel: So in like 20 days we get to see more benchmark charts?  Did you know apple is going to be the first company to put this new tech into their phone where you can just put your phone near another phone and it will transfer files and do all other cool things?!

Sadly I can't tell of you are being sarcastic. My BlackBerry can do that.


It's a Fark thread and he's "praising" Apple, so of course he's being sarcastic.
 
2014-09-04 12:10:03 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Approves
[i.cdn.turner.com image 850x478]


*shakes tiny dirty fist*
/spent too long trying to think of a good caption
/struck out on both counts
/third slashie wants to hug it out
 
2014-09-04 12:10:29 PM  
Ok, hockey line is entertaining and everything when you are camping out for season hockey tickets at the student union.

Camping out for iphones? No. My cynical side hopes to see the cops roust these people out the night before the phones go on sale.
 
2014-09-04 12:11:41 PM  
IN line, not on line
 
2014-09-04 12:11:49 PM  

dantheman195: HotWingConspiracy: Well if there is no line Apple can't get free advertising from news crews covering people standing in a line.

Ding, ding ding

Apple isn't a technology company, it is a marketing company of older tech at premium prices to idiots who don't know any better who want to look "cool and hip"


Not really. The iPhone 5S was the first phone with a 64-bit processor. It took months for everybody else to catch up. The 5S also performs quite favorably in benchmarks vs new phones, surpassing brand new phones in some areas despite being a year old.
 
2014-09-04 12:12:10 PM  
Whatever h8ters, I'll have one Sept 19th.

/the difference between want and have is $$$
 
2014-09-04 12:12:59 PM  
All those people in line should get naked, take a selfie, and upload it to THE CLOUD.
 
2014-09-04 12:13:11 PM  

Earthworm Jim Jones: WilderKWight: Meanwhile I'm perfectly happy with my iPhone 4.

/And Android tablets.
//And Windows PC.

My exact setup as well. Don't fix it if ain't broke.


Had no issues with my i4 either.  Perfectly happy with it.  Then the local cell company ran a special where you got a "free" Galaxy S5 plus a Surface Pro tablet when you signed a new 2 year contract.

D1vwife really liked the Surface Pro...so now I have a new phone.  No idea how to work it.
 
2014-09-04 12:13:22 PM  

Golden Poopchute: Empty H: TNel: So in like 20 days we get to see more benchmark charts?  Did you know apple is going to be the first company to put this new tech into their phone where you can just put your phone near another phone and it will transfer files and do all other cool things?!

Sadly I can't tell of you are being sarcastic. My BlackBerry can do that.

It's a Fark thread and he's "praising" Apple, so of course he's being sarcastic.


Yeah because when the 5 came out all the Apple people said how NFC was garbage and was not needed in a cell phone, how full circle we come.
 
2014-09-04 12:13:24 PM  

Nothing To See Here: Whatever h8ters, I'll have one Sept 19th.

/the difference between want and have is $$$


Congratulations?
 
2014-09-04 12:14:00 PM  
I don't get it.  A company pays someone to be in line...hoping that news agencies will interview them and mention the company name..for publicity?  That's the hook?

The electronic buy-back company...maybe I can see, you just need the name out there.  But the company that wants to interface with physicians as clients?  Don't see many doctors thinking "Hey, that's that company that hired a couple of homeless hipsters to wait in line for iPhones - let's hire them to handle our sensitive, HIPA-restricted data!!"
 
2014-09-04 12:14:06 PM  

Empty H: TNel: So in like 20 days we get to see more benchmark charts?  Did you know apple is going to be the first company to put this new tech into their phone where you can just put your phone near another phone and it will transfer files and do all other cool things?!

Sadly I can't tell of you are being sarcastic. My BlackBerry can do that.


I have him favorited as "M$ Ballwasher" for some reason, so I'd say he's being sarcastic.
 
2014-09-04 12:15:00 PM  

Quinzy: Those kids got $2500 for being first in line.  That is a heck of a lot of money for sitting in a chair.  Plus they are being paid by someone else as well.


They're being paid for their food. That's it. "Musicians by day...." Yes, I'm sure a lot of work productivity is lost by these people being in line.
 
2014-09-04 12:15:20 PM  
I will never buy another iPhone now that all of the apps I use on my job are available on WindowsPhone and Android.

I'm looking at the HTC M8 at the moment, I used to use HTC phones all the time back when Windows Mobile 6 and 7 were a thing. The integration with Outlook and Exchange ActiveSync are most interesting.
 
2014-09-04 12:16:08 PM  
Clear the lines quickly. Put a rice cooker with wires glued to it down right next to them and then take the front of the line. Get iPhone. Visit the police station.
 
2014-09-04 12:18:54 PM  

TNel: So in like 20 days we get to see more benchmark charts?  Did you know apple is going to be the first company to put this new tech into their phone where you can just put your phone near another phone and it will transfer files and do all other cool things?!


Many phone releases ago some of the apple fans here stated that NFC is dumb and there is no need for it.  And if they release a watch it will be revolutionary, ignoring the dozen or so smart watches currently out there.
 
2014-09-04 12:18:57 PM  

hardinparamedic: I will never buy another iPhone now that all of the apps I use on my job are available on WindowsPhone and Android.

I'm looking at the HTC M8 at the moment, I used to use HTC phones all the time back when Windows Mobile 6 and 7 were a thing. The integration with Outlook and Exchange ActiveSync are most interesting.


Peasant
 
2014-09-04 12:19:51 PM  

Churchill92: Peasant


I'll take reliability, excellent battery life, user upgradability of OS, and exceptional out of the box applications over a waste of my money any day.
 
2014-09-04 12:20:51 PM  

Slackfumasta: Empty H: TNel: So in like 20 days we get to see more benchmark charts?  Did you know apple is going to be the first company to put this new tech into their phone where you can just put your phone near another phone and it will transfer files and do all other cool things?!

Sadly I can't tell of you are being sarcastic. My BlackBerry can do that.

I have him favorited as "M$ Ballwasher" for some reason, so I'd say he's being sarcastic.


You are probably one of those Win 8 haters since I defend it in every thread.  I also defend Vista.
 
2014-09-04 12:20:53 PM  
Isn't it time for an overzealous Apple staffer to leave an iPhone 6 in a bar where a friendly tech blogger will just happen to find it and then Apple will get a lot of publicity by threatening to sue him and then lots of people read his blog and somehow the lawsuit never comes to court and the blogger seems to have a nice new MacBook. Isn't it time for that?
 
2014-09-04 12:21:32 PM  

TNel: I also defend Vista.


Hitler was less of a monster than you, Sir.
 
2014-09-04 12:22:16 PM  

TNel: Slackfumasta: Empty H: TNel: So in like 20 days we get to see more benchmark charts?  Did you know apple is going to be the first company to put this new tech into their phone where you can just put your phone near another phone and it will transfer files and do all other cool things?!

Sadly I can't tell of you are being sarcastic. My BlackBerry can do that.

I have him favorited as "M$ Ballwasher" for some reason, so I'd say he's being sarcastic.

You are probably one of those Win 8 haters since I defend it in every thread.  I also defend Vista.


Ah yes, that's exactly why.  Thanks for reminding me!
 
2014-09-04 12:22:26 PM  

hardinparamedic: Churchill92: Peasant

I'll take reliability, excellent battery life, user upgradability of OS, and exceptional out of the box applications over a waste of my money any day.


Sounds like you copied and pasted from an Apple advert. Are you sure you are talking about your windows phone here?
 
2014-09-04 12:23:53 PM  

hardinparamedic: Churchill92: Peasant

I'll take reliability, excellent battery life, user upgradability of OS, and exceptional out of the box applications over a waste of my money any day.


Does the M8 have replaceable battery?  I never thought that was important till my USB port broke on my phone.  Will never buy a phone that can't have a battery swapped in and out.  So nice to have 3 fully charged batteries handy for that time you forget to charge the phone.
 
2014-09-04 12:24:11 PM  

mjbok: And if they release a watch it will be revolutionary, ignoring the dozen or so smart watches currently out there.


Many of those dozens of watches run Android Wear, which requires being synced to a phone running Android 4.3 or higher just to show the time. They aren't just ignoring these watches, they've been locked out from buying these watches in the first place.
 
2014-09-04 12:25:11 PM  

Tobin_Lam: dantheman195: HotWingConspiracy: Well if there is no line Apple can't get free advertising from news crews covering people standing in a line.

Ding, ding ding

Apple isn't a technology company, it is a marketing company of older tech at premium prices to idiots who don't know any better who want to look "cool and hip"

Not really. The iPhone 5S was the first phone with a 64-bit processor. It took months for everybody else to catch up. The 5S also performs quite favorably in benchmarks vs new phones, surpassing brand new phones in some areas despite being a year old.


64 bits doesn't mean jack until the system's RAM surpasses 4 GB.  Also, what's the point of a hot processor when the OS that runs on it has training wheels?

/Love my Apple laptops
//Love my Android mobile devices
///Hate iOS
 
2014-09-04 12:27:19 PM  

Slackfumasta: Ah yes, that's exactly why. Thanks for reminding me!


I figured that, isn't hard since you said MS and not Android.

hardinparamedic: Hitler was less of a monster than you, Sir.


It's almost the same as Win7, Vista drivers work on Win 7.  Issues were old computers were upgraded that did not have enough RAM, or new computers had Vista installed and had 2gigs or less of RAM which was not enough for the OS to run.  Memory management and poor drivers killed Vista, and one of those things is out of Microsofts hands.
 
2014-09-04 12:27:36 PM  

Tobin_Lam: mjbok: And if they release a watch it will be revolutionary, ignoring the dozen or so smart watches currently out there.

Many of those dozens of watches run Android Wear, which requires being synced to a phone running Android 4.3 or higher just to show the time. They aren't just ignoring these watches, they've been locked out from buying these watches in the first place.


Will an Iwatch support android? TBD
 
2014-09-04 12:32:31 PM  

KidKorporate: 64 bits doesn't mean jack until the system's RAM surpasses 4 GB


There's more to it than just addressing more than 4GB of RAM.
 
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