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  • Live From The iPhone 4 Launch At SF's Flagship Apple Store

    Live From The iPhone 4 Launch At SF's Flagship Apple Store

    It's finally here. After months of anticipation, the launch of Apple's iPhone 4 is upon us, and dozens of people are currently lined up in front of San Francisco's flagship Apple store to get their hands on one. Unfortunately, not everyone is fortunate enough to live close to an Apple Store (or has the time to go stand in line at this ridiculous hour). Which is why I'm braving the early morning Read More

  • Actors being paid to stand in iPhone lines in Poland

    Actors being paid to stand in iPhone lines in Poland

    Oh, Poland. Wireless provider Orange is paying actors in Poland to stand in line, waiting for the release of the iPhone 3G. Twenty stores around the country have know-nothing celebrities standing in line for the phone as part of a marketing campaign. Dumb, sure, by any standard, but it’s a poor reflection on Orange and/or Apple’s popularity in Poland. (Or maybe the Poles just… Read More

  • CellQ lets you wait in amusement park lines virtually

    CellQ lets you wait in amusement park lines virtually

    Okay, time to try to wrap our heads around this one. There’s a service called CellQ that allows amusement park patrons to wait in line virtually. When their place in line comes up, they are alerted via cell phone. Until then, they can "explore the park, take other rides, and visit shops." Okay, fine. But what happens if the phone rings when you’re on the other side of the… Read More

  • Craigslist Fills Up With Would-be iPhone Line Waiters

    Craigslist Fills Up With Would-be iPhone Line Waiters

    Friday some sort of cellphone will be released in such a fashion that requires you to wait in line. But you don’t want to wait in line—that’d be silly. Plus, your time is infinitely more valuable than that. Your choices are to forego buying the phone, wait in line, or pay someone to wait in line for you. CNET spent some time trolling Craiglist not for “time and… Read More

  • iPhone Research: Who Exactly Will Wait In Line For One?

    iPhone Research: Who Exactly Will Wait In Line For One?

    Professional researchers (that is, not fake ones like us) put together a little survey to see just who would be willing to wait in line for an iPhone come June 29. Not surprisingly, you’ll see a whole lot more guys in line than girls, with 72 percent of men saying they’d wait in line, compared to only 28 percent of women. You’re also more likely to find young guns there than old… Read More