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Japanese Man Already Lined Up To Buy iPhone 6

samzenpus posted about 10 months ago | from the first dept.

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zacharye writes "Last year ahead of Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch, lines began forming outside Apple stores weeks in advance. At the time, we thought it was pretty crazy that anyone would line up that far in advance to buy a cell phone — but now we know what crazy really looks like. A Japanese man named 'Yoppy' says he has already lined up to buy Apple's unannounced iPhone 6, which isn't expected to launch for another seven months."

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Wow (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244151)

Talk about being first...

Re:Wow (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244243)

Someone should warn him the new iPhone is currently in beta. Fuck beta.

Re: Wow (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244345)

Indeed. FUCK Beta!!!!!

stupid fucking world (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46245345)

stupid fucking world, some people die from starvation , and some stupid like this ....

Re: Wow (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244441)

Lined up to bang your mom? First of many

Re:Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46245507)

Sorry Jap guy, if you're expecting innovation, that will be iphone 10.

An obvious hired shill (0, Troll)

bazmail (764941) | about 10 months ago | (#46244163)

Tim Cooke is not as slick as Jobs was but his shill marketing is just as effective.

Re:An obvious hired shill (4, Funny)

A12m0v (1315511) | about 10 months ago | (#46244225)

It is going to be a long line for him. We don't even know if there will be an iPhone 6. I have on good record that doomsday is 14/14/14.

Re: An obvious hired shill (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244433)

14 months in a year?

Re: An obvious hired shill (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244467)

World is different from Apple fan point of view.

Re: An obvious hired shill (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244611)

I just thought they had a buggy calendar as well.

Re: An obvious hired shill (1)

antifoidulus (807088) | about 10 months ago | (#46245863)

What month do you think comes after Smarch?

Sapril? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46249433)

You'd have to be pretty dumb not to know that Sapril comes after Smarch, no?

Re:An obvious hired shill (1)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | about 10 months ago | (#46244729)

You got your numbers mixed up.
Doomsday will be on 02/14/2014 , i.e. today

Re:An obvious hired shill (2)

cusco (717999) | about 10 months ago | (#46244967)

Only if you forgot Valentines Day . . .

Re:An obvious hired shill (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 10 months ago | (#46245249)

Only if you have a significant other*...

(*who knows you exist and also considers you to be their significant other)

Chill out (1)

sjbe (173966) | about 10 months ago | (#46244425)

Tim Cooke is not as slick as Jobs was but his shill marketing is just as effective.

You really need to cool that "it's a shill" reflex down a bit. This is Japan. Nobody does crazy obsessive (both good and bad) better than Japan. Apple would have nothing to accomplish by hiring this idiot. They've already got people who are silly enough to line up and camp out for their products.

Re:An obvious hired shill (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 10 months ago | (#46244507)

Or he's just someone who thought "hey, if I do something crazy I'll make the news. Hmm... shoot someone or act as if I line up already for an Apple product that hasn't even been announced yet... chances for headlines are about the same..."

Or he simply lost a bet and now has to sit there for a day and make a fool out of himself.

I could think of a few reasons why someone would queue up for some Apple product vaporware and none of them has anything to do with the Apple product per se but rather with its reputation that simply showing interest in it will make some people go into knee-jerk mode and act as if it's worth a story.

Can't you pre-order online? (2)

raburton (1281780) | about 10 months ago | (#46244169)

I've never bought an Apple product (and never will), but for pretty much anything else I might want that has a future release date I can pre-order it and get it on day of release. Do Apple not do this?

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

rvw (755107) | about 10 months ago | (#46244185)

I've never bought an Apple product (and never will), but for pretty much anything else I might want that has a future release date I can pre-order it and get it on day of release. Do Apple not do this?

Reading your comment you must have been first in line for your portion of seriousness. This is Slashdot, don't mess with this man's believe in God's creatures. If you want your share, get a life or get in line!

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244187)

In answer to your snark-pretending-to-be-a-question, duh, yes.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244195)

Quote in the bottom of Slashdot:

The other line moves faster.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

ledow (319597) | about 10 months ago | (#46244355)

If you get an answer, can you ask the same people why you'd WANT a 0-day product with complete lack of public testing? That makes me more curious than anything else.

Hey, I have this great new game/car/house for you. Give me the full cost price of it and you can have it on the first day. Testing? Oh, no, sorry, not until you've paid for it. Other reviews? No, we bought them all and/or embargoed them to prevent the wrong kind of review getting out. Other users? There are none, you'll be our guinea pig.

Can't imagine why people think it's a good idea at all.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

immaterial (1520413) | about 10 months ago | (#46244805)

Apple has a 30-day return window for the iPhone. Presumably those crazy customers can determine whether or not the device actually works within that timeframe.

Re: Can't you pre-order online? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244901)

But the return window starts when you initiate the transaction - the clock starts ticking when you get in line.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46245173)

If you get an answer, can you ask the same people why you'd WANT a 0-day product with complete lack of public testing? That makes me more curious than anything else.

Hey, I have this great new game/car/house for you. Give me the full cost price of it and you can have it on the first day. Testing? Oh, no, sorry, not until you've paid for it. Other reviews? No, we bought them all and/or embargoed them to prevent the wrong kind of review getting out. Other users? There are none, you'll be our guinea pig.

Can't imagine why people think it's a good idea at all.

You do know if you buy a house you have to pay for it before you're allowed to move in? Same with a car, you don't get to take it home until it's paid for.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46245909)

You're really arguing this? When you buy a house, you get to do walk throughs and inspections. When you buy a car you get to take a test drive. But please, don't let reality get in the way of your rabid defense of Apple against any criticism whatsoever, no matter how vague it is, or if it's not even a real attack on apple.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

ledow (319597) | about 10 months ago | (#46246359)

Houses:

Two visits, both 30+ minutes each.

Multiple hours perusing pictures, measurements taken, etc.

One full house survey by a professional paid to represent my interests.

One full house survey by a professional paid to represent my mortgage companies interests.

Numerous agents to find a house that met the criteria in the first place.

Several lawyers representing my interests at all points (including legally sound paperwork and things like the double-glazing not having been fitted by a FENSA-registered fitter, which we then paid into an "insurance" to protect ourselves for).

Three separate neighbourhood checks (driving around at end of school day, end of work day, late at night) to spot potential problems.

Check into planning changes in a 5 mile radius (required by law)

Check on land ownership and boundaries, with diagrams (required by law)

Check on utility and sewage flow, with diagrams and liabilities clearly highlighted (required by law)

Check on the energy usage of the house (required by law)

Cars:

Vehicle check by law (MOT).

Additional vehicle check for thefts etc.

Roadworthiness report by my father.

Test drive by myself.

Test drive by my girlfriend.

Legal document with previous owner's name and address (by law) should I need to take it back.

(And I guarantee you my car costs less than an iPhone!).

And, to be honest, I'm not even that rigorous. I've seen people do a lot more for a lot less.

And how do you think a house is comparable? Other people taking my house for a test, or similar houses in the road and asking their opinion? No.

A car? You can be damn sure I knew what exactly model I was buying (no Peugeots, no Citroens, no Toyotas), and it was secondhand so I was even more rigorous. But with a brand-new car? You can be damn sure I'd be Googling for reviews by people who bought the model before I touched it.

Just because you're an idiot, don't assume everyone else is.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

Andrewkov (140579) | about 10 months ago | (#46244419)

I've never bought an Apple product (and never will), but for pretty much anything else I might want that has a future release date I can pre-order it and get it on day of release. Do Apple not do this?

They do, but pre-ordering doesn't get you an article on Slashdot or make you a hero amongst your friends.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 10 months ago | (#46245293)

They do, but pre-ordering doesn't get you an article on Slashdot

Give it a month or two.

or make you a hero amongst your friends.

Camping out in line months in advance does?

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

Andrewkov (140579) | about 10 months ago | (#46245413)

Camping out in line months in advance does?

In certain circles, probably.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

jo_ham (604554) | about 10 months ago | (#46246013)

In his circle, yes, since he's a performance artist and this whole escapade has been an act.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

jo_ham (604554) | about 10 months ago | (#46245987)

Yes, of course you can - and that's how most people order their iPhones, which are then shipped to them to arrive on release day. Quick and easy and takes about 5 minutes.

Of course, if you are doing a piece of performance art (which this guy is), by dressing up as an iPhone 6 and lining up to buy one, then going the normal pre-order route is less effective for your ultimate goal, which is to generate exposure - and success! He made it to the pages of several blogs and slashdot.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

hcs_$reboot (1536101) | about 10 months ago | (#46246553)

I've never bought an Apple product (and never will)

Never say never ...

pretty much anything else (...) I can pre-order it and get it on day of release

When the product is as popular as an iphone - would you like it or no - many people want it the first day and, unless queuing early, you'll have to wait.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (1)

Savage-Rabbit (308260) | about 10 months ago | (#46248269)

I've never bought an Apple product (and never will), but for pretty much anything else I might want that has a future release date I can pre-order it and get it on day of release. Do Apple not do this?

No, and that's why Apple gets a shitload of press when people line up for their products and while every other company hardly gets a mention when their new flagship product becomes available for pre-order on Amazon along with (***yawn***) a dozen others. Even if one passionately dislikes Apple, one must also grudgingly admit that it's a pretty clever marketing strategy that has worked wonders for Apple.

Re:Can't you pre-order online? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46249151)

They used to do this, I preordered an iPad 3 and got it before the Apple store even opened on the day it went on sale. Now you can only order it online when it goes on sale at the brick and mortar store.

For those who don't know; lines work differently i (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244183)

He isn't physically waiting in line. Japan ques up by using a place holder mat with a persons name on it. When the day comes they just go to the mat and take tier spot. You can Google this to verify

Re:For those who don't know; lines work differentl (2)

Roxoff (539071) | about 10 months ago | (#46244193)

You are aware that you can 'Google and verify' anything you like, whether true or not :) Although you are correct, I like the thought of this guy waiting outside for the rest of winter and spring for his iPhone only to see Apple pull the plug on the project.

Re:For those who don't know; lines work differentl (5, Funny)

Mister Transistor (259842) | about 10 months ago | (#46244363)

I think he's just homeless and faking it.

{in perfect Japanese, of course} "Move along."..

"Hey, I'm just... waiting... yeah, for the next IPhone, that's it!"

"Oh, Okay..."

Re:For those who don't know; lines work differentl (2)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | about 10 months ago | (#46244747)

Germans do the same thing with their towels on board of cruise ships.

Re:For those who don't know; lines work differentl (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 10 months ago | (#46245281)

Yes, he is. He's a "performance artist."

Re:For those who don't know; lines work differentl (1)

Sockatume (732728) | about 10 months ago | (#46245505)

The article shows him physically waiting in line. While dressed up as an iPhone...

Re:For those who don't know; lines work differentl (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46246833)

This guy, Yoppy, is a comedian along the lines of someone like Tom Green: His M.O. is to go out and make an ass of himself in public. Also like Tom Green, sometimes it works, sometimes it's just embarrassing.

I know this is getting old... (-1, Troll)

dimethylxanthine (946092) | about 10 months ago | (#46244189)

But is anyone line up for beta yet? ^_^

Re:I know this is getting old... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244209)

> ^_^

Ghey. Seriously ghey. Or you are a girl.

Oh wait, your email is "Mr Fruit".

Gay.

Nevermind.

Re:I know this is getting old... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244223)

Do you oppose gay then?

Re: I know this is getting old... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244337)

Most decent people with morals and the spine to stand up to the society of freaks into which we are descending do, in fact, "oppose gay."

Re: I know this is getting old... (0)

scarboni888 (1122993) | about 10 months ago | (#46244381)

You mean like those who would post that view as an anonymous coward?

Re: I know this is getting old... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244411)

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and Slashdot trolls.

Re: I know this is getting old... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46245013)

I purposely forgot my login credentials years ago. Had a low four-digit ID, but why bother on this pile of dreck these days...

Yes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46248511)

Yes. As anonymous as "scarboni888".

Fag.

Re: I know this is getting old... (-1, Flamebait)

Travis Mansbridge (830557) | about 10 months ago | (#46244403)

Most decent people with morals and the spine to stand up to the society of freaks into which we are descending

I think you mean "you and your circle of friends who validate each others' archaic and disgusting beliefs"

Re: I know this is getting old... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244451)

You're assuming someone like that has friends? Just like Zimbabwe like white-American tourists I guess..

Re: I know this is getting old... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244949)

Shame your parents weren't gay. There'd be one less freak degenerating society.

Re: I know this is getting old... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46245069)

You deviants keep telling yourselves you're the normal ones.

Re:I know this is getting old... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244339)

Do you oppose gay then?

I wasn't aware many Russians used /.

In Soviet Russia Mr Fruit eats you..

Re:I know this is getting old... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244361)

I think most people are against seeing or even thinking about two men giving each other chronic hemmoroids by poking their penises in each others crusty buttholes.
In the spirit of equality, no one is going to party over hormonally and razor challenged wymyn grunting and striving to rub clitorii or grazing each others piss whiskers.
In fact most people fall between amused and disgusted at the controversy over gays pretending to marry in order to get the same rights as heterosexuals who have entered into a contract specific to heterosexuals which highlights the ability to reproduce and raise said issue in a manner consistent with success of the species.
I dont oppose gay people, everyone deserves love. I just want them to keep their hormone crippled relationships secret along with their sexual practices. Let them have the tax breaks and benefits. Just dont call it marriage and dont do it out in the open so our heterosexual children wont be inspired to experiment with what could become a tragic arbitrary choice, because, it happens that way far more frequently than by natural defects of hormone producing organs.
Out of the street and into the closet! We dont want to know , we dont want to see, we dont want to hear, keep it to yourselves or we will continue to be insultingly anti-gay. You shouldnt get equal rights, you damn sure wont get extra rights.

Re:I know this is getting old... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244375)

I think most people are against seeing or even thinking about two men giving each other chronic hemmoroids by poking their penises in each others crusty buttholes.
In the spirit of equality, no one is going to party over hormonally and razor challenged wymyn grunting and striving to rub clitorii or grazing each others piss whiskers.
In fact most people fall between amused and disgusted at the controversy over gays pretending to marry in order to get the same rights as heterosexuals who have entered into a contract specific to heterosexuals which highlights the ability to reproduce and raise said issue in a manner consistent with success of the species.
I dont oppose gay people, everyone deserves love. I just want them to keep their hormone crippled relationships secret along with their sexual practices. Let them have the tax breaks and benefits. Just dont call it marriage and dont do it out in the open so our heterosexual children wont be inspired to experiment with what could become a tragic arbitrary choice, because, it happens that way far more frequently than by natural defects of hormone producing organs.
Out of the street and into the closet! We dont want to know , we dont want to see, we dont want to hear, keep it to yourselves or we will continue to be insultingly anti-gay. You shouldnt get equal rights, you damn sure wont get extra rights.

Calm down Sergio, Life is just a game you know!

Re:I know this is getting old... (0)

3.5 stripes (578410) | about 10 months ago | (#46245251)

You know, it's actually OK to be gay. All this self hate projected onto other people.. you must be working on a gigantic ulcer.

Re:I know this is getting old... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46249101)

It is OK to be gay. Same as it's OK to be blind.

But it is a defect. I'm not hiring blind pilots...

Re: I know this is getting old... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244885)

Advertisers.

Just some performance art (4, Informative)

jones_supa (887896) | about 10 months ago | (#46244199)

At the time, we thought it was pretty crazy that anyone would line up that far in advance to buy a cell phone — but now we know what crazy really looks like.

He's not crazy. It's just some cracked performance art. His Twitter account features pictures of him, amongst other things, tied up in rope bondage aboard a train, wearing an alarmingly tight superhero costume, running in underwear on snowy streets, and a penis crafted of chocolate. He's clearly a prankster and humorist.

Re:Just some performance art (0, Troll)

jandersen (462034) | about 10 months ago | (#46244267)

He's not crazy. It's just some cracked performance art. His Twitter account features pictures of him, amongst other things, tied up in rope bondage aboard a train, wearing an alarmingly tight superhero costume, running in underwear on snowy streets, and a penis crafted of chocolate. He's clearly a prankster and humorist.

Not an iDiot, then?

Re:Just some performance art (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244333)

He is still an idiot (iDiot for you) though.

Re:Just some performance art (1)

flyneye (84093) | about 10 months ago | (#46244383)

Politics and religion werent mentioned, prerequisite to idiocy.

Re:Just some performance art (1)

Opportunist (166417) | about 10 months ago | (#46244537)

Depends on whether you're "in the biz" or just someone who believes in them.

Re:Just some performance art (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46248313)

From your statement we can safely conclude that politics and religion is not a prerequisite to idiocy.
But one can also conclude that a anti-religion bigot is prerequisite to idiocy.

Re:Just some performance art (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244303)

Sounds like you didn't find Waldo. That's ok, there's plenty of other things to see.

Re:Just some performance art (1)

timeOday (582209) | about 10 months ago | (#46246793)

Even so, he is late to the party. Smartphone mania has crested. I would say with the iPhone 4.

Re:Just some performance art (1)

aardvarkjoe (156801) | about 10 months ago | (#46247249)

His Twitter account features pictures of him, amongst other things, tied up in rope bondage aboard a train, wearing an alarmingly tight superhero costume, running in underwear on snowy streets, and a penis crafted of chocolate. He's clearly a prankster and humorist.

Nah. Those are all perfectly normal behaviors in Japan.

Everything is OK (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244251)

This kind of things don't happen around Android. Everything is OK till make people speak about the iPhone that make more people buy the iPhone and allow to sell more iPhone software to people who buy software. One more reason to develop for iOS and not for Android.

Re:Everything is OK (1)

StripedCow (776465) | about 10 months ago | (#46244359)

One more reason to develop for iOS and not for Android.

Google should hire people to do the same for Android.

Re:Everything is OK (1)

gl4ss (559668) | about 10 months ago | (#46244495)

well doh since the release days are well known in advance and if you want to do a publicity stunt you do it for iphone queue'ing.

nothing to do with the fucking phone even, just the fact that reporters love to report on things they already reported. its shit easy. nobody cares though.

Fuck Beta. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244273)

Fuck Beta.
Why did the beta appear again?
Fuck Beta.

What page just loaded? (1)

Anna Merikin (529843) | about 10 months ago | (#46244299)

When I logged into /. just now, this story was at the top of the page.

I had to look twice at the masthead to make sure I wasn't on the Onion page.

Good work, usually humorless /.ers!

Re: What page just loaded? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244331)

It is most dishonorabre to become Appre sheepre.

Wonder if he's out in the snow? (1)

putaro (235078) | about 10 months ago | (#46244301)

It's snowing in Tokyo right now so I'm curious if he's camped out. I'd like a picture of "sad iPhone in snow"

Is this news? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244307)

If this is news, is it really relevant to Slashdot?
Just because it mentions an iThing does not make this newsworthy, let alone relevant reading here.

Publicity Stunt is Publicity Stunt (3, Insightful)

whisper_jeff (680366) | about 10 months ago | (#46244315)

A minor level performer is attempting to get his name out there with the lamest publicity stunt ever.

So Slashdot posted it to the front page.

Yay Slashdot...

He'll be old when he gets it. (0)

dohzer (867770) | about 10 months ago | (#46244321)

Not from waiting long, but because my aunt likes Apple. She's old and she's the only Apple fan I know. He's probably quite old.

the world would be... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46244427)

... a better place if everyone of these "I want to be the first to buy/have a/an....." get killed immediately.

newsflash. (1)

Bender Unit 22 (216955) | about 10 months ago | (#46244449)

A mentally disturbed person does something stupid and it matters?

(no I dont mean it as a comment on Apple users, but judging from the link, it seems he's not all there).

How to be an attention whore (3, Funny)

DrXym (126579) | about 10 months ago | (#46244459)

Step 1: Announce you are queuing up for an iPhone 6, offering no more evidence than a few photos of yourself dressed up in some pathetic attention grabbing costume. Step 2: Watch as the story is used as filler for lazy news outlets who can't be bothered to find real news to report on.

Step 3 (1)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | about 10 months ago | (#46245043)

Rake in the advertising cash as losers with no lives comment on said story.

Sad... very sad.

*cries*

So now articles about the mentally ill (1)

fredrated (639554) | about 10 months ago | (#46244499)

are fare for slashdot?

Re:So now articles about the mentally ill (1)

cusco (717999) | about 10 months ago | (#46245025)

Always has been. Every year they announce the Darwin Awards, for example. And look at how much attention Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison have gotten over the years. Then more recently there's the McAffee foolishness.

Does anyone still care? (1, Flamebait)

erroneus (253617) | about 10 months ago | (#46244563)

Iphone is no longer being introduced and announced by the famous spokesman. The changes in the device are minor, incremental and predictable. People are still using their iPhone 4 and some even earlier -- they are just about done with the hype and hysteria.

Does iPhone even matter any longer?

Re:Does anyone still care? (0)

jo_ham (604554) | about 10 months ago | (#46246065)

Given that it's still the top selling handset by a country mile, and that each successive iPhone sells more than the previous one, I'd have to say "yes".

The two major players in the smartphone market right now are Apple and Samsung. Whatever the two of them do right now "matters". The Galaxy line and the iPhone line make up the vast majority of smartphones in current use and currently being sold.

Sorry, but your hate for Apple doesn't change reality.

Re:Does anyone still care? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46247053)

I'd really like to see what data you're using, because according to this [tech-thoughts.net] , you're completely full of shit.

Huh (1)

fiziko (97143) | about 10 months ago | (#46244919)

When I first saw this headline in my Facebook feed, I assumed the source was The Onion. Wow.

Re:Huh (1)

Plumpaquatsch (2701653) | about 10 months ago | (#46245229)

When I first saw this headline in my Facebook feed, I assumed the source was The Onion. Wow.

The Register has become the next best thing.

Noo0000ooo0000oo (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46245199)

I have nothing further to say.

Better than the alternatives (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46246417)

Given suicide rates, this at least is a bit more productive, free ads for tartco, and publicity for the loser.

Life imitates art (1)

PPH (736903) | about 10 months ago | (#46246979)

Some time ago, there was a satirical story about a homeless guy* falling asleep in the Apple store entry and a line forming behind him to buy whatever it was that he was waiting for. Now there are stories about homeless people actually waiting in Apple store lines.

*Indistinguishable from hipsters.

Oblig. image [imgur.com] .

It's not for real (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46247095)

It's an elaborate joke made on all these nut-jobs queuing up in front of the Apple stores in the U.S weeks before it's available, because they think they will not be able to survive without the latest iPhone.

Real world example of how stupid the need to say ' (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46247409)

One man isn't really a line. More like a point... or a pinhead.

Good For Him (1)

painandgreed (692585) | about 10 months ago | (#46247791)

Everybody needs a hobby.

Beware (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46247819)

Apple zombies are awakening!

Well if you dont have anything else to do... (1)

YoungManKlaus (2773165) | about 10 months ago | (#46247879)

might as well go for some urban camping.

Incorrect (1)

khellendros1984 (792761) | about 10 months ago | (#46248053)

He wasn't seriously lining up for the iPhone 6. He was doing a piece of performance art that he could post on Twitter to get some attention. Looks like he got it.
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