Sunday, July 06, 2008

Reminder: Don't camp out for an iPhone!

I am re-posting this, as it seems obvious that some people need to hear the message again. With the new 3G iPhone coming out, people are once again lining up to buy it opening day, this Friday.

DON'T



Read on to hear why





Apple iPhoneAs much as the Apple iPhone might be a neat piece of technology, and even useful, it is NOT, NOT, NOT worth camping out at your local Apple Store or AT&T outlet to get one on the day that it is released. There are several reasons for this:

  1. NOTHING is worth camping out. Repeat, NOTHING. There are millions of people all over the world who have to "camp out" in order to survive. Camping out for the "priviledge" of buying an iPhone (or any other piece of technology) is simply stupid.

  2. NEVER by a Revision 1 device...EVER...unless you simply love dealing with buggy software, incomplete systems and fragile hardware.

  3. Waiting even 1 day will make it cheaper and less of a trial to buy. Waiting a week makes if like buying anything else. Waiting a month, is probably a good idea. Heck, wait until Rev. 2, if you really want to get something good.


Finally, those who are camping out for the priviledge of spending $600-$1000 (with accessories) and another couple of thosand for a 2 year cell contract are not just being "sold" by Apple, they are being abused. What is worse, though, is they take the abuse...and like it!

You obviously won't be seeing me waiting in line on June 29. I prefer to make mature purchasing decisions and not be caught up in the manufactured frenzy just so I can say "FIRST!"

Bah humbug!

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