Apple not impressing everyone
On Friday, thousands of people waited in line for hours, some even camped out, just to own the coveted iPhone 5 on the day of its release, instead of having to wait a few weeks for it to come in the mail or restock in the stores.
I am perplexed by this behavior for multiple reasons. I realize I am not as technologically in tune with the times as most people my age — I was one of the last of my friends to get a Facebook account — but even some of the most-up-to-date consumers must stop and scratch their heads at the idea of camping out for an iPhone. Even while driving to work on Friday morning, I heard Kidd Kraddick and his co-host discussing one individual’s attempt to sell his spot in line for roughly 1,000 British pounds. That is the equivalent to about $1,600. That is ludicrous.