Check it out! My new 3G iPhone is awesome! I bet you’re all so jealous of me and how cool I am because I have such a cool iPhone and you don’t because you’re losers!
What’s that, you say?
“Why, that doesn’t look like any iPhone I’ve ever seen!”
Just what do you think you’re implying there, Buster?
“That looks like some crappy first generation Razr that you’ve had for 3 years and dropped 20 times so the battery cover doesn’t fit anymore and sometimes the battery will disconnect and drop your call but you can’t get a new one because you don’t want to extend your contract with T-Mobile because their coverage is a joke and their customer service people keep promising to take off that 55 dollar charge they put on your account for no reason but every single time you check your account, IT’S STILL GODDAM THERE!!!”
Well, if it looks like my shitty Razr, that’s because it is.
“The internet” told me that Apple and AT&T wouldn’t drop the ball on the iPhone release, this time around.
“Oh, they’ve got plenty, don’t worry!”
I get up at six AM, which is like 3 AM for me, drive all the way out to the Glendale Galleria (for you non-LA people, Glendale is like a hotter version of Hell with more gold chains and gaudy Armani sunglasses), get to the Apple store and think, “Hmm, that line doesn’t seem so bad!” Only to find out that’s not the line.
That’s the line you wait in after you’re done waiting in the real line. The one that snakes through the mall, outside, over a bridge and 500 feet into the parking garage!
I would have taken a picture of it, if I had a brand new iPhone, but alas, I just had my Razr, with it’s shitty vga camera. Then I’d have to deal with the comments like, “Is that a line of people? Are you sure? It looks like a banana or something?”
If you’re thinking, like I did, that maybe it wouldn’t be so bad at the AT&T stores, you’d be wrong. Sure, there’s less people, but there’s also less phones.
Did I mention that none of these places will actually do a count and tell you if you’re going to spend 3 hours waiting in line for nothing, only to find out they’ve run out of their supply by the time you make it to the front of the line?
Did I mention I hate getting up early?
Why exactly is it so hard to find someone willing to actually sell you something these days? Why can’t I go into a store and buy a Wii Fit? Does Nintendo just not want/need my money? Somewhere along the line, did these people forget what a business actually entails?
Now there’s word that there are big problems on Apple’s side, as far as activations go. Maybe this explains the lines? Maybe if things had gone smoothly, I would have my new iPhone in my hands? Or better yet, it’d be sitting on the nightstand next to my bed as I slept soundly til 3 PM?