Orange Pays Actors To Stand In Line For The iPhone

from the losing-its-magic? dept

When the disco era was dying, the story was that the famed Studio 54 in New York had to start paying people to stand out front in line, so that it still look the club was still a happening place. Is the same thing happening with the iPhone? Over in Poland, mobile operator Orange is happily admitting that it's paying actors to stand in line to wait for the launch of the new iPhone: "We have these fake queues at front of 20 stores around the country to drum up interest in the iPhone." That seems like a rather blatant admission that the phone itself isn't enough to drum up interest. Somehow, though, I don't think the iPhone is going the route of disco just yet.

Filed Under: actors, iphone, lines, poland
Companies: apple, orange


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 25 Aug 2008 @ 6:47am

    Re: Re: Re: Its time . . .

    "touch screen done before by Palm
    mobile internet done before by Palm
    "moblie" email done before by Palm
    phone computer "compatiability" done before by Palm
    mobile computing done before by Palm "


    And wasnt Palm founded by Apple engineers who left after thier PDA project (and handwriting recognition platform) was canceled in the mid 90s (the Newton I think?). Apple did have a founding genius, his name was WAZ! (sadly they are just a marketing company now)

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