iPhone Mania

iPhone Mania – 10 years later

Apple and other giant tech companies must employ the most proficient psychologists and psychiatrists in the world. The fact that people today, 10 years after the iPhone introduction STILL wait in line for DAYS to get a gadget that is just incrementally better than the last is proof.

I always suspected that people, humanity as a whole, had problems. But never in a million years did I think I’d be witness to how obvious it is.

Sadly – hardly anyone will literally look in the mirror – and snap out of it. They all just go further down that hole.

Anyway – we mentioned the first iPhone in Hoboken a decade ago below. Where have we come as a society? Uber? Pokemon? The Hive Mind?

iphone circling the drain for a decade

First ever iPhone released to brainwashed lemmings in Hoboken


6:42pm Update:

411 reader Alex had this to say, and submitted some pix as well.

“Hey man,

Here’s some photo’s from Hoboken iPhone mania – long line!

This lady was the second person to come out of the store – with two. Her husband was inside when she walked out I guess, but the reporter asked her how she got two of them, and that’s what she said. She is seen here talking with one of the bird cage liner guys.



Starving kids everywhere, and I write about iPhones. I’m going to hell.


Downtown on Washington Street between First and Second at the AT&T store, there’s apparently a LONG line of people dying to get their iPhones. Police are aware of this and are “keeping an eye out”.

To put things in perspective, here’s some observations The Onion had about the new Apple iPhone.


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Monday, July 9, 2007 8:44 pm

[quote comment=”32813″]Rebaki – go on….do tell….how is it?? :P[/quote]

Sorry it took me so long to reply.

I really do love the iphone. I know people just assume that if i bought an iphone it was because i was sold on the commercials or just going with the new trend. But, we are a mac family and have been for a long time. We have been waiting for something like this to come out. Our home and work computers are macs and let me tell you how nice it is to have a phone/pda that fully integrates with our computers. The typing is very easy to get used to and all and all its a great phone. The only draw back is that you can’t drag and drop your music/podcasts like you can with the ipods, you have to create playlists and upload them.

Monday, July 2, 2007 10:44 am

iPeople = sheeple

Sunday, July 1, 2007 11:10 pm

Also, wasn’t it Cingular that had an exclusive contract with Motorola’s RAZR (‘THE’ phone at that time) initially? Now one can get them in a gumball machine 😉

Sunday, July 1, 2007 10:57 pm

I have both Verizon (personal phone) and Cingular/AT&T for my work phone and BlackBerry; not so fond of either device on the latter nor the customer service (or lack thereof) that I’ve gotten.

In any event, I would assume there was quite a price tag for such a contract between AT&T and Apple. I would also think that one wouldn’t have to be swayed by such a wonderful phone (which I have absolutely no doubt about), if the service was top notch.

I too travel through out the states and have wonderful reception. For better and for worse, I have to use my AT&T/Cingular phone when traveling abroad; thankfully, work picks up the tab 😐

Sunday, July 1, 2007 9:51 pm

That’s funny, I have a friend who lives in Bernardsville, NJ and go over there often. Guess what… full signal. Same solid reception through out Bridgewater, Warren, Martinsville, and Chatham.

I’ve had Sprint (3 years), T-Mobile (1 year), Verizon (1 year), and Cingular (5 years). I’ve stayed with Cingular (AT&T) since I’ve never had a dropped call nor bad reception as I travel to Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, and California.

The bashing (by coincidence?) of Cingular/AT&T seem to be coming from those who praise Verizon. Shall we replace the “Can you hear me now” dude with the Kool-Aid man? Verizon’s strength is in the 5 state expanded metro North East. Cingular/AT&T’s strength is nation wide. While Cingular/AT&T provides service to global phones, Verizon has yet to address this lack of offering.

But the biggest question you have to ask is why did Apple go with Cingular/AT&T. Apple is known for building the highest quality product supported by the highest quality customer service and satisfaction. They’ve partnered with Cingular/AT&T – the carrier with the most cell towers and base stations nation wide. Makes you wonder, huh?

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