entropy13 wrote:Are you seriously suggesting that queuing for the iPhone is part of the "iPhone experience"?
Are you seriously suggesting that it isn't? At least for a good many?
Yes, it isn't part of the "iPhone experience." The ticket for the stadium doesn't mean you're "buying" the "game" itself, what you're buying is how the "game" (which is still your base product) is presented in the stadium, they go hand-in-hand. Falling in line or not, the iPhone is still the same. There would, however, be a "falling in line" experience that is separate
from the iPhone itself.
When I had my first airplane trip as a child, should I have "included" in my appreciation of the whole first airplane trip the queuing in the airport? And not just the ride itself?
Following your reasoning, if my second airplane trip as a child barely had any queuing, does that lack of falling in line immediately mean that my first airplane trip is better than the second airplane trip? Being first and second is irrelevant in this case because those who fall in line for the iPhone 5 have done so for the earlier iPhones as well, so you can't counter "but your first is still better because it's your first! And not second!"
Queuing in an airport is distinct from your plane ticket (which represents the product you purchased, the ride in an airplane). Queuing outside a church of the Holy Apple is distinct from your iPhone. Unless, of course I have completely misunderstood the followers of the Holy Apple and it is actually written in the Sacred Word that doing so (queuing) reinforces their faith to the Real Bastion of Innovation that is the Blessed Company of Cupertino...
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