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I wonder what makes you conclude that they are on benefits?

 

… How is this even a question?

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… How is this even a question?

 

You seem to be suggesting that the two gentlemen at the front of the queue are living on state hand-outs.

 

I was asking why you had jumped to that conclusion?

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Originally Posted by hungover View Post

You seem to be suggesting that the two gentlemen at the front of the queue are living on state hand-outs.

 

That everyone in said queue could be. Don't put words in my mouth.

 

They're in the queue. For days. Before we even know such a device exists. Sitting there, doing nothing. On weekdays. 

Yeah, they could all happen to have their job's personal days saved up, but… 

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At such events, how do you know where to start queuing? Do you have to go into the store and ask where to pitch your chair?

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Originally Posted by hungover View Post

At such events, how do you know where to start queuing? Do you have to go into the store and ask where to pitch your chair?

 

I've done this once or twice, and that's just about it, yeah. They'll either have something designated already or you can just ask.

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No way is it coming out on announcement day.

 

 

Why can't I hope that I can grab one before my flight : ) 

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Dumbasses
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I was *just* at the 5th Ave store in NYC... no one is in line outside. It's a 24hr 7 day-a-week store and no queue or people (or remnants of people like chairs, coolers etc) are there.

This is the store at 8:50pm Sunday September 8th:
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I was *just* at the 5th Ave store in NYC... no one is in line outside. It's a 24hr 7 day-a-week store and no queue or people (or remnants of people like chairs, coolers etc) are there.

This is the store at 8:50pm Sunday September 8th:

They were probably told to amscray.
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I was *just* at the 5th Ave store in NYC... no one is in line outside. It's a 24hr 7 day-a-week store and no queue or people (or remnants of people like chairs, coolers etc) are there.

This is the store at 8:50pm Sunday September 8t

They were probably told to amscray.

If you were doing it to promote whatever website is printed on t-shirts or whatever, would you rather camp out for 3 days or let blogs think you were camping out for 3 days, give you all the publicity you needed and then go home to a nice warm bed?

Also, if there's nobody else queuing, what's the point? If they are genuinely in it to get iPhones first, they'll probably scope out the crowd each day and when it starts to build, set themselves up for the night.
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Originally Posted by pedromartins View Post

 

Anyway, 4.2 and 4.3 are still jelly bean, and they bring nothing new. It isn't worth the effort. Looks like Google stopped focussing on new things since 4.0, and started cleaning the house and waiting for the masses to catch up.

 

True but that is not entirely accurate. Google has been moving functionality into the Google Play Services which is upgraded via the Google Play Store and *not* the cell carrier. This allows them to introduce certain updates directly to the user effectively bypassing the heel dragging of the manufacturers and cell phone companies.

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True but that is not entirely accurate. Google has been moving functionality into the Google Play Services which is upgraded via the Google Play Store and *not* the cell carrier. This allows them to introduce certain updates directly to the user effectively bypassing the heel dragging of the manufacturers and cell phone companies.

 

So why is my S4 still on 4.2.2?

 

I'll bet my iPhone 5 gets an update to iOS 7 before my S4 gets updated to the latest version of Android.

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So why is my S4 still on 4.2.2?

I'll bet my iPhone 5 gets an update to iOS 7 before my S4 gets updated to the latest version of Android.

Because Samsung hasn't made 4.3 available yet but you have any updated features of Google's core apps.
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So why is my S4 still on 4.2.2?

 

I'll bet my iPhone 5 gets an update to iOS 7 before my S4 gets updated to the latest version of Android.

 

Your S4 is still on 4.2.2 yet chances are that the Google Play Services has already been updated on your phone. This allows Google to update some aspects of the operating system without interference from the device manufacturer or the cell carrier. The version number will remain the same but things are still changing under the hood. There is a simple test to see if your device has already been updated, just see if the new Android Device Manager works. The URL is https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager

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