updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu August 21, 2008
Polish iPhone lines fake
A Polish carrier of the iPhone is faking interest to attract publicity, says Reuters. Although enormous American interest in the iPhone has resulted in long lines, the Polish division of Orange is said to be using reverse logic, intentionally staging lines in front of its stores in order to attract people for Friday's iPhone 3G launch. Instead of genuine customers, the people in line are actually actors, hired as part of a promotional campaign.
"We have these fake queues at front of 20 stores around the country to drum up interest in the iPhone," claims a company representative. No lines have been observed in front of T-Mobile stores, which also will be selling the iPhone. People may be deterred by the high prices announced by carriers.