Peter Kafka

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Proof! IPhone 4 Buyers Are Sweaty, Irrational, Male.

It’s already 80 degrees in New York City this morning, but it feels much warmer and muggier than that. So who wants to spend hours waiting in line to buy Apple’s (AAPL) new iPhone 4? All of these dudes:

To be fair, you’ll note that there are a few women in this clip, shot by BTIG analyst Walt Piecyk outside Apple’s flagship store on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. But they’re going to be equally sweaty.

And just to be clear: If you don’t want to wait in line for an iPhone 4, you don’t have to. Apple will send one to you in the mail. Seriously.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus