Today is the launch of Apple’s iPhone. It’s funny, two guys from my office today are heading over to a store not too far from our office to try and get one later this afternoon. There’s iPhone stories all over the web today. But this one irked me. Check this:
Movie stars, who are accustomed to receiving the latest hot gadget in advance of its release in the hope that they’ll be photographed with it, have been out of luck when it comes to landing Apple’s new iPhone, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Friday). Famed publicist Liz Rosenberg, whose clients include Madonna, Liza Minnelli, and Cher, told the newspaper that she had been unsuccessful trying to get an iPhone for Cher. “Doesn’t winning Oscars, Grammys and Emmys entitle her to move to the front of the line?” she asked. But the Times report also indicated that Steve Wozniak, who cofounded Apple with Steve Jobs, was planning to queue up in front of an Apple store in San Jose, CA at 4:00 a.m. today in order to get one. (He did say that Jobs had offered to send him one but that it wouldn’t arrive until Saturday. “This is more a celebration,” he said.)
Doesn’t winning Oscars, Grammys and Emmys entitle her to move to the front of the line?”
Excuse me? You make more money in a year than I’ll probably see in my lifetime. Get to the back of the line, you freeloading B-list celebrity. Get out there and buy one like everyone else. In fact, buy me one. You know you can afford it. Besides, you can afford to pay some kid $100 to stand in line for you. Yeesh!