Australia or US Launch? Americans were CHEATED!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DJUK, Jul 30, 2010.

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Which launch do you think was better?

Poll closed Sep 28, 2010.
  1. Australian

    13 vote(s)
    54.2%
  2. USA

    11 vote(s)
    45.8%
  1. DJUK macrumors member

    DJUK

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    #1
    I got my iPhone 4 on launch day most like everyone else. Waiting on a NYC city block with around 4,000 people was fun at most parts, especially at 2 in the morning, and the Apple employees always know how to make things more exciting....... But comparing that with the Australian Launch and what they got, I think we were cheated!:D

    Which would you like best? Being at 5th Ave, the most known Apple Store, opens the down with the usual clapping from the employees leading buyers down the stairs..... or Sydney in line at Vodafone, 3, Optus, and Telstra with firework entrances, free iPhone 4 Gift Bags, an launch before & after-party, and Lady GaGa and Kelly Rowland?!

    Just Compare the videos for your self:
    US NYC Launch:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Ru-Pksa8Q

    AUS Sydney Launch:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTqnQCkJYvE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-QjJGc5E4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAcyAf-66fk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X92f0wehty0&feature=channel
     
  2. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    #2
    My friend in Singapore told me their launch is crazy too... They have a midnight launch in "Marina Bay" and concert like atmosphere. They have VIP lounge, crazy lighting, podium, and stuff like that....
     
  3. Komiksulo macrumors 6502

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    People serving steak and giving backrubs?!! :eek:

    Man am I in the wrong country.
     
  4. Schweitzer macrumors regular

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    #4
    I laughed so hard, thanks for those videos!

    You guys don't even think that's embarrassing, right?

    LOL
     
  5. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    well we got it a month earlier so I think its a fair trade off
     
  6. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

    SAD*FACED*CLOWN

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    you should rennounce your citizenship and move on over there...nah just playing....some of these countries are getting the iPhone for the first time that explains all the pageantry
     
  7. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

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    Canada got coffee and donuts...and some cheering people.
     
  8. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    There is a reason why Australia is ranked one of the best places to live in the world. Don't forget, that with multiple carriers launching the iPhone 4 there was competition to attract your business, unlike the U.S.
     
  9. DJUK thread starter macrumors member

    DJUK

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    they have been doing events like this in Europe and Oceania since the 3G launched. And for the 3G and 3GS, Australia was one of the first round launch countries, so this was going to happen with or without the iPhone 4 delays
     
  10. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Where are you pulling that fact out of?
     
  11. DJUK thread starter macrumors member

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  12. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    #12
    i woulda waited before i let that guy rub my shoulders like that!
     
  13. goobot macrumors 603

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    #13
    I would still choose the us cause I can buy a video game with out half of it being removed and coasting 2x more

    Tho it looked cool there.
     
  14. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a

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    Not saying the ol USA hasn't been good to me ... but if some of those countries actually offered willing (or heck any) emigration policies I'd be tempted. :p:cool:
     
  15. stahl7639 macrumors member

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    Tim Hortons coffee and donuts?
     
  16. zacharace macrumors member

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    #16
    Being naturally impatient, I'll take speed over pomp any day :rolleyes:
     
  17. yezza macrumors regular

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    #17
    Don't complain, the US launch was one hundred times better than the pitiful attempt of a launch here in New Zealand :(
     
  18. i-Engineer macrumors member

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    #18
    That is only because there is a competition so each wireless company is trying its way to cheer up their customers. In the US, ATT "take it or leave it"
     
  19. J.C macrumors 6502

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    Worried everyone would see your erection?
     
  20. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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  21. DJUK thread starter macrumors member

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    This is why we need T-Mobile! At least the US has hope for them than Verizon (let's be real!)

    Wow Really? Haha! :D
     
  22. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    I get the costing 2x bit. But I don't think i have ever bought a game and it have half or even any of it removed?
     

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