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June 29, 2007 was the day the Apple iPhone was on the market, and at each Apple store many people waiting in line to buy one for $600. I went over to Valley Fair in San Jose at 10 a.m. thinking it would be on sale when the store opened, but 6 p.m. was the time on the poster. There were several people sitting in canvas chairs and each had an official sign denoting their place in line. This allowed them to leave the line, go to the bathroom, eat, etc. and return without any hassle. I spoke with several, and the number three woman seemed rather clueless about what she was buying. She had no idea you needed a two year contract at $60 a month plus the expensive phone. They pointed out that the line stretched outside, and I walked back to switchbacks of patients consumers waiting for a questionable product. I returned to the front of the line where a TV crew had gathered to interview Steve Wozniak who had, one his own, come in the late night to stand in line. However others had already arrived, but they gave him first place. We left after about 20 minutes. I don't even use a cell phone that much, but I'm interested in the way it will be used in developing countries more than the advanced services touted by ATT and Apple.