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Apple fans wait in line in front of a Softbank Mobile Corp store in Tokyo to buy the new iPhone 4S on Friday.

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I bet they are very popular with the girls at school.

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only 4 customers, yeah 4S !

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Well, this definitely NOT screensaver material...

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Can never beat the individuality of Japanese. They are all so unique!!!

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

is that guy in the middle with the buck teeth and nerdy glasses, tanoshingo?

just how do you go about thinking up something as nerdy as this?

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

they got paid by softbank to attract attention, get their photo taken, get the photo on the internet and get people to talk about them. mission accomplished.

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crashblossoms

with what you said 100%. though this one is so obvious.This kind of schemes are so common in japan. Shame on the news media who knowingly or unknowingly cover this without any hint that it may not be genuine.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I sort of wanted an iphone before. I just totally lost interest. Go figure.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

I notice that they all have a suntan. Maybe iPhones are actually healthy compared to computers. You have to wait for hours in the sun to get one, so you are covered with vitamin D. Plus you can use them in the park or on the beach or when snowboarding. I think I have to get one too.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

"i stupid' for an 'i phone'.

Sheesh....the mania concept in Japan amazes me sometimes.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

get a life seriously.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Steve Jobs based his life on turning computers from nerdy machines into cool, trendy and sexy gadgets. This mob has destroyed his life work in one horrible moment!

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Why so much hate on here? Four guys doing what they want, enjoying themselves, and some of you are offended. I bet if JT put up a photo of a totally white piece of paper, somebody would still find something to complain about lol.

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Just upgraded my iPhone4 to iOS 5, no need to pay an extra $400 for 4S, when there's little difference between the two. Went to Softbank earlier to do a side-by-side comparison. Speeds are virtually the same, despite the new processor power in the 4S. Graphics are the same (iPhone4 resolution is the best the human eye can process, so any of the competition that tries to state they have better resolution, is simply lying.)

@SeriouslyCreamy - ignore the haters, they never amount to anything. I for one think these guys are simply enjoying the moment!

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

I agree with SeriouslyCreamy and bookowls. These guys look happy. I'm happy for them.

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They certainly don't look Nipponese.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Who cares what country they're from, though I would guess all 4 are Japanese.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Apple fanboys still crack me up.

Macs are like PCs with training wheels.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Steven - Heh heh, Apple was only the world's most valuable company this year.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

For Microsoft, it's "windows users". For Apple, it's "Apple fans". That says a lot about the company (Apple).

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Microsoft is like drinking whiskey while Apple is drinking a 15 year single malt scotch- simple really!!!

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At one point this year, Apple had more available cash than the American government.

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Not falling for Apple mania. Very overpriced.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

For Microsoft, it's "windows users". For Apple, it's "Apple fans". That says a lot about the company No it says more about some Apple users and their priorities in life. Microsoft is like drinking whiskey while Apple is drinking a 15 year single malt scotch- simple really Scotch is whiskey, there are many kinds of whiskey, it`s like saying Microsoft is like drinking beer and Apple is like drinking asahi super dry. Heh heh, Apple was only the world's most valuable company this year Sure and Exxon was number two, and it shares the same list as wall mart and at&t....mmm valuable in what sense?

Anyway to get back on topic, these people are called "sakura", people planted by a company to line up..these boys are just doing some part time work, good for them!

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Dutchduck,

to be correct, there's whiskey and there's Scotch whiskey.

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@Dutchduck

Softbank Mobile Corp does not need "sakuras" to sell its products. If you have proof, please show it.

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mmm you could be right, you could be wrong too however. For each company counts the publicity and true to your word softbank will sell their products anyhow, but a few people with a Iphone on their head will bring some colour to the whole event. Companies use sakura for various reasons this might be one of them. They could have used girls in swimsuits too, but then it would have become a sticky affair...with all those girlfriend-less dudes around them..

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Dutchduck,

ya got it!

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You are entitled to your opinion but not the facts, meaning you cannot alter or change a fact to state your opinion (your point).

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True to that Joe, I meant "they`re probably just sakura, people planted by a company to line up..these boys are just doing some part time work, good for them!"

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Standard Asian sad-acts.

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What does this planting sakura business mean?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Hi Steve. I was just talking about the cherry blossom festival in Oahu Hawaii.

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6 months later - iphone 5 will come out. People should just patiently wait. What a waste of money.

Next year in the Spring iphone 4s will be obsolete.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Readers, please do not insult these people. They are just having a good time.

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