iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

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iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

Sound familiar?

(Credit: Mari Benitez/CNET)

It’s 10:30 p.m. and already there’s a line of two dozen or so people.

They’re sitting on lawn chairs, tucked under blankets, and pushed neatly to the edge of the sidewalk by one of those extendable nylon straps you see at movie theaters. It’s chilly here in San Francisco, and Ryan Rawson wears an extra jacket to keep warm.

“What kind of things do people actually get excited about in life?” he asks, standing nearby the line. “A date? Buying a car?” Then he says definitively: “Getting an iPhone .”

Rawson was one of several people who waited outside the San Francisco Apple store for the iPhone 5S.

(Credit: Photo courtesy of Ryan Rawson)

Rawson, along with everyone else lining the block down Stockton Street, is waiting for the Apple store to open so he can get his hands on the iPhone 5S. Tall and burly, he sports a lush beard that clashes with the faded pink highlights he has sprinkled throughout his bleached hair. Then again, maybe Rawson is full of contradictions. He’s owned four Android phones over the last three years, but here he is — in line on a Thursday night, w… [Read more]

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones


iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

 

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

 

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

 

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

 

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

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