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Film Asks iPhone Fans Waiting Days In Line One Simple Question: Why?

09/21/2013 04:31 pm ET | Updated Sep 21, 2013

On Friday, Apple released its new iPhone 5S to customers. But for many, the launch day was the culmination of many days spent waiting in line hoping to become one of the first to own the coveted gadget.

Was it worth it?

Depends on who you ask. As seen in this short film by independent filmmaker Casey Neistat, most of the people he interviewed waiting in line -- some had spent up to 14 days on the streets, traveled from other countries and, in one case, slept in a trash bag -- can't answer his simple question: WHY?

One thing they are sure about is that the iPhone they've waited so long for better be gold. Sadly, phones in that color -- 1 of 3 -- sold out at many locations in a matter of minutes, leaving some who waited in line of weeks without the phone they wanted.

Dare we say a case of fool's gold?

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