1. llarson's Avatar
    Odds Given on iPhone Failure

    When the long-awaited iPhone hits store shelves this week, no doubt many Apple enthusiasts will adopt early as they've done in the past with other products from the company. But just how crazy it gets is anyone's bet.

    In fact, BetUS.com figures the odds are 20-1 that someone will get trampled while scrambling to snag one June 29. The site has also put odds on how long the batteries will last and whether the devices will be recalled.

    The idea for creating these odds and a host of others surrounding the iPhone was spurred by past electronic firsts that have been greeted with enthusiasm but also a slew of unrealized defects and bugs.

    "This phone has everything but the kitchen sink, said BetUS.com spokesman Reed Richards. With the seemingly endless options that the phone offers, the chances for a malfunction are likely.

    The device combines a web browser, music player and mobile phone into Apples characteristic sleek package.

    Will iPhone live up to the expectations of todays tech-savvy consumers? Heres what BetUS.com is betting:

    * Consumers are reported camping out waiting for an iPhone3/1
    * Initial iPhones get recalled30/1
    * iPhone sells at least 12 Million units in 20085/6
    * Apples stock jumps at least 10% in value in regards to the price on 6/30/071/2
    * Consumers pay at least three times the original price ($1,500) on ebay2/1
    * The screen breaks/cracks like Apples first-generation nano (iPod)150/1
    * There are mass reports of the battery life being less than the promised 8 hours10/1
    * Someone is trampled while trying to get an iPhone20/1
    * iPhone spontaneously combusts150/1
    06-25-2007 09:06 PM
  2. bruckwine's Avatar
    put me down for iPhone combustion for $5!!
    06-25-2007 09:46 PM
  3. MacUser's Avatar
    Odds Given on iPhone Failure

    * Consumers are reported camping out waiting for an iPhone3/1
    Take that bet
    06-25-2007 09:49 PM
  4. braj's Avatar
    It used to take a Who concert to get trampled to death. Now it happens over a telephone? And people thought sex, drugs and rock and roll were dangerous. Where did I leave that LSD, seems pretty safe to me.
    06-25-2007 10:15 PM
  5. mikec#IM's Avatar
    Fist fight breaks out over iPhone at store - even money.
    06-25-2007 10:19 PM
  6. MacUser's Avatar
    Fist fight breaks out over iPhone at store - even money.
    Too generous. I would put it at 4-5

    Those crazy Apple fans :o
    06-25-2007 10:31 PM
  7. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    Too generous. I would put it at 4-5

    Those crazy Apple fans :o
    More like 1-3 .
    06-25-2007 10:39 PM
  8. MacUser's Avatar
    More like 1-3 .
    Is that overall, or just in Texas?

    You might have to check your firearm at the mall entrance or you'll really make the news
    06-25-2007 11:05 PM
  9. marcol's Avatar
    Take that bet
    Too late!

    http://www.macrumors.com/2007/06/25/...th-avenue-nyc/
    06-26-2007 05:22 AM
  10. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    Is that overall, or just in Texas?

    You might have to check your firearm at the mall entrance or you'll really make the news
    Good thing you smile when you say that, pilgrim.

    So much for the 3-1 odds. Should have gotten a piece of that early.
    06-26-2007 09:22 AM
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