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Protester rails outside an Apple store ahead of Iphone 5 launch

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Thu Sep 20 2012, 16:47
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AN ANTI-APPLE PROTESTER kicked up a fuss outside the flagship Apple store on Regent Street in London today, proclaiming that "the Iphone 5 will not fix your life".

The INQUIRER went down to the shop where keen buyers are already camped out on the pavement in anticipation of Apple's release of its latest smartphone.

Not long after we arrived, a middle-aged man appeared spitting sentiments over a megaphone right outside the entrance of the store. He spouted off about how Apple's products should not take precedence over what's really important in life and compared how addictive they are to pornography.

Apple staff stood and watched from inside the store as the man declared that the Iphone 5 is "just a phone" and there are more important things to think about, like the future of our children.

"Is it responsible to buy the iphone 5? No, not when you have 9,000 pounds of student debt," he bellowed.

Saying that he was ashamed to admit that he himself owned an Iphone 4, he claimed that he would put his phone in a bin, because if people found out he'd seem like a hypocrite. Perhaps it was a little too late for that.

The Iphone 5 will go on sale in the UK at 8am tomorrow. Watch our short video of the angry man above, ironically filmed on an Iphone 4S, shortly before we almost got run over by a double decker bus. µ


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