Giant lines start forming for iPhone X


A day ahead of the big iPhone X launch, giant lines are starting to form throughout the world, but probably the biggest line right now has started forming in Asia where the launch is bound to happen first.

Hundreds of people have gathered in front of the Orchard Road Apple Store in Singapore, as well as in front of Apple Stores in Japan.

There seem to be people of all walks of life, but one particular group seems to be much more common in Asia than you would see in the US or Europe: re-sellers.

"I want to sell it for income ... I will even sell my slot if someone offers me," a student on the line in Singapore said.

The rules for staying in the line are quite stringent, and you are only allowed a 1-hour break before you lose your spot.

The scarce availability of the iPhone X means that people are willing to pay way more than the official price to get it early. In some countries, you can find the iPhone X on gray markets selling for north of $3,000 USD.

Take a look at the lines and the atmosphere ahead of the big launch right below:



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  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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81 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Sheep.... Of the Android variety will soon be here to do their usual mocking and abuse of people who prefer a different device to them. ;p

3. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Are you one of them in the video... avec kiko, cnour piyath? LOL Bonne chance!

41. sgodsell

Posts: 7167; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

PhoneArena reported that there were lineups for the iPhone 8 as well. Anyone paying $3000 for an iPhone X needs their head examined. This iPhone X is going to be unique for a short period of time, and that is it, especially when millions of them are going to be manufactured. Is Apple going to stop making them? Not likely if Apple wants to make its billions off its herd of sheeple.

47. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I didn't see ' lineup' on this video. Who is after who?? Can someone tell me? I see only a bunch of ppl , moving here or there like a sheep, WITH NO ORDER. Do I miss something?

60. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

https://www.amazon.com/Butt-Hurt-Balm-sensitive-snowflakes/dp/B01I6DN94Q I think you and your boyfriends here need tons of these, apple contributing indirectly to sales of other products, such an amazing and legendary company

4. TheOracle1

Posts: 2203; Member since: May 04, 2015

I'm here already and buying the latest iPhone is one thing but lining up for a day and a night is plain ridiculous. The device is irrelevant and iSheep are obsessed.

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 7157; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If one makes 2k$ for every iP X bought, I think it's worth the day and night to get a few phones. Don't you?

17. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Exactly. How many people in here make $1000 NET from one day's work? Not many. A bunch of people standing in line are smart. They are going to make a great profit due to limited supply of a hot item. People making fun of them are clueless.

21. scarface21173

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

There not making much profit in uk on ebay some are actually losing money. Remember you have 13.5% to come off final price for fees. If you dont believe me jst check out the ebay listings there £1000 in the uk to buy so you need to sell for at least 1200 to make a profit.

24. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I can't speak for the UK, but in the US, iPhones are always easy to flip. I made at least 30% return after flipping 2 iPhone 7 Plus models in jet black. Very easy way to make quick money.

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Are you assuming all of those lining up would flip it online? There definitely are others who'll just use the handset after buying.

34. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

No. I'm assuming that people standing in line have an underlying purpose of buying which makes them happy. I'm just pointing out that it's silly to judge those people. Whether someone's buying to use as an everyday driver or to flip it, it's something that person wants to do.

70. tedkord

Posts: 17289; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't know. I've had mine on Ebay since preorder day, and not a single bite. And I'm not even asking the outrageous amounts some are, and I have best offer set up.

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7167; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No the people willing to pay $3000 for an iPhone X are clueless. You are also clueless to think that Apple is not going to make millions of these iPhone X smartphones. Sure some might have to wait for the beginning of the new year, but a lot more are coming. If you really think that Apple isn't going to make 10's of millions of these iPhone X, then you are really clueless, and out to lunch. As if Apple doesn't want to make billions of dollars from their their iPhone X. Give me a break. Go drink more of that Apple koolaid.

46. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Your comment makes it clear you are clueless. Let's walk through your silly comment. 1) "You are also clueless to think that Apple is not going to make millions of these iPhone X smartphones" Never said Apple won't make millions, because they obviously will. 2) "If you really think that Apple isn't going to make 10's of millions of these iPhone X, then you are really clueless, and out to lunch." It's known information that Apple is struggling to keep Pace with demand, thus limiting supply. Due to limited supply, it's easy for a person to flip for profit. Make sense? 3) "As if Apple doesn't want to make billions of dollars from their their iPhone X" Think you don't understand the secondary vs primary market for retail. Apple sells goods to you (and retailers technically) in the primary market. Secondary is trading or "flipping". Apple makes its money at point of sale from retailer, consumer, or itself as a retailer. After the sale is made, I can then sell for profit. If you need further clarity on how both Apple and people flipping Apple products can make money simultaneously, please let me know.

79. TheOracle1

Posts: 2203; Member since: May 04, 2015

You've clearly not heard of the term opportunity costs. There are hookers willing to stand on street corners all night and take all comers (excuse the pun) for quick money. I presume you would be happy being a rent boy for that $2k too?

80. Leo_MC

Posts: 7157; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Could you explain your point?

83. TheOracle1

Posts: 2203; Member since: May 04, 2015

Simple. There are certain things I wouldn't bother doing for $2,000 of which prostitution and lining up for the latest iPhone are just two. If it was 100 units at that profit margin then yeah I would probably do it.

65. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

You think that's ridiculous? There's a clothing brand called Johnny Cupcakes and here in Boston, people actually camp outside the store for days just to get the newest shirt on release day. After witnessing that first hand, I don't even bat an eye at people lining up for a phone.

56. lyndon420

Posts: 6713; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

We don't care what device you choose. It's all about making fun of those who put life on hold for a stupid phone. Would be funny if the first 200 people in line are resellers...and the will-it-blend guy lol.

2. Whitedot

Posts: 761; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

It is sad and laughable at the same time.

13. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Why? Does other people's happiness affect you? lol It's also a smart financial decision. I pre ordered 3 phones and will sell to make a profit. Some people in line are doing the same. If I'm able to sell each above list, I can probably make around 15-25% return on my investment, which is far better return than my corporate stock portfolio.

73. tedkord

Posts: 17289; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why do you care? They're not using your money or your time.

5. aboona777

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

i used to do something like that for HOT Nintendo games, back in the day... then I turned 11!

14. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I still do it for hot items, and I'm 26. Don't understand your point.

49. srgonu

Posts: 533; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Looks like it will take sometime for you to understand. You think you are doing wise investment, but you are not. With wise investment you make money and gain knowledge without losing time.

71. tedkord

Posts: 17289; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

A wise investment is one that gives a good return. 25% for a few days is a very wise investment.

6. Peacetoall unregistered

Seriously this sums up the today generation and how brainwashed they are.

7. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

They don't realize that they are being exploited secretly. Humanity's dignity is a joke now. This is very bad, and alien won't never see us. Pls stand up to this communist Apple, people. We are to decide it, not it's the one to decide us.

10. toukale

Posts: 623; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Those people lining up hurts you how? Are you paying for their purchased? If the answer is no, then you know what do next. I don't see anyone stopping you buying/getting what you want/like.

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