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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69 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: 7459; 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: 1409; 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: 2335; 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: 2340; 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.

65. aegislash

Posts: 1518; 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: 6836; 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: 833; 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: 17417; 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: 558; 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: 17417; 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: 652; 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.

8. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

iSheep and scalpers.

11. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Lol. But that student is smart. Sell his spot or sell the phone for higher price. People willing to do such are easily available among those diehards.

12. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hey Android lovers, stop proving your jealousy.

53. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not jealous at all. If I wanted over priced phone i would buy it. Sorry you have to pretend

18. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Their dream to have oled iPhone finally come true ....

19. Jacksie66 unregistered

All this android v Apple fan boyism is pathetic. You do realise that both Apple and Google along with all the other big companies don't give a shït about you. We're all just revenue to them. People fighting over phones and brands is just sad in my eyes. There's a hell of a lot more important things going on in the world that people should be focusing on..

20. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

All fanboyism is pathetic. All big brands have their fanboys, who always talk crap about others. Welcome to the internet bro :)

25. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Where are the big lines for Samsung and the others? The only thing that they cannot follow it.....

22. Cat97

Posts: 1937; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's supply and demand. I can't see anything wrong with this. The iPhone X is a desirable new thing, no question about it.

39. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Seems like no one understand why theres always long line on iPhone release day? Peoples want to make profits and not want the iphone itself! I would que too since its sure you can make 2-4 times profits selling it on ebay for 2-4k$. There will always be some rich kid who want to buy it, no matter what price.

52. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You are very smart....keep it up.

45. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

"Giant lines start forming for iPhone X" LOL! I thought they were talking about the unwanted lines that form on the Xphone's defective screen like it did on the kraappy iWatch. Anyway, it'd be funny to see the Xphone do the SplitGate like the iPhone8. Also, FaceID sux! It's easily fooled by identical twins so it obviously is not as secured as Apple and their moron iSheep claims. Removing TouchID was a major blunder and Apple is too much of a lowlife coward to admit their mistake. It's good that so many dumb az iSheep are buying this phone cuz I will enjoy mocking them when they have buyer's remorse shortly after due to that shtty notch and FaceID being a total nuisance.

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