Lines forming by Apple Stores for Friday's launch of the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus
posted by Alan F. / Sep 23, 2015, 4:05 PM
The first two online in San Francisco are 73-year old Viet Nguyen, and 48-year old Huong Dinh. Both are looking to buy the 64GB Apple iPhone 6s in Rose Gold. Dinh says that she will buy one for herself and one for her daughter. Her husband will purchase her current daily driver, an Apple iPhone 6. The store will open Friday morning at 8am local time.
Besides the U.S., the new models will launch on Friday in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the U.K. and in China. This is the first time that China is getting the iPhone on the initial launch date. The region has become very important to Apple. As of last March, it become the top iPhone buying market in the world.
While some of those waiting on line were too late to pre-order the phone and didn't want to wait weeks for it to arrive, there are some who are being sponsored to wait in line. These people are seeded money to buy the maximum number of iPhones, and are also paid for the time spent waiting on line. Once they have the handsets in their possession, they turn them over to the "financiers" who quickly ship them to foreign markets for a quick profit. Last year, many of these opportunists were shipping the phones to China for sale in the black market. This year, with Chinese consumers able to purchase the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on launch day, this type of shady activity might not be so prevalent.
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The annual Apple pilgrimage begins.
posted on Sep 23, 2015, 4:10 PM 12
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I don't understand why people have to wait in a line for days to get a phone. When they could reserve the phone or pre-order it or even just wait a months to get it. It's ridiculous! People are ridiculous these days, there are plenty of phones to go around, getting a phone first before everyone else is not an achievement.
posted on Sep 24, 2015, 10:18 AM 0
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The global gathering of the idiots
posted on Sep 23, 2015, 4:12 PM 22
I'm a Apple fan but seriously the lines?? It's called PREORDER!!!!!! Got mine already today gold 128 gb 6s plus!! Never waited in the lines!! If late preorder delivery no problem it will get there best of all delivery to your doorstep!! Done!!!
posted on Sep 23, 2015, 4:41 PM 7
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There are People lining up days even weeks for Console games like Halo and COD, This lining up isn't a Apple only phenomenon or does it make people who do line up for phones, games etc idiots, especially if it's in demand and you might be waiting for weeks to months to get one (which was my case last year).
posted on Sep 23, 2015, 7:19 PM 0
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I'm lining up at AT&T as usual.
posted on Sep 23, 2015, 4:12 PM 8
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Stay safe out there. People get crazy around this time.
posted on Sep 23, 2015, 4:16 PM 4
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Wow, really? Why are you there so early? I'm not trying to be belligerent or condescending - I'm genuinely interested in what the draw is. By all your comments you seem to be a reasonable and well rounded individual, so I guess my notion that all "Apple Campers" are crazy may be flawed. :I I guess my real question is, what makes it worth it to be in line to buy a device that will be available for years to come? and how do you explain the time off to your employer? :O
posted on Sep 23, 2015, 4:49 PM 5
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I'm not there now, that's where I will be tomorrow night. I'm not sure where you live, but some jobs in America don't require an explanation to be off. You simply fill out a PTO (paid time off) form, and if the day is available BOOM.
posted on Sep 23, 2015, 5:31 PM 0
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