“Apple Inc.’s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating healthy demand for the bigger-screen smartphones,” Tim Higgins reports for Bloomberg.
“The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus went on sale today in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany and the U.K., before rolling out in Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. Shoppers in New York and San Francisco had already formed lines in the past two days to be among the first to buy the gadgets,” Higgins reports. “‘Phenomenal start to a historic day and an honor to be with our incredible team and first customers in Sydney,’ Angela Ahrendts, Apple senior vice president of retail and online stores, said in a post on Twitter.”
“The Apple store in Tokyo’s Shibuya area had about 600 people lined up an hour before opening, while the one in nearby Omotesando had about 1,000. They included a woman near the front of the line wearing a Steve Jobs mask, carrying a red apple,” Higgins reports. “The buzz over the smartphones has been high since Cook unveiled them at a Sept. 9 event. When the iPhones became available for pre-order a week ago, they racked up a record 4 million reservations in the first 24 hours and surpassed earlier releases.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We have people in an iPhone 6/Plus line at a smaller Apple Retail Store that makes the lines for iPhone 5 and 5s look like a Samsung release. Well over 300 people in the non-pick up line at 5am at a smaller Apple mall store! If the supply is there, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first weekend sales are going to be record-breaking.