“Apple kicked off sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Australia at 8 am in Sydney (6 pm Thursday evening Eastern Time) to large crowds,” Chuck Jones reports for Forbes. “One of the people waiting in line who has been at the head for multiple launches said there were more than 1,000 people and far outnumbered the iPhone 5 launch two years ago. ”
“The strong showing mirrors the 4 million pre-orders that the company received in the first 24 hours even without China being in the first wave of countries receiving the new models,” Jones writes. “Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s head of retail and on-line stores worldwide, was in Australia for the launch. I would expect Tim Cook to show up at both Palo Alto, California, stores on Friday and possibly a few others in the San Francisco area.”
“It may turn out that supply in the stores is very limited, at least for the 6 Plus,” Jones writes. “According to one MacRumors reader many stores in Australia only received 1 iPhone 6 Plus.”
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