Huge crowds line up in Samsung’s backyard to get iPhone 6s/Plus in South Korea

Apple’s “iPhone 6s officially debuted in Korea today, with hundreds of avid fans forming long lines at some major retail stores,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “The nation’s three major mobile carriers said Friday they have launched the iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus through their retail stores.”

“The top-three telcos ― SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus ― held special events to celebrate the official release of the devices, aiming to attract more customers,” Purcher reports.

“KT’s pre-order sales surpassed 10,000 within the first one minute after it opened the online site,” Purcher reports, “and it closed the applications less than 10 minutes later as the first 50,000 units set aside for pre-orders were all sold out.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Have an enjoyable weekend, Samsung. Make sure you guys keep warm and toasty!


Apple’s new iPhone 6s/Plus sell out in minutes in Samsung’s backyard – October 19, 2015
Apple’s iPhone market shares triples to double-digits in South Korea – October 15, 2015
Korean online payment service: 94% of those verifying purchases using fingerprint ID are iPhone Users – July 14, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 phones suffer weaker than expected sales in South Korea homeland – April 22, 2015

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]


    1. As a follow up, I went to the ‘Patently Apple’ site and left a question in the comments as to why they failed to cite. Even suggested that perhaps I had it wrong. My comment was ‘removed’ by Patently Jack. I think that removing my comment rather than answering the question, speaks volumes about lack of integrity of that site and ‘Jack’. IMO, I do not think MDN should link stories to that site.

        1. I’ve noticed him deleting or drastically editing a number of comments of mine. None of my comments were controversial, but they obviously didn’t suit his agenda. It just comes across as him acting like a dick. I’ve given up on his site.

          As far as I’m concerned, it’s fair enough for sites to have no comments, however if you do allow comments, you should accept that there will sometimes be people that take a different view to yours and you should leave those comments visible so that the readers can make up their own minds. I agree with moderation to remove offensive and inappropriate posts, but censoring other points of view is utterly pathetic.

          Having said that, it’s his site and he can behave how he wants and people will judge him accordingly.

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