In Singapore, locals queued up as early as 5.45 a.m. to be first in line for the iPhone 6 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. As these customers were buying the phone from local carrier SingTel, they were guaranteed a phone due to an online reservation system used.
Tourists and locals alike queued either overnight or early this morning at third-party resellers to try to get their hands on a phone in Singapore. These three friends were first in line at Nubox and paid for two iPhones each in cold, hard cash.
Compared with the iPhone 5S launch last year, queues were definitely much longer this time in Singapore. Nubox employees said they had to turn away some customers who were at the back of the queue as they were unlikely to get the new iPhone 6 due to stock issues.
Jamael Ahmed was the first in the Covent Garden queue to buy one of Apple's new smartphones. Ahmed ended up emerging from the store several times, until the waiting photographers got the shot they wanted.
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New iPhone owner Laurie brandishes his purchase, moments after emerging from the Covent Garden store. He opted for the iPhone 6, instead of the 6 Plus.
Here are the first people in line at San Francisco's flagship Apple Store on Stockton Street. The two people, who indicated that they speak little English, did not want to share their names but apparently have waited in line for three days.
Joshua Cook of Sacramento was the first in line among the preorders. He left home at 2:30 a.m. PT Friday to get in line by 5 a.m. at the Stockton Street Apple Store in San Francisco since it was the closest location where he could pick up his iPhone 6 Plus.