The first person in line in Singapore is Wellson Lee, 38, an IT architect who popped by as early as 5.30 a.m. Lee, who did not expect to be first, said that he came early due to the morning rain and "wanted to beat the traffic, but did not expect to beat everyone else."
Lee, who's upgrading from the iPhone 6S, will be getting a matte black 256GB iPhone 7 for himself as well as another silver iPhone. And as to why he isn't getting the iPhone 7 Plus with its dual-camera setup, Lee said he wasn't too interested in the camera, and preferred the smaller 7.
In Singapore, iPhone launches are usually organized by the local carriers. As Apple does not yet have a retail store (though one will open soon), iPhone fans will typically get their phones from one of the three local carriers, such as SingTel here.
Unlike in other countries, there's no need to queue days ahead, interested customers book an appointment slot and turn up to get a phone. Of course, if you come really early in your time slot, you'll get your phone first, as these early birds prove.
Apart from local carriers, iPhone buyers can also pop by premium resellers to get their hands on Apple's new phone. Stocks are limited though, and this store, at Singapore's Orchard Road shopping belt, has already run out of stock for the iPhone 7 Plus.
Lou Kosak, 32, far right, who was the first person in the reservation line at San Francisco's Union Square Apple Store. He arrived in line at 6:50 a.m. for his 8 a.m. reservation to pick up his jet black 128 GB iPhone 7.
Lou Kosak, 32, who was the first person in the reservation line at San Francisco's Union Square Apple Store. He arrived in line at 6:50 a.m. for his 8 a.m. reservation to pick up his jet black 128 GB iPhone 7.