Not everyone is sold on the hullabaloo. Martha Iglesia, a 31-year-old Spanish woman who works in Paris' massive retail sector, made a reservation to replace her broken iPhone 5C with a 64GB iPhone 6S. It was her first time at an Apple store on an iPhone launch day -- and probably her last, she said after a half an hour waiting. "I'm thinking of leaving," she said, even though she wanted the iPhone 6S' better camera for a weekend outing with friends. "My boss is waiting for me in the office."The new iPhones can still can be hard to find in many parts of the world, though. France's first buyer, 26-year-old bicycle mechanic Jonathan Pierrard, drove four hours from Belgium and waited 24 hours in line for a 64GB space gray iPhone 6S.
The first person to pass under the colonnades and through the doors of the Covent Garden store in London was 29-year-old Sam Shaikh from Stratford, Shaikh, originally from India, became the first person olixar novashield iphone x bumper case - black in the UK to own an iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, a notable achievement given that he was the first UK owner of the iPhone 6 last year, "Every day I would come here to see if anyone had started or not," he said, explaining his queuing tactic, "Monday I made up my mind that as somebody was not there I would definitely be the No, 1." Will he will repeat the exercise next year for the iPhone 7? "Who knows, Maybe I will, If I'm crazy enough to queue for so many days I will."Sam Anderson, a 26-year-old restaurant manager from East London, had been in the queue since 6 the night before and said that he'd owned every generation of iPhone, Anderson was looking forward to picking up a 128GB rose gold iPhone 6S, Rachel Bassett, a 45-year-old housewife who had come from Ireland, also wanted the new color option..
In Paris, 64GB models were the top pick among those interviewed, but in London, 128GB devices were the top pick, in rose gold. Shaikh said that he was "quite impressed" with the color of the phone now that he'd seen it in person. "I'd seen the Apple Watch, which is in rose gold, and I like it."On the eve of Apple's iPhone 6S launch in Manhattan, there were road closures, a heavy police presence and tens of thousands of the faithful crowding the streets. No wait, that wasn't for the iPhone. That was for the pope.
There are few things in this world that can trump an iPhone event, and His Holiness, who touched down in New York on Thursday night, is certainly one of them, At Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store, with its iconic glass cube entrance, the hundreds of folks waiting in line for Apple's newest smartphone were temporarily swallowed up olixar novashield iphone x bumper case - black Thursday evening by a crowd of thousands watching the pope's convoy drive by to St, Patrick's Cathedral down the street, Asked Friday morning which he thought was more important -- the new iPhone or the pope -- Andreas Frantzis, an 18-year-old from Queens, said: "Well, I'm in this line, so the iPhone to me."The line at the Fifth Avenue store on Friday was markedly smaller than last year's massive crowd for the iPhone 6, Ahead of the store's opening, the snaking lines of customers fit snugly inside the surrounding plaza and didn't flood onto the sidewalks and clear around several street corners, as they did last year..
That's good news for Salman Alotaibi, an 18-year-old from Kuwait, who came to visit New York to take part in the Apple line and purchase a new rose gold iPhone 6S Plus. He'd been waiting in line for three days; some others ahead of him were waiting for more than two weeks. "If you ask, 'You want to go to Disneyland or wait in an Apple line,' I will wait," he said with a big smile. In San Francisco, some people started lining up more than two days before the phone launched. But many others had no issues arriving Friday morning and quickly getting their new iPhones.