This year Christmas arrived in September for Apple lovers, as they stormed the company’s stores on Friday morning to purchase the new generation iPhone, though not everyone was able to get the model they had on their list.
The new iPhone 6 and its bigger brother the 6 Plus were received by crazy and excited almost delirious fans many of whom awoke before the sun came up or had even camped outside a store to be the first inline.
With screens that are significantly larger, the new phones by Apple help the Cupertino, California based tech giant to match its competitors such as Samsung, which for quite some time have offered mobile devices that blurred the line between a tablet and smartphone.
Thousands clogged storefronts across the country with lines wrapping around street blocks with people close to dozing off after sleeping outside.
One man in San Francisco who is a retired pharmacist has camped out waiting for his new iPhone each time since the iPhone 3 was released and succeeded in purchasing a gold 6 Plus version.
Many fans had their sights on a 6 Plus, which possesses a screen that is 5.5 inches in size that dwarfs the previous versions of iPhones.
However, supplies went fast as even some people who camped out for one night were disappointed when they found out the 6 Plus was out of stock before they had a chance to purchase one.
Fans that were at the Apple store in Palo Alto, California were visited by Tim Cook the Apple CEO who opened the store for all the waiting smartphone fans.
Apple unveiled its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus a week ago as part of a list of new products as well as services.
If the phone’s supplies do not run out, many industry analysts predict Apple could sell over 10 million new iPhones just this weekend.
Last year’s opening weekend for its iPhone 5s and 5c sold 9 million. Some analysts believe the number sold will top 12 million and could go as high as 15 million. Lines have been record lengths around the world.
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