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iPhone 6 launch: Fans queue up across the world

The sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus began in full swing in many countries today. The devices hit retail stores in Australia, US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Si

Launch Of The iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

The sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus began in full swing in many countries today. The devices hit retail stores in Australia, US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Singapore. Lines were shaping up outside all Apple Stores in these countries and the mood was beginning to turn feverish. The gates opened at 8:00AM in all countries and loyalists finally got to get personal with the two devices. Here are some insane photos of fans around the world lining up for launch day.

Each country had their elated first customers who got their two seconds of fame for being so patient. David Rahimi travelled from California to the Sydney Apple Store to become the first guy in the world to purchase the iPhone 6. Many celebrities were also seen buying the device.

Australian buyers were the first to get their hands on the iPhones because of the time zone, which is several hours ahead of the US and other parts of the world. Jack Cooksey was the first guy to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, and in his apparent excitement accidentally dropped his iPhone. The following photos showcase the frenzy outside the Apple Store in Sydney.
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David Rahimi travelled from California to the Sydney Apple store to be the first in the world to get his hands on the iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 Becomes Available In Australia

Meanwhile, Paris fans formed queues in front of the Apple Store Opera.
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Apple fan Sylvain from Paris holds up the first iPhone 6’s purchased at the Apple store Opera.
Apple's I Phone  : Launch at Apple Opera Store In Paris

London also witnessed the same love for the Apple devices. Crowds gathered ahead of the launch at the Apple store Covent Garden.
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Jamael Ahmed jumps in the air as he leaves the store after being the first to purchase the iPhone 6 in London, England.
Launch Of The iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

Irish actor Robert Sheehan gets set up with the new iPhone 6 at the Regent Street Store in London.
Launch Of The iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

Television actor Sam Claflin gets one too.
Launch Of The iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

In Germany, people were seen typing on older model of Apple’s iPhones as they waited to enter the Apple Store at 8:00AM. Hundreds of people had waited in a line that went around the block through the night in order to be among the first people to buy the new smartphone.
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The story was the same in Hong Kong too. People wait in line outside at the Apple IFC store in China.
iPhone 6 Becomes Available In Hong Kong

In Tokyo, Yuki Manno becomes the first person to purchase the device at the Apple Omotesando store.
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Many fans had lined up a day in advance. In this picture, Manuel Llanos, Paul Menendez and Maritza Corrales wait in line at Miami Beach, Florida.
Customers Line Up At Apple Stores Ahead Of iPhone 6 Sales Launch

Apple revealed that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders had set a new overnight record by garnering four million pre-orders in the first 24 hours. The iPhones are scheduled to come to India next month.

 Photo Credits: Joe Raedle, Chris McGrath, Cole Bennetts, Chesnot, Ben A. Pruchnie, Sean Gallup, Lam Yik Fei via Getty Images
  • Published Date: September 20, 2014 10:49 AM IST