Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit the stores on Friday, September 19. And Australia was one of the first countries to kick off the sale due to time zone. Eager fans have lined up outside Apple Stores around the world to get their hands on the new devices. Some were crazy enough to queue up for weeks. In an embarrassing moments, one of the first proud owners of the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia dropped the new gadget on the floor, right out of the box.
Panicked Cooksey drops the iPhone 6
Australian broadcaster Today Perth News interviewed Jack Cooksey, the first person to purchase iPhone 6 from Apple’s flagship store in Perth. Cooksey was so excited, and panicked, to show off his new gadget that he sent the phone crashing to the floor. It was captured live on camera (check out the video). Cooksey said he dropped it “in a panic to get it open.”
Fortunately for Jack Cooksey, it was covered in plastic, so the phone was fine. Mr Cooksey had pre-ordered it online. So, he walked past the line of over 200 customers outside Apple Store in Perth to pick it up. He was the first person to get the device in Perth. Wonder who was the first person in the world to buy an iPhone 6?
Who is the world’s first buyer of the iPhone 6?
The crown officially went to tech blogger David Rahimi and his girlfriend Jasmine Juan. They pre-ordered the phone last week, and flew in from California to get the iPhone 6, reports Forbes. Fans in the UK also lined up for the new device. According to a survey conducted by Protect Your Bubble, 41% Brits were interested in the iPhone 6 Plus, 20% wanted the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the remaining 29% wanted both handsets.
David Rahimi, the world’s first buyer of the iPhone 6, released a drop-test video. He filmed it right after buying the handsets in Sydney. When dropped on their sides and screens, both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shattered on impact. The screen almost came away from the chassis. But both phones worked pretty well despite the cracked screen.