The iPhone 6 and its larger brother, the iPhone 6 Plus, officially went on sale this morning. There are plenty of tweets about it. Some media are eve reporting that some fans refused to go on camera because they called into work.
Crazed fans wait for the iPhone 6
Needless to say, if you called into work today, it’s probably not much of a secret that you went to stand in line for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Unfortunately, those who arrived to the long line late may end up disappointed. Here’s a look at just one of the long lines outside one of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) retail stores:
— 12News (@12News) September 19, 2014
BGR offers some tips for those who remain focused on getting their iPhone 6 today. No one should expect the process to be slow or easy. Waiting is the name of the game. Apple retail stores are the best option in terms of inventory. However, they’re also the most crowded. At 6 a.m. this morning, Apple’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York was already more than 10 city blocks long.
Small carrier stores will have smaller crowds but also lower inventory levels. BGR suggests that mid-sized carrier stores or Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) may be second after Apple stores in terms of likelihood that they’ll have enough iPhone 6s in stock.
Malls and shopping centers may be the best options among these. It’s not a bad idea to call ahead either, although it’s likely that you’ll be stuck on hold for quite some time, and there’s always a good chance that the stock will be gone before you get there.
Also it seems highly unlikely that the larger iPhone 6 Plus will be found anywhere, so if you do happen to see it somewhere, you’re unbelievably lucky. Supply constraints on the 5.7-inch iPhone appear to be very severe. Tweeting about the iPhone 6 experience And for purely entertainment purposes, it’s worth a check of all the tweets about waiting for the iPhone 6.
The long line for #iPhone6 at 5th Ave is not made of super fans. It’s a circus of media hogs, resellers & visitors that can’t get it at home
— Bridget Carey (@BridgetCarey) September 19, 2014
— New York Observer (@NewYorkObserver) September 19, 2014
— KTVU (@KTVU) September 19, 2014
In the day and age of pre-orders, I don’t understand why people would line up days in advance to buy a new iPhone. ya’ll need jobs #iPhone6
— The Stevenson James (@SwaggaLikeSteve) September 19, 2014
And the iPhone 6 itself apparently isn’t the only thing that was a hot commodity this morning. This is one smart kid:
I applaud the entrepreneurial spirit of the kid who stood in line since last night, and just sold his #8 spot in line for $400 #iPhone6
— Lou Mongello (@loumongello) September 19, 2014