From Steve Jobs costumes to Batman: What the launch of the iPhone 6 looked like worldwide
onSeptember 19, 2014
During an Apple product launch, you can expect two things: insanely long lines and then photos of jubilation as the first people emerge with the cradle of civilization — err, an iPhone — wrapped neatly in a white box and tucked in a white drawstring bag. People go to desperate lengths to become the first in line and get that prized image; one guy even flew from California to Australia to be the first person in the world to receive an iPhone 6.
We assembled a montage of the best scenes from around the globe, which featured appearances from a costumed Steve Jobs to the actual Tom Cook.
From Apple’s home base in Palo Alto:
Patrick Tuntland holds up his new iPhone 6 as he leaves an Apple Store in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Tim Cook made an appearance:
Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) cheers with Apple Store employees before opening the store to sell the new iPhone 6 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Down the coast in Pasadena, California:
Eric Huerta waves as he comes out of the Apple store in Pasadena, California with his new iPhone 6. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
In Miami, Florida:
A customer shows off his newly purchased iPhone 6 on September 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)
Outside the U.S., though, the celebrations got a little more boisterous.
Jamael Ahmed jumps in the air as he leaves the store after being the first to purchase the iPhone 6 at Apple Covent Gardens launch in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Apple Fan Sylvain from Paris holds up the first iPhone 6’s purchased at the Apple store Opera in Paris, France. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
In Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district, people dressed up to receive the blessing of a new iPhone:
Customers display their iPhone 6 handsets at an Apple store in the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Costumed Apple fans show off their new handsets. (Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty images)
A fake Steve Jobs waits in line with other costumed patrons to purchase a new iPhone at the Apple Omotesando store in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Don’t worry, the fake Steve Jobs did get one in the end. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Over in Sydney, Australia, it wasn’t an Aussie who picked up the first iPhone 6 in the world, but instead a man who had flown from California:
The first buyer of an iPhone 6, David Rahimi from California (C), displays his new purchases as he comes out of the Apple flagship store in Sydney. (Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
But the only person not smiling after getting their iPhone would be this guy in Perth, Australia. Watch as he also becomes the first person to drop their new iPhone 6: