“Oh, happy iPhone 6 Day,” my coworker said this morning. Joking as he was, the way it rolled off the tongue was eerily comfortable. Today is, of course, the day Apple is releasing its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to lines of diehard Apple fans, camped out in front of their stores around the world.
Casey Neistat’s team has been documenting it via Snapchat (@caseyneistat and @annalora), some tech blogs have already released notoriously economically insensitive “smash tests” of the phone, and apparently one poor soul immediately dropped his iPhone 6 in the UK this morning. Even a Saudi Arabian family demanded a dowry of an iPhone 6 to give a bride away this week. Ridiculous, but are you really surprised? Didn’t think so.
So as it is “iPhone 6 Day,” below we’ve compiled some of the best documentation of the first world reveling in consumer technology greed. Enjoy.
World’s First iPhone 6 Owner Immediately Drops It [VIDEO] http://t.co/XdRI2epGkj #iPhone6 pic.twitter.com/fBbEeB7lxM
— The Poke (@ThePoke) September 19, 2014
Now that’s a big phone… #iphone6 #apple #iphone6plus #doessizematter? #justsaying pic.twitter.com/cPMBKrh5rL — Consumer Reports (@ConsumerReports) September 19, 2014
This guy’s happy. Andreas Gibson was first to leave Apple’s 5th Ave store with the #iPhone6: http://t.co/qLh0w7uArY pic.twitter.com/vX0hUcgmnK — CNBC (@CNBC) September 19, 2014
Wild guess: 95% of the #iPhone6‘s purchased by the first line sitters I saw will be on a plane to China this morning. pic.twitter.com/CpSR6eJemm — John C Abell (@johncabell) September 19, 2014
First. #iphone6 # 5thave pic.twitter.com/cvxxyWCSf1 — TUAW (@TUAW) September 19, 2014
Cheering commences #iphone6 pic.twitter.com/NAndClh8gz — TUAW (@TUAW) September 19, 2014
Big day for these bigger phones! #iPhone6 #iPhone6Plus launch at 8 AM local time! pic.twitter.com/lVShatpJOX — Rich DeMuro (@richdemuro) September 19, 2014
People already camped out for the #iphone6 in Russellville, AR. Photo by Will Huff. pic.twitter.com/ysT57Fupxa
— Greg Dee (@GregDeeWeather) September 19, 2014
OMG covent garden! (photo stolen from someone else on Twitter I now can’t find and credit). #iphone6. pic.twitter.com/MtPrLJ46e0
— David James Lennon (@cowboystyle) September 19, 2014
The #iPhone6 global launch in pictures http://t.co/3LRUMcqxA0 via @HuffPostUKTech pic.twitter.com/orPfQ7fL08 — HuffPostUK Pictures (@HuffPostUKPics) September 19, 2014
This chap has the new #iPhone6 – think he’s happy about it? http://t.co/JnuqywUgF5 pic.twitter.com/ptQwTuIZiK — HuffPostUK Pictures (@HuffPostUKPics) September 19, 2014
MT: Queue for iPhone 6 launch day at Ginza, Tokyo = http://t.co/F4EPW1qfy9 via @Techinasia @GaijinPot pic.twitter.com/SKhOPnzgXE
— Japan Travel Mate (@japantravelmate) September 19, 2014