So September 21st is here and all around the world, thousands of Apple fanboys got out their camping equipment and holed up for the night outside Apple stores, in the hope of being the first ones to get their hands on the iPhone 5, that went on sale today in the U.S, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
Some people had been queuing for days to be first in line for the coveted gadget and this isn’t the first time an Apple release has got the population in a state of over-excitement. This time it’s a little bit different though, it seems like there is even more fuss than usual and market experts are predicting it will be the most successful iPhone launch ever.
There were more than 2 million pre-orders within the first 24 hours that the option became available and there have been record-breaking AT&T sales! Wall Street have offered a more modest prediction, estimating that 5 or 6 million iPhones will be purchased this weekend, however Apple have estimated this number to be somewhat higher, expecting to hit the 10 million mark.
Seeing all the pictures tweeted by eager fanboys queuing in locations from all over the globe really is a spectacle, all the other rival phone companies must be watching the events as they unfold and bemoaning the fact that it is highly unlikely that they will ever recreate such fervor with the launch of a product.
(Via The Verge)