The great global iPhone 6 sit-in begins!

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Photo: Dan Benton
Getting kind of chilly out there. Photo: Dan Benton

It’s a mere 24 hours and change before Apple retail stores open their reservation system and doors to allow the hordes of adoring Apple faithful to pony up a bunch of cash for the privilege of walking out with an opening day iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

The lines are already forming, though, with hardy line sitters getting ready for the big event. This is a global phenomenon, as you can see from the images above, gleaned from Instagram and Twitter.

Berlin

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A couple of photos from Berlin here, showing the hundreds of people lining up already for Friday’s iPhone 6 launch. Sleeping on an air matress is the height of glamping, too — might as well hang out in comfort, though maybe a longer pair of pants would be a nice thing to put on. Photos: Markus Schreiber/Associated Press

Tokyo

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Honestly, what would an Apple line up be without a guy in a Steve Jobs mask? Nothing, that’s what it’d be. Photo: Yuya Shino/Reuters

New York

UpperWestSide New York

The Upper West Side Apple store has a line that stretches an entire city block along the side of the building. Photo: @alligoldberg

London

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These tents sprouted up at London’s Convent Garden store, prompting the photographer to tweet, “Consumerism gone mad! People camping outside Apple Store Covent Garden for iPhone6. Really?” Photo: @TalkUltra

Japan

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This just in – wearing a funny helmet and throwing the peace sign with an InstaWeather pro snapshot will get you noticed. Oh, yeah, and also in line a day early for the iPhone 6. Photo: @tatuya_ig

Munich, Germany

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The at the Apple Store in Munich, Germany looks pretty fun with all those party animals in sunglasses. Photo: @antoniantoniantonia

Sydney, Australia

Looks warm down there, doesn't it? Good weather to wait on that iPhone 6. Photo: @mvtap

Looks warm down there in Sydney, Australia, doesn’t it? Good weather to wait on that iPhone 6. Photo: @mvtap

SoHo, New York City

This photographer thinks these folks in the Soho district in Manhattan are #insane #crazypeople Photo: @kosuke_james This photographer thinks these folks in the Soho district in Manhattan are #insane #crazypeople Photo: @kosuke_james

5th Avenue, New York

The photographer here wonders what the world is coming at the 5th Avenue store. Photo: @lana_spb_nyc

The photographer here wonders what the world is coming to (translated by Google, at least) at the 5th Avenue store. Photo: @lana_spb_nyc

Boston

This line started Sunday, according to @BotsonTweet.

This line started Sunday, according to @BotsonTweet. We hope he snaps a picture of the line now, too.

Regent Street, London

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There are actual tents in front of the Regent Street retail store in London — got to wonder how long they’ve been “queueing.” Photo: @LandmarkAgent

What about you? Are you sitting or standing in line already? Take a picture and send it to @cultofmac from wherever you are in the world. Just tag it with #applestore and we may just use your photo above.