The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may have been available to buy for a week now in the U.S. and other primary markets, but it’s still a hot enough ticket that it’s causing major lines this weekend, as eager shoppers try to grab Apple’s next-gen handsets.
In various cities around the world, a constant queue could be seen for much of the weekend, with many customers having to wait well over an hour.
The situation was even more pronounced in the secondary Apple markets, which only received the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at the end of last week. In places like Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, long lines were in full effect. Meanwhile, around 600 people lined up outside Amsterdam’s Apple Store, while 400 customers were at the Barcelona store.
In Taiwan, Apple fans were queuing up to 35 hours to get their hands on the devices.
Given that the first-weekend iPhone hit a record-smashing 10 million-plus it will be interesting to see the first week’s cumulative sales tally. That’s a number we should get early this week.
Apple has said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be available in 115 countries by the end of 2015.
Below are a smattering of the tweets we picked up about iPhone 6 weekend No. 2. What were the queues like in your neck of the woods?
Was at the Apple Store today. Amazed to see there’s STILL a humongous queue to buy the iPhone 6!
— Liam Branaghan (@liambr101) September 28, 2014
Covent Garden Apple Store on Friday still had consistent queue for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus – first week’s sales figures will be fascinating
— David Terrar (@DT) September 28, 2014
In the queue for my iPhone 6 so long! pic.twitter.com/k8w6wwBelu
— Dane Truscott (@DaneTruscott) September 26, 2014
— China.org.cn (@chinaorgcn) September 26, 2014