Opening Day for Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Around the World

The scene at Apple Stores from Manhattan to Berlin to China as buyers snap up new smartphones

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Apple’s launch of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus led to the usual hysteria and long lines at Apple Stores around the world. Reuters was there to capture the action.

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Customers wait in line on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus outside the Apple store at Grand Central Terminal in New York.

 

 

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Local resident Andreas Gibson high-fives employees after being the first to exit the Fifth Avenue store after purchasing an iPhone 6 on the first day of sales in Manhattan on Sept. 19.

 

 

 

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Michele Mattana of Sardinia, Italy, poses with an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6 on the first day of sales at the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan.

 

 

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Apple employees prepare the newly released iPhone 6 for sale at the Apple store in Berlin.

 

 

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A man poses for a photo after buying the newly released iPhone 6 at the Apple store in Berlin.

 

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A woman reacts as she takes a photograph on an iPhone 6 Plus after it went on sale at the Apple store in Sydney. Hundreds of customers waited in lines outside the store on the first day the new iPhone became available.

 

 

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A man (L) who has just bought an iPhone 6 from an Apple store, resells the newly released smartphone to another man outside the store in Hong Kong. According to the people buying the phones outside the store, they are planning to sell their newly purchased phones in mainland China.

 

 

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A man (R) counts banknotes to purchase the newly released iPhone 6, outside an Apple store in Hong Kong.

 

 

 

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A man shows his iPhone 6 as he walks out from the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district.

 

 

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A man wearing a replica of an iPhone 6 Plus model on his head yawns while waiting for the release of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, in front of the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district.

 

 

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A man wearing a mask depicting Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs holds up a cardboard cut-out of Apple's new iPhone 6, as he walks into the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district.

 

 

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Not everyone was happy about the new phones. Protesters from the Students & Scholars movement hang a banner to demonstrate against what they see as issues in the labour practices adopted by some component suppliers used by Apple outside an Apple Store in Hong Kong as Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones are officially released in the territory on Friday.

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