The First iPhone 6 Takes a Hit, Survives

A young man in Australia celebrates being the first iPhone 6 owner -- by accidentally dropping it.

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It almost looks like too perfect of a testimonial of the new iPhone 6's sturdiness to be believable as an accident. But live TV cameras caught a young man in Perth, Australia dropping his new prized new Apple smartphone as he opened the box (see video).

Young "Jack" -- first in line among hundreds who waited out at an Apple store -- recovered quickly, seeing that the screen appeared to be unbroken: "It's all good."

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus become available in the United States today, but those in Australia, with its time difference, got the jump on Apple fanboys and fangirls in the U.S.

Here's how to figure out which new iPhone, if you're headed in that direction, is for you.

This story, "The First iPhone 6 Takes a Hit, Survives" was originally published by Network World.

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