So, it turns out there were a lot of people REALLY wanting the iPhone 6 today, as there were queues all over the world, full of Apple fans hoping to be the first to get their hands on the new Apple phone.
Of course, Twitter was on hand, as always, to mock the whole idea of queuing hours (especially considering last night’s storms) just for a phone. A PHONE! And users took delight in everything about it, including the first person to get the phone who immediately dropped it! So, we’ve picked our favourite tweets, from people who just don’t understand why anyone would queue for a phone, especially one that you could’ve pre-ordered online.
Getting up early isn’t acceptable…
I don’t understand why you’d queue up at silly o’clock in the morning just for the iPhone 6..
— #MrsBeauchamp (@_ifyouseekatie) September 19, 2014
And some people have other things to do.
Why would anyone queue up for a mobile phone? You Definitely need to get out more if the iPhone 6 tops your priority list today.
— Jack Roberts (@jack_robo1) September 19, 2014
12 blocks seems silly…
Just heard the iPhone 6 queue in NYC is stretching for 12 blocks. I mean. No. — april hogan (@aprilhogan) September 19, 2014
10 years seems excessive…
Want the iPhone 6 but gonna wait because I cba to wait 10 years in a queue — Dolla $ign (@Ramo112) September 19, 2014
It’s just a phone guys.
Book signing? No. Famous visitors? No. Queue for an iPhone 6? Could be….! P.S. not in said queue. pic.twitter.com/IdWQ1Bs5hx
— Lorelei Gibb (@SirenS0) September 19, 2014
Wouldn’t you rather queue for a drink?
If you spend more than 5 minss queuing for a phone, it’s time to come to the bar, grab a drink & look at your life! http://t.co/fQosDV1vRO
— Queen of Hoxton (@_QueenOfHoxton_) September 19, 2014
Women didn’t seem to care…
— The Independent (@Independent) September 19, 2014
…but this one guy clearly did…
Somebody in nyc camped 19 days for the iPhone 6. Seriously if no one else is in queue, you’re not queuing you’re homeless
— Keep Calm (@madmanu) September 19, 2014
who most likely hates this guy, who just has life sorted.
To everyone in the queue for the iPhone 6 pic.twitter.com/JswMnS9TZr
— Harrison Webb (@HarrisonWebb97) September 19, 2014
Image via Newtown Graffiti
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