During an Apple product launch, you can expect two things: insanely long lines and then photos of jubilation as the first people emerge with the cradle of civilization — err, an iPhone — wrapped neatly in a white box and tucked in a white drawstring bag. People go to desperate lengths to become the first in line and get that prized image; one guy even flew from California to Australia to be the first person in the world to receive an iPhone 6.
We assembled a montage of the best scenes from around the globe, which featured appearances from a costumed Steve Jobs to the actual Tom Cook.
From Apple’s home base in Palo Alto:
Tim Cook made an appearance:
Down the coast in Pasadena, California:
In Miami, Florida:
Outside the U.S., though, the celebrations got a little more boisterous.
In Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district, people dressed up to receive the blessing of a new iPhone:
Over in Sydney, Australia, it wasn’t an Aussie who picked up the first iPhone 6 in the world, but instead a man who had flown from California:
But the only person not smiling after getting their iPhone would be this guy in Perth, Australia. Watch as he also becomes the first person to drop their new iPhone 6: