Photos: The queue for #IPhoneX at Dubai Mall will shock you

November 3, 2017 10:50 pm

IPhone enthusiasts eager to purchase its latest version flocked to Dubai Mall’s Apple Store with some having flown for four hours from their home countries.

The doors opened at 8am for the first two customers – the first online buyer and the one at the front of the queue since 2pm on Thursday. The store’s staff lined up in two rows clapping and cheering for them as they entered.

Amit Gopal, a 34 year old tax consultant from South Africa, said it was important for him to buy it first, so he can have it in time before stock runs out.
Luckily for him, he managed to reserve his spot online after a lot of refreshing and logging in and out, and had to only wait from 6am to be the first customer to walk inside, along with his wife.
“Every second year I do an upgrade to get a new iPhone. This is my first time to come to a launch, as I have just moved to the UAE and here they have the Apple Store, whereas in South Africa they only have resellers.”
“I got to walk in with people clapping and smiling – everybody was so enthusiastic; I felt like a celebrity, cameras around everyone saying ‘look at me’, it is an overwhleming feeling,” said his wife Trusha Makan.
“It is fantastic if you are a true Apple fan to come to one of their events; he is a super, super fan and I am starting to become one. When I got married to him I told people I got married to the franchise,” she added.
Qais Alhssni, 30, hasn’t slept for two nights since he flew from Oman straight to the mall.
When he arrived yesterday at 7am the queues had not yet formed, so he kept roaming around the mall until he stood in line at 7pm last night.

Below, first owners of #iPhoneX at the Dubai Mall store: Pinkesh Jaswani, first in line and Amit Gopal, first in reservation line.

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