Chinese in NYC queue up for Apple iPhone 6

Updated: 2014-09-20 03:00

By AMY HE in New York(China Daily USA)

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Chinese in NYC queue up for Apple iPhone 6

People on line waiting at an Apple location in New York's SoHo. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale on Friday. Amy He / China Daily

Another Apple iPhone, another wave of queuing.

The tech giant's latest product release — the iPhone 6 — drew long lines at Apple stores in Manhattan on Friday.

Many of those on line at the Soho location in lower Manhattan were Chinese. The Line for the phone wrapped around several blocks in the morning, with those waiting at the beginning of the line having been there for days.

"We waited on line for three days and two nights. We were camped out here for the last two nights," said a Chinese man, surname Lin, who did not wish to disclose his full name. Lin and his wife purchased four phones total — the maximum number allotted per person is two phones — but said he did not know what he wanted to do with them yet.

"I might sell these, or I might have relatives interested, but I'm unsure what to do yet," he said.

Another Chinese man, who declined to give his name was on the end of the line and said he expected to wait all day to get a phone.

"We're getting these for relatives in China," he told China Daily.

He Zhaohua, a 50-year-old who slept on the line last night, said that he was making a personal purchase.

"What's the point of buying more anyway? It's not like the phone isn't going to be available in China eventually," he said.

The iPhone 6 starts at $199 and the iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299, depending on the phone's storage space.