By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
July 13, 2009

The still photos of the iPhone 3GS debut in Singapore Friday (see here) don’t quite do justice to the magnitude of the event.

To get a better feel for what it was like to be there that night, check out the video pasted below. It was shot by customer No. 10 — a student named Satya — with his new phone as he walked back through lines that seem to go on forever.

SingTel, Apple’s (AAPL) local carrier, estimated that 1,500 to 2,000 people would turn out that night. Satya, who shot his video two hours before closing time, put the number at closer to 3,000.

Thanks to reader Don from Palo Alto for the tip.

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