Video: Lines around the world for Apple’s iPhone 6 (Friday update)

September 19, 2014, 2:39 AM UTC

Like swallows to Capistrano, resellers, publicity seekers and early adopters must needs flock to the nearest Apple Store when a new iPhone is about to be released.

There were line sitters camped outside Manhattan’s Fifth Ave store last week even before the iPhone 6 was unveiled. By Thursday night — 12 hours before the doors on the big glass cube were scheduled to open — the ragged queue stretched across three city blocks.

Update: Friday morning countdowns and a dropped iPhone 6, via YouTube.

Tokyo:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/Z-Zy9TA48OY]

Sydney, Australia:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/I5Onavy5exQ]

Berlin, first out the store with iPhones:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/alFCAN3PQlc]

Dropped: First iPhone 6 sold in Perth.

[youtube=http://youtu.be/7lhXOgJ8ahA]

Below: Queues around the world, 10 p.m. ET Thursday.

Hong Kong:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/KRaNcLeC7X4]

Tokyo:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/RlYlc_WlRXM]

Chadstone, Australia:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/2-ibJPrMwZc]

Berlin:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/cOVJBO-qLfA]

Paris (Louvre):

[youtube=http://youtu.be/QKinoLVfAeg]

Paris (Opera):

[youtube=http://youtu.be/cTOOuuisFiU]

Covent Garden, London:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/EbJea2WP4xU]

Regent Street, London:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/OLYudWAMjE8]

Liverpool:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/LIfRVvMJ3EA]

New York City:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/VToyZo1SalE]

Ingleside Mall, Holyoke, MA (where I am)

[youtube=http://youtu.be/83W12uzkiTc]

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