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iPhone crazy: Insane photos of lines from iPhone 6 launch day

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:51PM EST

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A sign of the times? A sign of a still-improving economy? A sign of the apocalypse? We’ll let you draw your own conclusions. All we know for certain is that Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available to purchase and thousands… tens of thousands… even hundreds of thousands of people across the country will head out this morning to battle the crowds and buy a new iPhone.

Wondering what all that chaos looks like? We’ll be updating this post all day with photos and videos that we come across. Enjoy.

SEE ALSO: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are now officially on sale – here’s where you can buy them!

Here’s a video of the line outside the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York City… that was filmed 24 hours before the iPhone 6’s release:

5th Avenue Apple Store at 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, from @josephfrancia:

Early-morning shot from CNBC’s @morgan_bren, whose estimate of 4,700 people lined up for the 5th Avenue store at around 7:00 a.m. was probably a bit overenthusiastic:

Or perhaps Brennan’s estimate wasn’t so crazy. Here’s one from ABC News’ @MeredithFrost from several blocks aways:

5th Avenue store, several blocks away, from @lilcheeseball:

More early-morning 5th Avenue-are shots from Caroline Moss of Business Insider:

5th Avenue store and the surrounding area at 7:30 a.m., from @edbaig:

A video from just before the 5th Avenue store opened, from ABC’s @rebeccajarvis:

When the 5th Ave store finally opened at 8:00 a.m., the first iPhone it sold went to this guy, from @mark_miscavage:

Here are some guys grilling hot dogs outside an Apple Store in California at 5:00 a.m., from @wr:

A portion of the 1,000 or so people who waited for the Eaton Centre Apple Store in Toronto to open, from @d_diggity3:

And a few from a driveby outside the Apple Store in Greenwich, CT, from BGR boss Jonathan Geller:

A great one from @PrinceDollars in New York:

Here’s a great video of the pre-launch line at the Regent Street Apple Store in London:

A photo from an AT&T store down in Lafayette, LA:

Here’s one from @Adorn_Ambreezzy:

And another good shot from @dinomanila:

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