PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — It’s the day Apple (AAPL) groupies have been waiting for. On Friday, the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale across the country.
Hundreds of people were wrapped for blocks outside the Apple store on Market Street in San Francisco overnight, braving long lines in camping chairs and tents, all for a chance to be among the first few to buy the new smartphones.READ MORE: Flash Flood Watches Issued As Storm Aims at Fire-Scarred Northern California
The excitement level was especially high in Silicon Valley where some enthusiasts like Todd Young of Fremont camped out for days in front of the Apple Store in Palo Alto.
Young told KCBS’ Mike Colgan that he’s been there since Tuesday at 1 p.m.
“I personally feel that it’s worth it,” he said. “Apple makes great products. We’ve been having, really, a lot of fun. I’ve been camping out with my friends, family so I’ve never been bored any minute. I’m having a great time.”
Many fans waiting in Palo Alto were surprised to see Apple CEO Tim Cook opening the store doors at 8 a.m.
KPIX 5 Reporter Kiet Do managed to snap a selfie with Apple’s head honcho.
In the end, Patrick Tuntland from Norway was the first person to buy an iPhone 6 at the Palo Alto store.READ MORE: Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Rattles East Bay Near Hercules