Eager Apple fans in California were yesterday treated to a surprise as CEO Tim Cook was spotted in a local Apple to celebrate the release of the iPhone 6.
With both the iPhone 6 and larger, iPhone 6 Plus having been made available for purchase yesterday, September 19, large crowds queued up outside Apple stores around the world.
Those snapping up their new handset from Apple’s Paulo Alto store were rewarded with more than a new phone.
Cook has been spotted in the Paulo Alto Apple store on previous occasions, with yesterday’s iPhone launch seeing Steve Jobs’ replacement meet store staff and talk with early smartphone adopters.
Those meeting Cook had a better iPhone 6 launch experience than Jack Cooksey, the world’s first iPhone 6 owner.
Cooksey, who having bought the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new iPhone while talking with local media.
The iPhone 6 has already proven a consumer success. Prior to the phone’s in-store release Apple confirmed more than 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models had been pre-ordered.
Featuring near identical internals, while the iPhone 6 boasts a 4.7-inch display the 6 Plus is Apple’s first foray into ‘phablet’ territory. The larger phone runs a 5.5-inch panel.