Perth, Australia is 12 hours ahead of Eastern time, which means the folks waiting in line to buy the iPhone 6 would be among the first in the world to receive Apple’s shiniest, new status symbol. And the young man at the head of that line was Jack Cooksey, who camped out overnight for the honor.
When the doors finally opened and the iPhone 6 was his, Cooksey was asked to unbox the phone on live television. While standing over concrete. While probably a little nervous at being on live TV. And clearly a little exhausted from a night of sitting outdoors waiting for someone with a “Genius” T-shirt to unlock a set of doors. In other words, it didn’t go well.
The highlight is the shrieks from the crowd. You’d think Cooksey had just dropped an infant who has holding a smaller infant who had a necklace made of Faberge eggs.
But in his defense, those Apple boxes are tough to open. You have to really get a hold of the bottom as you try and wiggle off the top.
— Claire Grantham10 (@claire_grantham) September 19, 2014
Hey @AppStore thought I would let you know the phone passed my "world famous" drop test.
— Jack (@triggywiggy) September 19, 2014