By Sarah Kingsbury on Mon, 09/23/2013
On Friday, Sept. 20, record numbers of people lined up all over the world to get their hands on the new iPhone 5s and 5c. According to Tech Crunch the line at Apple’s flagship NYC store was 83 percent longer at 8 a.m. on Friday morning than it was at the same time during the iPhone 5 launch. Similar scenes played out in all the major cities. Fortune posted a roundup of YouTube videos documenting the impressive crowds:
"The banner on the page displayed only 5c, which I thought was odd, so I searched for 5s. Results came up." The site allowed Poe to place the order and schedule a pick up. "I got to the store and went to the mobile section. They asked why I came and told them I ordered online. They asked my name and immediately knew my last name. The manager or greeter said, 'Well you slipped through a glitch. Someone at corporate flipped the wrong switch and probably is getting fired for the mistake. However we are honoring your order.' ... 45 minutes later I had my brother's phone activated."