iPhone 4S launch pics and unboxing
The iPhone 4S launched at midnight through both Vodafone and Telecom. We've got pictures from both events - some better than others - and an unboxing of Apple's newest phone.
At about 4:30pm yesterday afternoon I arrived Telecom's Victoria Street West store, where the company was holding a midnight launch.
There were people there at the time, and first in line was Ami Yang. She'd been there since 8:30 in the morning.
Yang said her iPhone 4 was her first iPhone. She'd been disappointed that there was no iPhone 5, but decided to pick up the 4S anyway.
Funnily enough, she was a Vodafone customer. She planned on buying her handset at full price from Telecom and sticking with the Vodafone network. When she lined up at 8:30am, it was before Vodafone had announced they were also holding a midnight launch.
Vodafone was also holding one at their Queen Street store, but no one was lined up when I cruised past at 5pm. When I popped by just before midnight, though, there were at least a hundred people lined up outside Vodafone, and there was a big red bow on the store's doors.
You'll have to excuse the quality of the images here, as they were taken on my smartphone, which doesn't have the best lens on it.
As you can see, it went all the way down the street and around the corner. Not quite as big as the iPad 2 launch at Yoobee in Newmarket earlier this year, but still quite a line.
If you're more interested in looking at our review device than reading about launches, we don't blame you. We unboxed the iPhone 4S over on our Facebook page, so check it out! You don't have to sign into Facebook or even have an account to view the images.