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A man wearing a mask depicting Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs holds up a cardboard cut-out of Apple's new iPhone 6, as he walks into the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district on Friday morning.

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Thats actually the iPhone 7 plus plus. 1 Meter version.

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After what happened in the 1980's with consumer electronics... I never though I'd see the day again where many Japanese would line up to by an American product. Yes it is made in China by Foxconn... but the engineering and Software is USA.

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Overpriced... that's all I can think of when I see Apple products.

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@danalawton1@yahoo.com

Too bad about 90% of the people lining up to buy iPhones were Chinese people who purchased multiple phones to resell back in China for 4 times the price.

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Apple is laughing all the way to the bank .

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felguard, don't you have to buy a plan with one of the Japanese providers to be able to get the phone? If so, then the Chinese can't just buy and resell as you said.

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kolohe, iPhone that goes on sale in Apple store are all unlocked version. Apple Japan just start selling unlocked phone recently, maybe that's explain why Chinese people start buying it in Japan.

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Overpriced... that's all I can think of when I see Apple products.

You only get what you pay for. I saw a guy drop his plastic Google phone at the train station the other day and it split into half a dozen pieces. I don't mind Apple haters. I actually pity them cos most of them have never used an Apple product. They just follow the rest of the sheeple and become haters of something they know nothing about.

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You only get what you pay for. I saw a guy drop his plastic Google phone at the train station the other day and it split into half a dozen pieces.

That would be the removable back and replaceable battery something apple doesn't have

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They just follow the rest of the sheeple and become haters of something they know nothing about.

@ Disillusioned: I think you need to look at the story line and the photos and then reevaluate your comments about "sheeple." Of all those people in line, I wonder how many had a good Apple phone that is still working fine, and just downloaded the iOS update and still want to drop down the yen to buy a new one.

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Gogogo you don't really need battery replaceable batteries. The life of the phone is just same as the battery. If I wanted extra juice for my phone, I'll just buy a portable power bank. It's more practical that way. I can also use the powerbank for other devices . Extra battery is just for one device. Apple built-in battery is more sensible IMO.

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After buying an iPhone 6, a man was spotted setting up camp for the next big thing...an iPhone 7.

It's a phone people...it's just a phone. Bunch of lemmings.

If Apple were smart they should branch out and start producing home appliances and cars; with new models every few months.

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Gogogo you don't really need battery replaceable batteries. The life of the phone is just same as the battery. If I wanted extra juice for my phone, I'll just buy a portable power bank. It's more practical that way. I can also use the powerbank for other devices . Extra battery is just for one device. Apple built-in battery is more sensible IMO.

If given the choice, I'd rather have an option. For people who want to use a portable power bank, they can do so. For people who'd rather replace the battery altogether instead of band-aiding with a portable power bank, they can do so too. We've had old iPhones that still work years later - but had to be recharged several times a day might as well be tied to a cord (we eventually just replaced the battery - yes there's a way even with iPhones, just harder). Not everyone needs or can get to change to the newest versions - that's planned obsolescence.

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I must be getting old but watching people line up to get a phone!!!why not just wait till the store opens.Is it going to change your life that much especailly as they probaly had the i phone 5.

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yes there's a way even with iPhones, just harder)

Thanks lostrune2. There you go gogogo! There's more reason to buy the iphone . The battery is also replaceable!

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You only get what you pay for. I saw a guy drop his plastic Google phone at the train station the other day and it split into half a dozen pieces. I don't mind Apple haters. I actually pity them cos most of them have never used an Apple product. They just follow the rest of the sheeple and become haters of something they know nothing about.

It's good to know that your iphone would have survived a fall onto the same surface from the same height at the same angle and the same speed unscathed.

But when Apple release their smartwatch, they're definitely going to have their work cut out for them. This is what a watch costing less than 10,000 yen is capable of:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f43/how-really-tough-g-shock-torture-inside-57302.html

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Yeah, but can you do that with adding extra memory? Apple charging you arm and a leg to get 64bit storage is just criminal. With most Android phone, all you have to do is get the basic memory phone, then spend fifty bucks and add the memory in anytime you need it. Can't do that with Apple. I have to admit though, not being able to open up the back cover means Apple can design their elegant looking metal case. Unfortunately though, that advantage goes away soon enough because you need to buy plastic cases to protect the screen. You're still back to plastic anyway.

If given the choice, I'd rather have an option. For people who want to use a portable power bank, they can do so. For people who'd rather replace the battery altogether instead of band-aiding with a portable power bank, they can do so too. We've had old iPhones that still work years later - but had to be recharged several times a day might as well be tied to a cord (we eventually just replaced the battery - yes there's a way even with iPhones, just harder). Not everyone needs or can get to change to the newest versions - that's planned obsolescence.

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Unfortunately though, that advantage goes away soon enough because you need to buy plastic cases to protect the screen.

I have never used a case for my iphones. The glass on my iphone 4 broke many times, but the glass on my iphone 5 didn't even break once. And I dropped them the same number of times give or take.

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Papi2013SEP. 19, 2014 - 08:18PM JST Yeah, but can you do that with adding extra memory? Apple charging you arm and a leg to get 64bit storage is just criminal. With most Android phone, all you have to do is get the basic memory phone, then spend fifty bucks and add the memory in anytime you need it. Can't do that with Apple. I have to admit though, not being able to open up the back cover means Apple can design their elegant looking metal case. Unfortunately though, that advantage goes away soon enough because you need to buy plastic cases to protect the screen. You're still back to plastic anyway.

Why do you need extra memory? It's just a hassle to keep and switch microSD cards and if you misplace it, you can say goodbye to your precious data. Apple has enough memory and has the cloud. I have never used any plastic covers with my iphone. But let me ask you this, how about the plastic Shameshug phones? Why do people cover them with plastic if it's plastic? Answer to that, because it's so horribly designed! People wants to conceal the ugliness.

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What's the big deal? If people want to spend their money on an upgraded phone let them. Did you pay for their phone? No so just let them be. I have an iPhone 5 and probably won't upgrade it for another year or so. It works great and use it daily. Apple can take something so simple and sell it to make it appear grand. Their marketing works well and it shows. You don't really see many people line up for samsung phones as compared to the simplified and more limited iPhones.

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And yet more iHate™.

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Just love that comment about a replaceable battery. It's actually pretty embarrassing that they have to sell Andud phones with an extra battery. What's the actual battery life? About 3 hours or so? I chargemy iPhone 5S three or four times a week! For every reason the iHaters give I can give you five reasons why you are wrong! Bring it on!

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Yeah... Android fans just hate the idea that people are falling for all the Apple "hype". Like they're too smart to fall for it and iPhones fans are all stupid. Come on... iPhone fans like their phones. Who's more stupid... the people that are happy with their phone and don't waste their time with others.... or a person that likes their phone but constantly derides other brands. Android fans... just leave us alone... we're dumb and happy... please don't feel like you have to educate us.

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People flaming those who 'camp' for these events are missing the point entirely. I'm not taking sides here, but I've seen numerous interviews conducted with the fans in line from all over the world and there's one common theme - it's more about coming together with like-minded people and 'getting amongst it'. Naturally, they're there for the phone, but also the company & memories. I would never entertain the thought of doing it myself, but I respect their motives behind doing it.

(That is - minus the seemingly-large percentage of resellers in line this year)

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iPhones are overrated. You can’t just give people the same thing over the years and call it innovation. Apple give you the same thing over and over again and you still but it. You still fall for it. I like how they’ll say something like “This is the best iPhone ever… It has an updated Siri, a larger screen, and an even larger screen for the 5.5 one… blah blah.” You iSheep give Apple money to the tune of 400% profits, on the higher side, for the same old design. Same old OS. Same old unveil-lings. Same old bugs. Same old metal. Same old piece of box.

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@sfjp330.... why? Why do you feel the need to educate us loyal iPhone users? Heck... I'd just leave them be and let them go on being blithering idiots and get a laugh out of it. You know what I should be thanking you... you're like the Mother Theresa of smartphone technology any you're preaching for the good of all. Thank You!

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