A man who spent three days queuing outside an Apple store for the new iPhone X was too skint to buy one after splashing out in a casino.
The ‘unidentified’ male was had first dibs on the new release being sold at the Regent Street branch in London.
But wait, what? How’d he spend money while camping on a street for three days?
Because queuing is physical hell, those outside the shop were given wristbands which gave them an hour away from the line.
It just so happened that this man decided to spend his 60 minutes in the casino, where he allegedly lost all the money that was going towards the iPhone X, released today.
I mean, it’s a pretty stupid move to make. Talk about falling at the final hurdle.
The guy had one job: don’t use iPhone money for something else while waiting for iPhone. It’s not as if he even splashed out on something less materialistic and more necessary. He apparently went to a casino.
Thinking about it, I don’t think he deserves any new technology. Get him on the naughty step.
It’s not all bad news, though. Marco Pierre White Jr became the next first person in line and bagged himself one of the phones, despite already having one.
He told Metro:
I ended up number one in the queue! My friend didn’t have enough money so he f*cked off back home.
He overspent in the casino last night and so I ended up first.
The Friday launch of the iPhone X is making Apple its ‘biggest quarter ever’.
Apple has regained its title from Samsung as the most profitable company in the world thanks to recent earnings.
Tim Cook said on Thursday he’s feeling ‘very bullish’ about the new device and he ‘couldn’t be more excited about Apple’s future’ in a financial call transcript reported by Six Colors.
There’s always doubting Thomases out there – I’ve been hearing those for the 20 years I’ve been here. I suspect I’ll hear about them until I retire. I don’t really listen to that too much.
Over in Hong Kong, grey market sellers are already making profit from the phone
A dozen or so card tables and Styrofoam boxes have been set up down Argyle Street Mong Kok, which is one of the city’s most populated shopping areas.
As TechRadar revealed, iPhone sales were already going through the roof prior to the iPhone X going on sale.
Apple sold 46.7 million iPhone devices in the last three months. That’s up 14% in phones sold from the quarter previous and 3% from the same time last year.
Apple’s overall revenue for the fourth quarter was $52.6 billion.