It's currently after midnight on September 25, 2015 in Berlin, Germany, and that means that in only about eight hours, the people waiting outside the Kurfürstendamm Apple Store will be moving inside to get their hands on the latest Apple technology.
Fortunately, we have friends in fun places who are sending us pictures from the line. We probably won't see the next batch until about midnight local time, but perhaps I can update this post in the middle of the night.
The friends? Krystian Kozerawski (@mackozer) and some of the rest of the staff from MyApple.pl, the most popular Apple site in Poland. There is no official Apple Store in Poland yet -- only official Apple Resellers -- so they drove 465 km (about 289 miles) between Lodz and Berlin to get their hands on the new iPhone first thing on Friday.
Without further ado, here's a gallery of photos from Krystian of the crowd camping out at the store. It appears that there are some display kiosks being set up outside the store, a few people with tents, and at least one enterprising soul who wants €2 every time his photo is taken. As for Krystian? He's in the car sleeping now.
All photos by Krystian Kozerawski, MyApple.pl
Later... Wake up, guys!!
And another gallery -- this time, there's a sole Apple employee beginning to set up the iPhone 6s displays on the tables in the store: