19 June, 2008
Apple Store Sydney Grand Opening
Most of you should know that I went to the grand opening of Apple Store Sydney today, and I was there with Laurent since 3.30am this morning.
Actually, I was not there for the entire hours. I came back at around 4.30am to catch up some sleeps, and back to the queue from 9.20am. 3.30am in Sydney's street during winter? Freezing cold.
Since I was one of the first 50 people in the queue, Laurent and I went into the store not long after 5pm store opening. The store was simply beautiful and amazing.
(As usual, more photos follow...)
Except the first (top) photo in this blog entry, all other photos are clickable (expands to larger photos). Just a hint: Once you clicked on a photo, you can navigate photos by using P and N keys or left arrow and right arrow keys.
Apple's official photo of Apple Store Sydney (first photo above), has clearly been manipulated. The distracting traffic light has been removed as well as some signs around. You can compare Apple's official photo with the one below (it was only a quick photo, and posted in previous blog entry):
Without further ado, there are more photos:
And the very important Apple T-shirt. The front of the T-shirt says "Store's up." The back of the T-shirt says "Apple Store, Sydney" and "19.6.08". Free for first 2500 customers. The T-shirts are the rewards for queuing outside Apple Store for 14.5hr. Well, you know Apple pilgrims ;-)
Since Laurent and I were first 50 customers to get into Apple Store Sydney, we left at around 5.35pm. (That included my first purchase at Apple Store Sydney.) There are still thousands people queuing to get in.
Overall, this is the world's second largest Apple Store (one after Regent St, London). I was there for grand opening of the first Apple Store in Australia and Southern Hemisphere, and I was one of the first 50 customers walked in.
You might wonder what I bought from Apple Store Sydney since I already have most Apple hardware I need.
All those photos were taken by the new Samsung L730. Samsung L730 is less powerful than Sony DSC H9. The reason I took Samsung L730 with me was mainly due to the compactness of it, also considering the huge number of crowds.
(To Don: We started with Ground level/floor which is the first floor in the States.)
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