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Indian flies to Singapore to buy new iPhone for daughters

Amin Ahmed Dholiya, An Indian businessman flew all the way to Singapore and lined up for 13 hours overnight outside an Apple store to buy the latest iPhone as a wedding gift for his daughter, PTI was quoted as saying. He was the first in the queue outside the Apple store on Orchard Road.

Amin Ahmed Dholiya
Amin Ahmed Dholiya (right). Photo courtesy: Twitter

Dholiya, 43, arrived around 7 pm on Thursday last week to get his hands on the iPhone 8 Plus, which hit the shelves on Friday in the island nation, reported The Straits Times.

“I will buy two (phones), one for my other daughter (as well). This is my first-time queueing overnight for something. I am feeling good now but it will be hard to stand all night,” he was quoted as saying on Thursday.

When the store opened at 8 am yesterday, there were some 200 people, including many foreigners in the queue. Dholiya returned home on Saturday night, according to the Singapore daily.

iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 Plus. Photo courtesy: Youtube

The new iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus were the first major products launched at the store since it opened in May.

Apple had on September 12 unveiled the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. Singapore consumers will generally prefer to get the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus at a subsidised price with a telco contract.

Many customers from the three Singapore telcos avoided queuing for too long as they could book time slots to collect their new iPhones elsewhere.

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