Apple customers in China were finally able to get their hands on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Friday.
The launch in China takes places one month after the Cupertino, California-based tech giant introduced the new devices to the world, according to Bloomberg. China has seen such a high demand for the iPhones since the launch that some consumers in the country have paid black market vendors for iPhones brought over the border illegally.
Apple's store in China Central Place in eastern Beijing was met with about 150 people waiting in line outside, with staff wearing blue shirts chanting "iPhone 6" in Mandarin.
The line was made up completely of customers who pre-ordered the iPhone 6, according to Apple Insider reported. There were a few other customers who were waiting to buy the device at the store.
Previous launches of Apple's devices in China were much more intense, with rowdy customers waiting for the iPhone 4S in 2012 leading in sales stopping prematurely, and a fight taking place at the Sanlitun Apple Store over the iPad 2 in 2011, resulting in a broken glass door. However, pre-orders for the iPhone 6 helped provide a more relaxed release by giving customers designated times to pick up their iPhones on the day of their launch.
One of Friday's customers, 18-year-old student Liu Dongmin, said he upgraded to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus to watch more online videos than he could with the 4-inch iPhone 5s, Bloomberg reported.
"Bigger is cooler because I watch so many videos," Dongmin said. "It doesn't make too much sense to upgrade from the iPhone 5s to the regular 6 because there is not that much change."
China is not the only country to receive the new iPhones on Friday, as they were also made available in India and Monaco. Apple plans to release the devices in 36 more countries by the end of the month, which will make them available in 69 countries by the end of October. The goal for the company is to have the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in stores in 115 countries by the end of the year.