Sure, the iPhone 5S isn't the latest and greatest, but that didn't stop over 11,000 people from showing up at Switch, an Apple reseller at the MyTown Shopping Mall, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In addition to the ten iPhone 5s units for $50, the store was also offering a 2011 64GB MacBook Air for $128, 24-inch iMac for $255, and a 16GB iPad Air 2 for $77. Buyers started lining up at the mall a full day before the doors opened, and the lines extended from Switch's storefront all the way into the parking lot, and even circling the entire shopping complex. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
"The retailer attempted to hand out queue tickets to the first few to arrive, but as Switch prepared to open its doors, the store quickly became overwhelmed by the massive crowd that showed up. Ahead of the event, Switch posted the price and number of units available online, though it did not deter crowds from turning back after arriving at the mall to see thousands who had lined up before them. In all, Switch had just under 200 devices available for sale for the weekend-long event," reports The Verge.