The new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale across the country on Friday, Sept. 19.
Hundreds of people braved long lines that wrapped for blocks outside Apple stores across the Bay Area including the Palo Alto location where Apple fans camped in front of the night before the release. Some fans set up camp days in advance to be among the first few to purchase the new and large-screen smartphones.
The excitement level was amped up when customers waiting in Palo Alto were greeted by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who stopped to talk to customers and pose for selfies.
Cook took to Twitter to tweet a photo with the caption, "Thanks to all the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners around the world! Had a great visit to our Palo Alto stores."
To view a social media collection of the iPhone 6 release, visit the Palo Alto Weekly's Storify.