The new iPhone 14 came out last Friday, and one guy in India couldn’t wait. I mean he literally refused to. His name is Dheeraj Palliyil. He’s an early adopter, someone who likes to get the newest tech RIGHT when it comes out.
So last week, he flew 1,800 miles from southern India to Dubai, just to get the new iPhone a few HOURS before he could have gotten it if he’d stayed home. (1,800 miles is like flying from Indianapolis to L.A.)
He spent $1,600 on the phone itself, and another $500 on plane tickets, all to get the iPhone 14 when he already had the iPhone 13 in his pocket.
This isn’t the first time he’s done it. He also flew to Dubai to get the newest iPhone in 2017, 2019, and 2021. But each of those times, the new model wasn’t hitting India until 10 to 15 DAYS later.
He only got it a few hours early this time but says it was still worth it. He loves the thrill of lining up outside the Apple store and being one of the first people to get their hands on it.
(Here’s a photo.)