Apple commends Glo on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus launch
By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria
The creative management of the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Nigeria by Globacom has attracted commendation from Apple, manufacturer of high end smartphones.
Of particular interest to Apple is the prompt and unique response to the demands of Globacom’s subscribers who thronged the Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos Gloworld in the early hours of Friday to purchase the newly launched iPhone 6 handsets.
Apple Regional Sales Manager for Africa, Mr. Paddy McManus who gave the commendation at the unveiling ceremony of iPhone 6 expressed delight at the impressive turnout of subscribers, adding that he was pleasantly shocked and surprised.
“This is a very loud move from a loud network in Lagos. I am extremely impressed. This is what usually happens all over the world when Apple is launching its products. Nigerians are really great,” Mr. McManus exclaimed.
An On Air Personality, Mr. Folajinmi Akinsola became the first Nigerian to own an authentic iPhone 6 sold by any telecommunication network in Nigeria when he purchased the phone at the Gloworld shop on Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos immediately after it was officially unveiled.
Former beauty queen, Miss Tobi Phillips kept vigil to emerge the first Nigerian female to own an authentic iPhone 6 when she paid for the phone, which she earlier pre-ordered.
Iconic Glo brand ambassadors like Flavour, NaetoC and Chee the Voice were on hand to pep up the event. Flavour and Naeto C later joined the official Apple team to present iphones to early buyers who kept vigil at the Gloworld shop to make history.
At 11am on Friday, an Asset Manager with Arthur Steven Asset Management Limited, Mr. Tunde Amolegbe sauntered into the Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island Gloworld shop to pay for his pre-ordered iPhone and thereafter got a celebrity treatment from Glo brand ambassadors Wande Coal and Waje.
Similarly, at the Gloworld shop located in the Ikeja City Mall, the Managing Director, Cita Petroleum, Otunba Thomas Ogunbangbe was the first to pay for his pre –ordered iPhone at the shop.
The story was the same in all Gloworld shops across the country where subscribers took delivery of their iPhones.