Standing on the banks of the River Thames with their arms outstretched, revellers oohed and ahhed as they watched the incredible display of pyrotechnics and lights through their glaring, high-resolution displays, ensuring that no pop, bang or crackle went undocumented.
“Looking through my iPhone’s 326 PPI retina display, the fireworks looked almost as real as the real ones just above my head,” said 27-year-old Londoner, Michael Hodge.
Another excited partygoer said: “I normally just stay at home and watch the fireworks on TV, but this year me and my friends decided we’d make the effort to come down and watch everything on our phones instead.”
She continued: “The atmosphere as everyone stood in silence and watched the show on their personal devices was just fantastic! At one point I Whatsapp’d my friend who was standing next to me to see whether she was enjoying it and she agreed it was the best thing she’d ever watched on her Samsung Galaxy S3! I can only imagine how awesome it would have been on a Galaxy Note 2 or an iPad Mini!
“I just can’t wait to get home and watch the whole thing again and again and again.”