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Dublin: 17°C Tuesday 3 August 2021

Photo: Irish Apple fans queue up to get the iPhone 5

Here’s the queue outside O2 on Grafton Street at 6am this morning. Some people REALLY want that tall screen.

CALL THEM what you will (‘Apple Tarts’ is the favoured pejorative term of one Android user here in Journal Towers) but there’s no denying that Apple fans are a pretty enthusiastic bunch when it comes to product launches.

Here’s a queue of a few dozen gadget-heads outside O2′s outlet on Grafton Street this morning, awaiting its early opening so they could be among the first people in Ireland to get their hands on the latest model of the company’s mobile phone.

Having gone on sale in the UK last week – with quite a few folk travelling to Belfast to be among the first iPhone 5 owners – the phone arrives in the Republic today, allowing customers who are already tied into phone contracts to upgrade to the latest model.

Thankfully – with temperatures standing at a not-too-balmy 8°C in Dublin this morning – O2 sent some staff out with some hot drinks to keep customers in good spirits ahead of their expensive purchases.

Photo by Bob Coggins.

Read: The iPhone 5 is out today. Here’s what you need to know

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