This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 15 °C Monday 13 July, 2020

The wait is over: Apple fans sleep out and queue to get their hands on new iPhones

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are being released today.


Japan Apple iPhone A man cleans a window of Apple shop before opening in Tokyo. Source: Koji Sasahara/PA Images

TODAY IS THE day that sees some of Apple’s most committed fans showing their allegiance.

The latest devices, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, are being released across the world with queues forming for a number of days in some places.

The best prepared customers across Australia, New Zealand and Asia are among those who’ve already got their hands on the latest device.

One ‘person’ lining-up  drew particular attention in Sydney when they used their own self-assembled ‘robot’ to keep their place in the line.

Lucy Kelly’s creation has a tablet attached to a long pole on wheels that can be controlled remotely. It lets her communicate with others waiting in the queue and has even been interviewed by curious reporters.

Australia Apple iPhone 6S Release Lucy an Atomic 212 Robot with an image of owner on Facetime. Source: AP/Press Association Images

The 6S includes the 4.7-inch (about 12-centimeter) display of its predecessor and the 6S Plus — one of the more popular handsets in the “phablet category” — has a 5.5-inch screen.

But the devices have more powerful processors that allow for improved graphics, and a new aluminum body.

Apple iPhone Australia Victor Epiphanio, left, from Brazil, holds a boomerang while he waits outside the Sydney Apple Stor. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Australia iPhone Kuah Lin Li, of Thailand, sleeps under an umbrella on the street outside the Sydney Apple Store. Source: AP/Press Association Images

The iPhone 6S features a new “3D Touch” feature that allows users to differentiate between a light touch and a harder tap, with the phone reacting differently to each.

It also includes high-resolution 4K video shooting.

Japan Apple iPhone Customers after purchasing the new iPhone in Tokyo. Source: Koji Sasahara/PA Images

Australia iPhone More than 50 people brave adverse weather in Australia. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Apple have predicted that they will sell more than 10 million of the new iPhones in the first weekend of sales.

Read: Apple has announced two new iPhones >

Read: Apple has finally revealed exactly how much its watches will cost in Ireland >

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Rónán Duffy

Read next: