iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch greeted by massive queues across the country

Harry Tunnecliffe
19 September, 2014
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iPhone-6-iPhone-6-Plus-apple-macworld-australiaThousands of Apple fanatics, who have waited in line for hours, even days, have finally been able to purchase their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Both Apple and carrier stores across the country have reportedly experienced the biggest-ever response to an iPhone launch from consumers.

Thanks to the international dateline, we are the first country to start selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, with some people coming from as far as Taiwan, even the US to get their hands on the new device.

Appleinsider reports that over 500 people queued outside the Chadstone Shopping Centre in Victoria, while the Sydney Morning Herald said that the line outside the Sydney Apple Store on George Street is the biggest that they have ever seen for an iPhone launch, stretching all the way back to the corner of Clarence and Market streets – that’s about 500 metres.

There are multiple reports suggesting that hundreds of people have also queued outside of various carrier stores, such as Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

 ‏Apple's Retail chief Angela Ahrendts on Twitter.

‏Apple's Retail chief Angela Ahrendts on Twitter.

 

Apart from the record-breaking queues, every report has discovered a common theme – the 6 Plus is in short supply, and mostly sold-out. So if you want the biggest of the big iPhones, you might have to wait a little longer than others.

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