Massive queue at Robina’s Apple Store for iPhone 6 release

9:30am FRI: Hundreds of Gold Coasters are continuing to queue outside the Apple store at Robina Town Centre, hoping to purchase the highly anticipated new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus.

Many spent the night in the queue, with some setting up camp as early as Thursday morning.

Apple began selling the two new devices at 8am this morning.


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1.30AM FRI: TECH-HEADS are waiting in their dozens outside Apple’s Robina store, eager to be one of the first Gold Coasters to get their hands on either the iPhone 6 or the larger iPhone 6 plus once doors open at 8am.

Witnesses reported seeing people start to line up from as early as Thursday morning.

“I actually saw four people early this morning (Thursday) outside of Apple at Robina in camp chairs and sleeping bags and was wondering what the hell they were doing. Some people are crazy,” one woman said.

By midnight Thursday, dozens of people had set up camp – some asleep in their deck chairs, others passing time with boardgames.

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But traditionally, the majority appeared to be either using their apple iPad or iPhone – many more than likely refreshing the Apple website.

It’s understood extra security was hired to keep an eye on the excited bunch throughout the night.

9.30PM THUR: DOZENS of diehard Apple fans are already queuing outside Gold Coast outlets ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated release of the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.

Eager to be the first to get their hands on one of the two new devices, iPhone fanatics have flocked to Apple’s Robina store where they’ll spend the night waiting for doors to open at the special time of 8am.

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PICTURE: Dan Gulson

Its anticipated to be the biggest iPhone launch in history, with a record four million pre-orders logged worldwide within 24 hours of pre-orders opening at 5pm last Friday – the extreme demand forcing Apple’s website to crash.

Retailers have been strictly prohibited from displaying the new product until 8am AEST.

Fans will have to wait until 2015 to get their hands on the Apple Watch.

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PICTURE: Dan Gulson