iPhone queues at flagship store

Apple fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the new iPhone 5S and 5C have started queuing outside the company's flagship London store, a day before the gadgets go on sale. Some have been there for days.

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Apple fans camp out for new iPhone 5S and 5C

Apple fans eagerly awaiting the release of the new iPhone 5S and 5C have already started queuing outside the company's flagship London store, a day before the gadgets go on sale.

Fans queue outside London's flagship Apple store on Regent Street ahead of the release of the new iPhone 5S and 5C. Credit: PA Wire

Apple has described the new iPhone 5S as the "most forward-thinking smartphone in the world".

It is an upgrade to the popular iPhone 5 and features an improved camera and extended battery life as well as novel features like a fingerprint reader.

Harry Barrington-Mountfield, Max Fisher and Harry Richer sit in a tent outside the Apple store. Credit: PA Wire

The introduction of the iPhone 5C marks Apple's first departure from high-end devices.

Chief executive Tim Cook promised the 5C would come with "all the great technology that customers have loved" on its previous models but at around half the price.

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'Crazy people' willing to pay £1,000 for place in queue

We are always among the first to get a new iPhone. I came down last night to be the first - this time we really wanted to be first.

It's how you really show your dedication to Apple products. As well as that, you do have the opportunity to sell your space.

I would probably sell my place in the queue for about £1,000. There are crazy people who are willing to do that.

– Gad Harari

Student offers to sell place in iPhone queue for £1,000

The first iPhone fan to queue outside the firm's store in Regent Street for the latest model says he will consider selling his spot for £1,000.

17-year-old Gad Harari is getting ready to spend his second night in a tent on the pavement as part of a four-day wait for the new 5S. The student has already refused an offer of £200 for his place in the queue, adding: "People will offer at least £500 or £600".

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