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Dedicated Apple fans 'love' new iPhone 5S

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Loving the iPhone 5s. Can finally use my finger for something useful #iphone5s #fingerprintid #apple

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Family spend £2,000 on four new iPhones

The new Apple iPhone 5S is displayed. Credit: Kay Nietfeld/DPA/Press Association Images

Brother and sister Olly and Charlotte McIlroy, from Bexleyheath, spent more than £2,000 on four handsets for their family.

The pair were drawn to the 5S Touch ID technology which allows users to unlock their phone with the touch of a finger.

The queue snaked around a packed Regent's Park, with several people carrying tents and energy drinks as they made their way towards the store from 8am.

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Teen celebrates new iPhone after camping for four days

Customers have been camped outside the Apple store on Regent Street since Monday. Credit: PA Wire

A teenager was the first through the doors at Apple's London flagship store on Regent Street to buy the latest iPhone.

Noah Green, 17, who has been camped out since 4pm on Monday, emerged from the store 20 minutes after the doors opened to rapturous applause.

Noah, clutching a limited edition gold device, said: "It's the best feeling in the world. I'm the first in the United Kingdom and I have the best phone."

He said he turned down offers of up to £5,000 for his prime spot in the queue, saying he would only consider giving up his place for £10,000.

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Fans queueing for three days to buy new iPhones

Customers camp outside the Apple store on Regent Street, central London.

Fans who have been queuing for up to three days will finally be able to get their hands on the new iPhone when it goes on sale later this morning.

Some began queuing as early as Monday evening to buy Apple's latest model, the futuristic 5S handset which is equipped with a fingerprint scanner.

The device, which comes in gold, silver or "space" grey, is expected to fly off the shelves but it is unclear whether the colourful 5C will have the same reception.

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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.

Read: Apple unveils iPhone 5S and 'budget' iPhone 5C

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.

Read: Apple launches new iOS 7

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.

'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.

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iPhone mania begins. There's already a person in a tent camped outside the Apple Store on Regent Street.

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So there appears to be a guy camped outside Regent Street Apple store, he must be waiting for the iPhone launch #OhDear

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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