New iPhone on sale for £2k

Apple's new iPhone is being advertised for as much as £2,000 on eBay as sellers hope people will pay over the odds to get their hands on the device. Fans have been queueing outside Apple stores around the world to buy the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

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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.

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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