Hundreds queue through night for new iPhone

Hundreds of people have queued through the night to be the first to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 which goes on sale today.

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Joan Rivers 'Facebooks from the grave' about new iPhone

Comedian Joan Rivers seemed to promote the new iPhone 6 from the grave today after posts appeared on her official Facebook and Instagram accounts, TMZ reported.

The post appeared on Rivers' Facebook and Instagram pages for a brief period this morning before they were removed.

TMZ suggests the posts were the result of a "pre-negotiated deal" with Apple and before her death she had scheduled them to publish on the iPhone's launch day.

Celebrities catch iPhone 6 fever

Bronson star Tom Hardy and fiancee Charlotte Riley are shown the new iPhone 6 at Apple's Regent Street store. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Actors Tom Hardy and his fiancee, actress Charlotte Riley, along with Mamma Mia! star Dominic Cooper and Doctor Who's Jenna Coleman were among the thousands who picked up the new iPhone 6 today at Apple's Regent Street store in London.

Reports suggested that some 5,000 people queued outside the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, while outlets in the 10 countries were the device went on sale today were all busy with early adopters. Last week Apple reported a record four million pre-orders for the iPhone 6.

Most technology writers have praised the new smartphone. Stuart Miles, founder of gadget website Pocket-lint, said: "Ultimately the two new iPhones will be very successful because while Apple doesn't deliver new tech it delivers it in such a way that consumers want without getting bogged down with tech specs.

"Apple's attention to detail has a huge knock-on effect in making other manufacturers continually up their game."

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Men are first in line for the new iPhone 6

Apple fans - almost all men - queue outside its Covent Garden store to buy the new iPhone 6, which went on sale today. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

A picture of Apple fans queuing outside the technology giant's Covent Garden store today waiting to buy the new iPhone 6 has sparked an unexpected online row.

The Independent's report is headlined "There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue", but Rhiannon Williams, the Telegraph's technology reporter, says that claim is "untrue".

She tweeted:

The story does acknowledge that there were some women in the queue, but it is certainly difficult - if not impossible - to see any in the picture above.

Meanwhile, a survey of 750 women and 1,250 men has claimed that women are more avid smartphone users than men, with 18% of women checking their devices at least once an hour, compared with 13% of men.

He's got the iPhone 6, now it's time for a selfie

Sam Sheikh (left) and Jameel Ahmed are the first iPhone 6 customers at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The first person to buy a new iPhone 6 in London said his first priority with the new phone would be taking a selfie.

Jameel Ahmed, 26, and his friend Sam Sheikh, 27, were the first two technology fans through the doors of the Apple store in Covent Garden to buy the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.

Mr Ahmed said he was "really excited", adding: "I'd like to open it and take my selfie. It's a challenge with my friends that I'll have the iPhone first."

The iPhone 6, with a 4.7 inch screen, and the 6 Plus with 5.5 inch display, went on sale in nine countries and the UK today.

EE said that customers who pre-ordered handsets through Phones 4u, which went bust on Sunday, would still be able to get them in its stores if they had their receipts.

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Hundreds queue for new iPhone

Arndale Centre Credit: MEN Syndication

Hundreds of gadget fanatics have queued through the night in Manchester’s Arndale Centre to get their hands on the new iPhone 6.

The Manchester Evening News report the first die-hard customer arrived 18 HOURS before the doors opened at the Apple Store in the shopping complex. Some punters even ordered pizzas to their place in the line, for breakfast. The new handsets go on sale at 8am.

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