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People are already queuing up for the iPhone 6

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iPhone 6 campers

Apple's forthcoming smartphone revamp, the iPhone 6, won't be announced for another five days, but that hasn't stopped a group of dedicated fans from setting up camp outside the flagship Apple store.

The above picture was taken outside the New York Apple Store by CNBC. It shows four happy campers waiting out for the supposed (okay, nailed-on) launch of the iPhone 6.

The two to the right are Brian Ceballo and Joseph Cruz. They've been in the queue since Sunday in a bid to break the 18-day record for waiting for an iPhone.

Ceballo and Cruz actually sold their place at the very front of the queue to Jason and Moon Ray, the other two in the picture, for $1,250 a piece.

If you think all four are doing this in the name of fandom, however, you'd be mistaken. Or at least, you wouldn't be entirely right.

Ceballo and Cruz are being sponsored by a second hand phone company - hence the bright blue t-shirts - which means that all of the duo's food for the estimated 20 days in which they'll be queuing up will be paid for, as well as their iPhone 6 handsets themselves.

The Rays, meanwhile, are flogging a forthcoming iPhone health app.

All in all, it's pretty easy money or advertising - provided you don't mind waiting on a breezy New York street for upwards of two weeks.

Apple is expected to launch two iPhone 6 handsets and a new range of wearable devices, known informally as iWatch, at a September 9 event in California.

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Jmac

September 4, 2014, 8:12 am

Must be nice to have that much free time, but I can think of a hundred better ways to spend it.

Remmy

September 4, 2014, 12:39 pm

Good grief............................

Guest

September 4, 2014, 4:07 pm

Apple devices are a massive comfort blanket, these people need to belong.

Brian Cummings

September 6, 2014, 3:15 am

Even if you paid me i wouldn't camp out for 2 weeks these people are fucking Stupid. I guess they are going to use half of that money to buy their New Phones i guess it sounds logic if you don't have a life.What are they going to do when they run out of money paying off their outrageous Monthly plans if they don't have jobs?

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