Australians are the first to get the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Australians are the first to get the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus
The Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus have officially launched. Australia is the first country where retailers passed out the new handsets to those who had pre-ordered the phones. At 8:01am local time, the door to the Apple Store on George Street in Sydney opened with 1200 people waiting on line outside. On Thursday, we told you not to get your hopes up too high if it is the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus that you're pining for.

With four million units pre-ordered, a new record for the iPhone, and double the amount that pre-ordered the Apple iPhone 5, expectations are high for the two new models. The number to beat for the opening weekend of the launch is 9 million. That is how many Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c units were sold during the launch weekend last year.

In the states, lines have started popping up in front of Apple Stores and in front of some locations belonging to the four major carriers in the U.S. It has become an annual ritual that has been made fun of by some of Apple's rivals, especially Samsung.

There are quite a few happy Australians who are taking the time on Friday to get acquainted with their new larger-screened iPhone 6. Check out the excitement that took place when the doors opened in Sydney, by clicking on the video below.

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source: RuptlyTV, TheGuardian

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