The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both go on sale from tomorrow (September 25)
Crowds (pictured) determined to get the new iPhones first have begun gathering outside an Apple Store in London’s Regent Street.
Several members of the crowd, which had around 17 people when Mobile News spoke to them, have been braving the rain and cold to make sure they get their hands on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus when they go on sale tomorrow (September 25).
Large queues normally gather outside Apple Stores just before a new iPhone goes on sale. Around 1,000 people gathered outside an Apple Store in Covent Garden last year on the day the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale (September 19 2014).
Tents, mattresses, chairs and sleeping bags had been set up to right of the Apple Store on Regent Street, one of London’s busiest shopping areas.
Dimitry Danilec, 26 (pictured), has been so committed that he has camped outside the store since 9am yesterday (September 23).
He argues that no other phone can match technology like the iPhone 6s’ “3D Touch,” Apple’s own take on Force Touch which debuted on the Huawei Mate S. He said: “It’s going to have a better touch screen and more memory and it’ll be more practical. At the moment, you won’t find other phones with this technology. The company has spent so much money on it, which makes me want to buy the iPhone 6s.” The 3D Touch technology allows users to preview or open apps entirely depending on how hard they touch the screen.
Chaabi Karaig, 27 (pictured), camped out since 5pm yesterday (September 23). He shared similar views about the new iPhone and said getting the new iPhone “first is the main thing,” despite it “raining horribly from 1am to 9am. “He said: “I’m excited because I want to get it first and experience the new features, which are more interesting than the old ones. I’m looking forward to the enhanced display and picture quality.”
Both told Mobile News that members of the crowd have been passing time by playing cards or other games and chatting to each other. Toilet breaks have been taken in the McDonalds or Pret a Manger just across the road they are queuing on.
The new iPhones will go on sale tomorrow (September 25) and will be available through all major technology retailers and operators, including EE, Vodafone, O2, Three and Carphone Warehouse, Dixon’s Carphone and Apple direct.
The 6s will cost £539 for the 16GB model, £619 for the 64GB model and £699 for the 128GB model. The 16GB iPhone 6s Plus will be available for £619, £699 for the 64GB model and £789 for the 128GB model. Both devices are available in silver, gold, gunmetal grey and the new rose gold colour variant.