Australians queue 10 days for iPhone 6

Australians queue 10 days for iPhone 6

Four Australians have been in queue for 10 days to get their hands on the iPhone 6 - only to give two away to a lucky pair.

Salvatore Gerace, 22, Sam Vieira, 21, Davor Beric, 25, Christian Ibrahim, 21, who have been in line since Sep 9 at the flagship Apple Store in Sydney are part of a PR stunt for Alphatise, an Australian marketplace start-up.

According to Mashable.com, the men have given away two 128GB space grey iPhone 6s through the Alphatise app to lucky Sydney natives Ellen Colusso and Edward Tran.

The new phone was released in Australia at the Apple Store Sydney at around 8am (6am local time) today (Sep 19, 2014). Due to the time zone differences, Australia will be the first nation to get their hands on the device.

The Alphatise app allows users to "wish" on a product and the retailer can accept the amount offered. The concept behind this is to ensure that power is given back to the consumer.

To win the phones, users had to use the app to wish on the The Apple iPhone 6 product. There were more than 5,000 bids in total.

Christian and Salvatore were on the daytime shift at the Apple Store while Sam and Davor clock in at 7pm each night.

The two morning shift holders told Mashable that their new working conditions have posed some challenges. But it has allowed them to see another side to the city from their fold-up chairs.

"We've gotten to know the local characters that come out at night time. You see a different part of Sydney out here," Christian said.

Sam and Davor on the other hand, crash on sleeping bags under umbrellas each night. But they said that it was apparently easier as they get to spend more time sleeping and not worry about the mass amounts of attention that come with being a daytime Apple star.


More about

Purchase this article for republication.

BRANDINSIDER

SPONSORED

Most Read

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.