Updated 03:20 AM EST, Tue, Nov 30, 2021

iPhone 6 Release Date, Specs & Features: Customers Already Lining Up Outside Fifth Ave. Apple Store?

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The iPhone 6 is arguably the most anticipated smartphone to be released this year. Apple has kept mum about the rumored smartphone with an event scheduled on Sept. 9--the only indication that something is brewing in the Cupertino-based company.

But it seems that this lack of official confirmation has not deterred Apple customers. Six days before the rumored launch of the next-generation iPhone, a line has already formed outside the company's New York flagship store in Fifth Avenue, reported Yahoo! Tech.

CNBC has tweeted photos of eager Apple fans as they line up 5 days before the rumored launch and 16 days to the rumored sales.


Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6, believed to come in two variants, the 4.7 and 5.5-inch smartphones. Additionally, the same event is said to feature a wearable device, a first for apple, said to be named an iWatch.

Besides having a large-screened model , the iPhone 6 is also believed to sport an upgraded A8 chip set that will make the device perform much better than earlier models. It's also be rumored to have been designed with durable sapphire glass, come with the newly announced iOS 8 and boast of better graphics. 

Based on Apple's past releases, the tech giant usually unleashes its products on the second Friday after the announcement. The possibility of a more than two-week camp out hasn't fazed people who want to be some of the first to get their hands on the new devices.

According to MacRumors, early birds tend to get a massive amount of media attention. "Campers seem to be arriving earlier and earlier each year in order to outdo past campers. For the launch of the iPhone 5c/5s, campers began showing up on September 6, but people are going to even further extremes this year," noted the site.

"We wanted to beat the record, which had been 18 days," said Brian Ceballo to CNBC, who has camped outside the NYC flagship store since Sunday.

Ceballo admits that this is the 5th year he's lined up for an Apple release and estimates a profit of about $7,000.

Ceballo and colleague Joseph Cruz from BuyBackWorld were the first in line until they were paid $2,500 by Jason and Moon Ray to relinquish their top spots.

What're your thoughts on the line-sitting two weeks before purchase? Would you do it?

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