Ahead of tomorrow’s iPhone 6S release, a robot is first in line for the new Apple phone

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus go on sale tomorrow (September 25), and queues have already started forming around the world.

In the ultimate case of tech nerd meets social anxiety with a hearty dollop of ingenuity, however, a woman in Australia has shunned camping out on the street herself – sending her robot out to pick up the new Samsung Galaxy S6 rival on her behalf.

The remote presence machine, which features a tablet on top of a Wi-Fi-controlled rolling robot, is currently camped outside Apple‘s George Street store in Sydney.

Letting owner Lucy Kelly see what’s going on in the queue, and communicate with the non-robotic wannabe iPhone owners, the machine is currently first in line for the 3D Touch and Live Photos adding handset.


“I want an updated version of the iPhone but I wasn’t going to wait in the cold and rain to get one,” she told Australia’s Daily Telegraph. “I want to be the first robot to buy an iPhone.”

That said, although Kelly is only queuing in virtual form, don’t think you can get away with queue jumping.

iPhone 6S sales are set to kick off in the UK at 8am on Friday morning (September 25).

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