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Apple's iPhone 6 rings up record orders

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 01:30

Apple fans around the world queue for the iPhone 6. After revealing its Apple Watch - its first truly new product in four years - Apple's hoping to maintain stellar growth with the new launch. Hayley Platt reports.

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He'd queued all night to buy Apple's new iPhone 6. But just as Australian Jack Cooksey was about to show his purchase to the cameras, the unthinkable happened. Fortunately no damage was done. Thousands more Apple fans across the world joined the wait to buy the new smartphone. Hiroaki Ishikawa spent 5 days outside Apple's flagship store in Tokyo to buy his. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 23-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, HIROAKI ISHIKAWA, SAYING: "I hope that with the larger screen, the functionality will also get better." Apple has so far resisted bringing out a model with a bigger screen. Now it's offering customers the choice. The standard iPhone 6 is 4.7 inches and the larger 6 Plus, 5.5. inches. In Paris one Apple devotee says he was tired but it was worth the wait. (SOUNDBITE) (French) French consumer, saying: "I just want to go to bed because I've spent 74 hours outside, so I'm going to go now." But if there was competition for who waited the longest, Germany would surely win. (SOUNDBITE) (German) FIRST BERLIN STORE CUSTOMER IN LINE TO ENTER AFTER WAITING OUTSIDE FOR SIX DAYS, HELGE BRUHN, SAYING: "Six days I have been waiting here. I came last Saturday at 9:30 a.m." Apple has been slow to innovate since the death of the company's founder Steve Jobs in 2011. The Apple watch is one of it's latest products. Dubbed the Health Watch by some because it can measure a person's heart rate as well being a phone and a regular watch. But fans will have to wait until next year to get their hands on one.

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Apple's iPhone 6 rings up record orders

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 01:30

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