Crowds of people queued outside shops in Ballarat ahead of trading yesterday morning, eager to get their hands on the iPhone 5.
Telstra spokesperson James Howe said a queue of more than 40 people formed outside the door of the Ballarat store before it opened at 8am.
“It’s the biggest line we’ve had for our iPhones or iPads previously in Ballarat,” he said.
“The iPhones have been flying off the shelves — the interest has been huge.”
The thinnest and lightest iPhone yet, the iPhone5 has been completed redesigned.
Its features include a new 4-inch Retina display, an Apple-designed A6 chip for fast performance and a better battery life.
The iPhone5 comes with the iOS6 operating system which has more than 200 new features including a new Maps app and Facebook integration. Mr Howe said it had been a huge success across the country.
“We had lines in Melbourne of more than 200 people at the Bourke Street store,” he said.
“It’s been the fastest selling one we’ve had.”