THE FIRST Iphone 5 buyer at Apple's flagship Regent Street store will sell his handset on Ebay, he told The INQUIRER this morning.
We were down at the Iphone 5 queue bright and early this morning, and although the queue disappointed at first, keen Iphone buyers soon turned up in hordes to get their mitts on the latest Apple smartphone.
Richard Wheatcroft, first in the queue having camped outside Apple's Regent Street store for a week, bought both a black Iphone 5 and a white one, and told The INQUIRER that both phones will be going up on Ebay to raise money for his newly established charity.
"If anyone wants to bid on these phones, all the money is going towards our cause to create a bakery for vulnerable women," he said, adding that he'll be listing the devices on Ebay after he's gone home to sleep for a week.
Of course, this morning's Iphone 5 launch was met with the usual fanfare. As soon as the doors opened at 8am, Apple store staffers began whooping and clapping as the crowd of fanbois ran up the stairs to collect their Idevices. An Apple staffer told us that the queue was much larger than last year's, as people get exited over the handset's 4in screen and super thin chassis.
The Iphone 5 has already seen unprecedented demand, with Apple boasting that it sold two million devices in less than 24 hours. It's still unclear whether Apple's flagship store expects to sell out of the Iphone 5 today, but we'll be back down there later on today to find out. µ
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