Apple iPhone 5S, 5C Sydney launch: Gallery

Apple iPhone 5S, 5C Sydney launch: Gallery

Summary: The new Apple iPhones 5S and 5C launched on Friday morning in Sydney, with ZDNet there to capture the pictures and interview those who waited up to 20 hours in line.

TOPICS: Apple, iPhone, Telstra

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  • (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet)

    The front of the queue. Everyone ZDNet spoke to was waiting to purchase the iPhone 5S for themselves — there seemed to be no interest in the 5C — with the most commonly requested colour being gold. By 7.30am AEST, Apple had sold out of the gold 16GB 5S.

  • (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet)

    The queue, hundreds of people long, stretched along several streets. One group of people waiting in line had travelled all the way from Brazil to purchase the iPhone in Sydney. Many developers present were eager to try the new processor combined with iOS 7, which was released yesterday after being reviewed by ZDNet last month.

  • (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet)

    The police were on hand to keep the rowdy Apple fans in check.

Topics: Apple, iPhone, Telstra


Corinne is sub-editor across all CBS Interactive sites, and joined the company after completing her degrees in Communications and Law, and undertaking a string of internships in law and journalism. Corinne is also a journalist for ZDNet.

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  • My first question?

    What's it like to have no life? I have never waited in line for a tech gadget and tonight would be no different.
  • Nokia Lumia 620

    • And no one cared.

      If ya having phone troubles, I feel bad for ya, son.
  • Proving Apple Wrong

    Never works. Just waiting on Microsoft to release the gold Lumia.