Evening Times

A TECHNO-FRENZY gripped Glasgow city centre today as hundreds of gadget fans clamoured for the launch of the new Apple iPhone4S.

Some had camped out overnight outside the Buchanan Street Apple Store to ensure they didn’t miss out on the new phone, with many buying it as a tribute to the late Apple boss Steve Jobs, 56, who died earlier this month after he lost his cancer battle.

Staff opened the doors to the city store at 8am and dental student Mohammad Hussain was first in the door.

The 22-year-old took his spot in the queue last night at 6pm.

He said: “I’ve had an iPhone since they first came out and it’s much more than just a phone.

“It’s the best phone money can buy.

“And I also wanted to make sure I got one, as it is the last phone to come out in which Steve Jobs was involved.

“So, it’s pretty iconic.”

Apple staff lined the store and applauded Mohammad when he walked in.

The iPhone4S comes with three different memory capacities – 16, 32 or 64GB – and is available in black or white with prices starting at £499.

Mohammad added: “It was good to be the first one in the shop and it was definitely worth the wait.”

Barriers were set up and security guards handed out coffee, water and sweets to patient fans in the queue.

Gadget experts were expecting a completely new iPhone5 to be announced at the beginning of this month and there was some disappointment when the iPhone4S was revealed.

However, Apple’s new chief executive, Tim Cook, has assured fans it is “the best iPhone yet”.

The new phone is an upgrade on the previous model from the US-based software giant, adding a much-heralded voice-controlled personal assistant, Siri.

It has already become the fastest-selling Apple product in history.

Article source: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/-1.1129244

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