Apple releases new iPhone in Australia

Sydney: Australian Apple fans today were the first in the world to get the latest iPhone. The iPhone 4S is the first device that the company brought out since Steve Jobs’ death.

Hundreds of people queued outside Apple’s flagship Sydney store to get their hands on the new device.

One Apple fan said that he bought the new iPhone as a tribute to Steve Jobs.

Networks across the country began taking orders for the iPhone 4S last weekend with telecom companies reporting unprecedented pre-launch interest. Telecom, Vodafone and Optus shops in central Sydney also had small queues outside today.

The iPhone 4S is already a record-breaker for an Apple product, with more than one million sales in the first 24 hours of pre-orders around the world last week.

Apple iPhone 4s boasts of faster speeds, a voice-controlled assistant called Siri and an improved camera.

A lot many people were underwhelmed when it was unveiled on October 4 as they were expecting an iPhone 5. However, sales are expected to run on an outpouring of sympathy for Steve Jobs.