SYDNEY (Australia) – A few seconds ago after the doors to Australia’s flagship Apple Store on George Street in Sydney were opened, hundreds flocked to the Apple store to get the hands on the all new iPhone 6S.
Hundreds queued outside the store, braving rain, waiting to be the first one to buy the new iPhone 6S or 6S Plus. Kane Hulden, 17, actually enjoyed his three-hour wait: ‘I love waiting … I waited 17 hours once for Iggy Azalea.’
But the most interesting fan in line was a robot sent by one Australian woman sent a robot to hold her place in line for the release on Friday of Apple’s iPhone in Sydney.. Lucy Kelly, 22, secured the fourth position in line at 5 a.m. on Thursday, Mashable reports.
The robot, which “Human Lucy” also named “Lucy,” is basically an iPad on a Segway was operated by her by remote control from her home. Human Lucy supplies the voice and face in this arrangement — from the comfort of her office or home. And she told Mashable that her plan is to have the robot buy the iPhone without any physical human interaction whatsoever.
“I wanted to be one of the first people to have the iPhone 6S, but obviously because of work I can’t spend two days standing in line waiting for a mobile phone,” Human Lucy explained told Mashable. “So my boss said ‘Just take the robot down, you’ll still be able to do your work, but you’ll still be waiting in line.’”