Belfast Telegraph

Belfast's technophiles queue to get first bite at Apple's new iPhone

By Amanda Ferguson

Eager gadget fans in Belfast queued in droves to be the first to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 (£539-£699) and 6 Plus (£619- £789) which went on sale yesterday.

At the Apple store in Victoria Square people young and old waited patiently to purchase the coveted new smartphone. Across the UK many people camped overnight to be among the first to get their hands on Apple's first tablet-style iPhone with a screen measuring 5.5-inches diagonally.

The iPhone 6 Plus is the biggest ever iPhone, but it is thinner than the iPhone 5s.

Where the iPhone 5s was 7.6mm thin, the iPhone 6 Plus is just 7.1mm. The iPhone 6 is even smaller at 6.9mm.

Apple says the iPhone is "still comfortable to hold and easy to use".

Meanwhile, Irish band U2 have come in for criticism from 'Bono bashers' across the globe for the band's decision to accept a multi-million pound deal with Apple, who then gave away their new album – Songs Of Innocence – for free on iTunes.

Some angry Apple customers have complained that they could not remove the band's free album download easily if they did not want to have it.

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