New iPhone 5S on eBay for £2,000
The newly released iPhone 5S is being offered for sale on eBay for as much as £2,000 by those anticipating enthusiastic fans will pay over the odds to get their hands on the device.
The wait for the new handset finally ended this morning as thousands of people streamed through the doors of Apple stores around the country, many of them having camped out for days.
The 5S device, said to be twice as fast as its predecessor, is available through EE, O2, Three, Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u priced at £549 (16GB), £629 (32GB) and £709 (64GB).
But with hundreds of listings on eBay for the device with fixed prices running into the thousands, it appears that those that have already bought it are hoping to cash in and make a hefty profit.
Some tech fans had began queuing outside Apple's flagship store in London's Regent Street as early as Monday afternoon to buy Apple's latest model, which is equipped with a fingerprint scanner.
The device, which also comes in silver and ''space'' grey, is expected to fly off the shelves - but it is unclear whether the colourful 5C model will have the same reception.
The cheaper 5C comes in five hues - pink, blue, yellow, green, and white - and has been released at a time when Apple faces stiffer competition than ever before.
The two handsets were unveiled for the first time last week.
The cheaper 5C - which marks Apple's first departure from premium phones - has been available for pre-order and is priced at £469 (16GB) and £549 (32GB).