The new iPhone 6 is now available, and the line at the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan has been growing since early in the morning:

The first person to buy a phone at the Apple store on 5th Avenue become a temporary celebrity:

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Elsewhere, demand for an iPhone 6 on the day of its launch has been heavy, as evidenced by these lines: