The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus haven’t even been announced yet, but already an Australian man is camping out in front of Sydney’s Apple Store with the aim of being the first person in the world to buy Apple’s next-gen handset.
And, weirdly enough, he doesn’t claim to be a particularly big Apple fan.
“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against people buying Apple products, I just prefer something different,” entrepreneur and tech journalist Lindsay Handmer said. “I just tend to opt for the more affordable side of stuff.”
Apparently, Handmer’s tent is stocked with a Dell laptop and HTC phone, which are hardly the kinds of devices you’d expect to find from a man facing 10 days outside to get a new Apple handset.
So what’s he doing then? Apparently it’s a stunt to promote both his second-hand technology business and raise money for the homeless charity, Mission Australia.
“I’m here until they try and get rid of me or until I buy the first phone,” Handmer said, although he has acknowledged that his first 24 hours of camping were already pretty tough.
I wouldn’t worry too much, though: I’m sure it won’t be long before he’s joined by some true Apple fans. Maybe they can spend the remaining days setting Handmer straight regarding his misplaced pro-Android perspective.