In pictures: Apple faithful already forming lines in front of Friday’s iPhone 6s launch

Marcus Barsum waits outside the Apple store in central Sydney Thursday. Reuters/David Gray

Yes, it’s that time again, when the Apple faithful/crazy line up way early to buy the next version of the iPhone, this time the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

This year, people are standing out in the elements — and sleeping there overnight — to buy a phone that looks identical to the one they already have, but with, um, an updated camera and a new kind of screen press.

Here are the lines, in cities around the world.

New York

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Above: Waiting in line in NYC (Eli Blumenthal ‏@eliblumenthal)

Apple fans line up at the "Church of Apple" in New York to buy an iPhone 6s Friday.

Above: Apple fans line up at the “Church of Apple” in New York to buy an iPhone 6s.

Image Credit: Eli Blumenthal ‏@eliblumenthal

San Francisco

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Above: (Justin E. Harris @envisionwithj)

Periscoper Justin Harris reported that around 16 people were already camped out at the downtown San Francisco Apple Store Thursday night. Check it out here.

Boston

(Image: MacRumors)

Above: (Image: MacRumors)

Hamburg, Germany

"Oh man wie arm ist das denn. Wegen einem Telefon?" Daniel Knott ‏@dnlkntt )

Above: “Oh man wie arm ist das denn. Wegen einem Telefon?” (Daniel Knott ‏@dnlkntt )

Sydney, Australia

Marcus Barsum waits outside the Apple store in central Sydney Thursday. Reuters/David Gray

Above: Marcus Barsum waits outside the Apple store in central Sydney Thursday. (Reuters/David Gray)

This buyer, a media exec in Australia, sent a robot proxy to wait in the line. (photo: Mashable)

Above: This buyer, a media exec in Australia, sent a robot proxy to wait in the line. (photo: Mashable)


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24 hours of the new iPhone 6S launch: Follow live

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For Apple fans, nothing is bigger than iPhone launch day.

Every year, lining up at stores for the new iPhone is a major event for the Apple faithful. And this year’s release of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus is no exception.

But the mold has changed. While people still line up, an iPhone launch in 2015 looks a lot different than it did in 2007. Mashable will be reporting ’round the clock from Sydney, Singapore, London, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles to capture the glorious anticipation. Read more…

Sydney > Singapore > London > New York >
San Francisco > LA

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Google brings note-taking app Keep to iPhone

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More than two years after launching Google Keep on Android, the company is finally bringing its note-taking app to iOS: Google rolled out a new version of Keep for iPhones and iPads Thursday.

Like the Android and web version of the app, Keep on iOS allows you to arrange your notes into a sticky-note-like interface. Notes are synced with your Google account so you can access them across devices.

Though not as full-featured as some competitors like Evernote, Google’s free app offers much more than Apple’s new Notes app. Recorded voice memos are automatically transcribed and you can share notes with people you know so others can collaborate on a checklist, for example. Read more…

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iPhone 6S Will Crush All Previous Sales Numbers, But Will Kill The iPad Mini

Speculation grows over what else Apple will announce next week (Ewan Spence covers the predictions here on Forbes), and we’ve had enough leaks about the specs of the iPhone 6S to spoil what product announcement Tim Cook will make for the device itself. But what is being overlooked is just the sheer weight of users likely to adopt the 6S as their next phone.

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Q&A: Which phone is the closest to an iphone?

Question by kosmoistheman: Which phone is the closest to an iphone?
I have t-mobile and can’t switch to an iphone. I want a phone that is most compatible with all of the apple products such as my MacBook Pro laptop, ipod, and ipod Touch. I want to “sync” all of the programs such as “contacts”, “calendar”, “notes”, etc. between my phone and laptop. I don’t want to use Google products that use “cloud computing” as I’m not comfortable with level of security. Any suggestions on the best phone that would accomplish what I want? It has to be a T-Mobile phone.

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Which phone is the closest to an iphone?

Question by kosmoistheman: Which phone is the closest to an iphone?
I have t-mobile and can’t switch to an iphone. I want a phone that is most compatible with all of the apple products such as my MacBook Pro laptop, ipod, and ipod Touch. I want to “sync” all of the programs such as “contacts”, “calendar”, “notes”, etc. between my phone and laptop. I don’t want to use Google products that use “cloud computing” as I’m not comfortable with level of security. Any suggestions on the best phone that would accomplish what I want? It has to be a T-Mobile phone.

Best answer:

Answer by Shay
DROID

Give your answer to this question below!

Q&A: Which phone is the closest to an iphone?

Question by kosmoistheman: Which phone is the closest to an iphone?
I have t-mobile and can’t switch to an iphone. I want a phone that is most compatible with all of the apple products such as my MacBook Pro laptop, ipod, and ipod Touch. I want to “sync” all of the programs such as “contacts”, “calendar”, “notes”, etc. between my phone and laptop. I don’t want to use Google products that use “cloud computing” as I’m not comfortable with level of security. Any suggestions on the best phone that would accomplish what I want? It has to be a T-Mobile phone.

Best answer:

Answer by Shay
DROID

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!