First iPhone 6s Shoppers All Smiles in Rain as Apple Store Opens | NBC New York

First iPhone 6s Shoppers All Smiles in Rain as Apple Store Opens

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    New iPhone 6s models are on display at an Apple store in Tokyo as Apple Inc. launched the sales of the latest models of its popular smartphone in Japan Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Apple is counting on sales of the new iPhones to maintain its position as one of the most profitable, and valuable, companies in the world.

    The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are hitting stores on Friday and people, as well as a robot, around the world are already lining up.

    Lucy the robot was among the first to wait in the rain in Sydney, Australia.

    "I obviously have my work and other things to attend to and can't spend two days lining up so my boss at work suggested I take one of the robots down and use it to stand in my place," said operator, Lucy Kelly, via an iPad mounted on top of the wheeled robot.

    Analysts are expecting 12 to 13 million people will buy the latest versions of the iPhone this weekend. Apple said pre-orders are expected to beat last year’s first weekend - the company sold 10 million iPhone 6’s when it first launched in 2014.