Right this minute, outside the Apple mansion on Sydney’s George St, is a Segway-style robot with an iPad broadcasting from a woman’s home attached to it.

Actual Robot Holding Someone’s Place In Queue For iPhones At Sydney Store

You heard right: a Sydney woman, one Lucy Kelly, woke up last Friday and thought to herself: ‘I want an iPhone 6s, but fuck lining up in the cold and rain for 72 hours. I know, I’ll get a robot to do it for me!’

The Mosman local works for media agency Atomic 212, who decided to put one of many robots apparently lying ’round its office to good use by sticking one outside the CBD store as a stand-in.

It snagged a top 3 spot in the queue by wheeling its way onto George St at 4am this morning, meaning it’ll legit be one of the first [people? things?] in Australia to snap up the anticipated AF phone when it goes on sale tomorrow morning.

Lucy has been killing time by chatting away with passers-by from her home all day, at one point munching on Vegemite toast for breakfast.

Because a robot is a really fucking weird thing to see on your average day, it’s become somewhat of a celebrity.

Actual Robot Holding Someone’s Place In Queue For iPhones At Sydney Store

Even the POPO wanted a photo.

Actual Robot Holding Someone’s Place In Queue For iPhones At Sydney Store

Lucy plans to stay online throughout the night before making her way to the store tomorrow morning to collect the phone…

… from the robot, who’s been fitted out with a hook on its front, from which Apple staff will be asked to hang the carry bag containing the 6s.

Actual Robot Holding Someone’s Place In Queue For iPhones At Sydney Store

Still doesn’t top the efforts of Lindsay Handmer, the guy who’s camped outside the front of said store for 17 FRIKKIN’ DAYS to snag the first 6s (for charity, tho).

Check our video interview with him:


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May god be with you all on this cold, rainy night.

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