The Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale at 8am in Sydney with a long queue ready to pounce once the doors opened at Apple's Sydney city store in George St. Amongst them were people representing more than 200 Australians who hired somebody to stand in line for them ahead of the launch.

The time-challenged Apple fanatics used task outsourcing app, Airtasker, to find somebody willing to pull up some pavement for a lengthy period for a nominated fee.

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As of 5pm Thursday, 215 taskmasters had set an iPhone queue task at an average price of $163.

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