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Sydney woman using a robot to hold her place in line for an iPhone 6S

Australians will be the first in the world to get their hands on the new iPhone 6S thanks to their time zone, so, naturally, there are already dozens of eager fans lined up outside of Apple’s flagship store in Sydney.

But one of those fans does not look like the others.

Lucy Kelly is holding her place in line using a telepresence robot – which appears to be nothing more than an iPad attached to a Segway-like device. She is currently fourth in line to buy the new flagship smartphone.

In an interview with Mashable, Kelly – who works for Australian media agency Atomic 212 – borrowed the robot from work.

“We use them for everything, just to show new technology. It is a cool demonstration of what the future of technology will be,” Kelly told Mashable Australia. “We are obsessed with them.”

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But Kelly isn’t shying away from the iPhone lineup experience – she is able to communicate with her fellow line mates and curious passersby through the iPad, which she uses to video chat.

According to Mashable, the robot even camps out in its own special tent that charges the device and keeps it sheltered from the rain.

If all goes according to plan, according to The Daily Mail, the plan is to complete the sale with no human interaction – until a colleague from work meets the robot at the Apple Store to help it into a cab, that is.

It’s unclear how the robot will pay for the iPhone in question.

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will be available in Canadian stores Friday.

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