Customers start lining up around the world as the iPhone 6 goes on sale [photos]

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iPhone buyers have already started lining up around the world to wait for the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which just went on sale in Australian stores. From Perth, Australia to Fort Worth, Texas, hundreds of customers have already appeared outside Apple Stores and other retailers eager to get their hands on the new device.

Most Apple retail stores wll be opening at 8 AM local time. If you’re hoping to grab an iPhone 6 Plus, you may already be out of luck at many locations, as reports of very, very limited stock have been coming in.

Check out the photos and tweets from customers already in line. You can also send photos of the line at your local Apple Store to tips@9to5mac.com.

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What to Expect from Today’s Event

Today, in just a mere few hours, Apple CEO Tim Cook with take the stage at the Flint center, the auditorium where 30 years ago, legendary co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the original Mac. What will we see?

First off, Apple is widely rumored to be developing a wearable device, the I watch. Apple hopes its watch is the answer to its innovation question. Does the company still have it’s magic? We’ll find out today.

Second, we anticipate to see Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone, the iPhone 6. The device will come in two flavors – a 4.7 and 5.5 inch screen. The new device is reported to boast a faster A8 processor, new sapphire screen, improved Touch ID, iOS 8, among other features. That’s to name a few.

Third, the iPad Air 2 is expected to make a debut this year.although we don’t know much about it yet, we’re eagerly anticipating it. It is expected to sport Touch ID 2. The next gen iPad Mini has not made much news.

Ok, that’s a quick recap of the soon-to-be event. Check back throughout the day for more news and announcements. We’ll be bringing you information as we learn them.

Update: the apple online store is down in anticipation for the event.

Apple wearable to run third-party apps, big developers already seeded SDK

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Apple’s upcoming wearable device, based on iOS, will run third-party applications and come equipped with an App Store, according to two sources with knowledge of the new device.

A small handful of high-profile social network and services companies with apps on the iPhone and iPad App Store have already been seeded with a pre-release version of the Apple SDK (Software Development Kit) for wearables under strict non-disclosure agreements.

The SDK was seeded “very recently” to these developers, and Apple likely wants to demonstrate some third-party wearable apps at Tuesday’s event, according to one source. Apple, in the past, has provided select developers with early versions of SDKs in order to boast new apps on the keynote stage. For example, several apps from companies like AOL were shown off with the first public demonstration of the iPhone SDK, fancy gaming and drawing apps were demonstrated alongside the first iPad in 2010…

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What To Expect From Apple’s iPhone Event On September 9

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Apple is hosting an event on September 9, and by all accounts it’s going to be a real barn burner. The company is set to announce new iPhones, and this much you can take to the bank, but rumors have also arisen suggesting we’ll see a brand new wearable device of some kind – the great and powerful ‘iWatch’ of legend. Apple will also probably showcase iOS 8, along with more details about features like HomeKit and Health/HealthKit that will probably be easier to demo now that developers have had time to build for them. Murmurs also say we’ll finally see Apple pull back the curtain on its long-rumored mobile payments play, and that launch could very well set the commerce world on its head.

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The next iPhone is almost certainly going to bring a larger display to Apple’s signature device, and most rumors agree that it will…

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Apple design head Jony Ive ahead of iWatch debut: ‘Switzerland is in trouble’

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Ahead of Apple’s September 9th event that will include the introduction of Apple’s first wearable computer, among new iPhones with larger screens, The New York Times has profiled the existing marketing. The juiciest bit from the story? A purported quote from Apple design chief Jony Ive, relayed by another Apple designer. Said Ive, referring to the existing watch market, “Switzerland is in trouble.”

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According to a designer who works at Apple, Jonathan Ive, Apple’s design chief, in bragging about how cool he thought the iWatch was shaping up to be, gleefully said Switzerland is in trouble — though he chose a much bolder term for “trouble” to express how he thought the watchmaking nation might be in a tough predicament when Apple’s watch comes out.

Apple’s watch, we first reported, will have a strong sense of fashion in addition to fitness. We’re expecting the device…

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