FIRST IN LINE: Sam Dean is the first person in Roma to have bought the new iPhone 7.
FIRST IN LINE: Sam Dean is the first person in Roma to have bought the new iPhone 7. Sarah Dionysius

Wait is over for Roma's first new iPhone owner

ROMA women Sam Dean was the first person in town to get her hands on Apple's new iPhone 7.

Ms Dean was among the hundreds of thousands who packed in to stores across the nation on Friday to be there for the launch of the latest mobile.

"I've been hassling the girls (at Roma's Telstra) all week and I had asked 'when does it actually come in?'” she said.

"When I found out it was Friday I said 'what time do you open?' and they said 8.30, so I was like right, I'll be there first thing.”

New features of the phone include a twin camera, a new lock screen mechanism and the controversial removal of the headphone jack to make way for the airpods (wireless earphones), which Ms Dean said may take a while to adjust to.

"The airpods haven't actually come out yet and if you want them you've got to pay $300 for them when they come out in October,” she said.

"Instead of swiping you have to press the button so it will take a little bit to get used to and to transfer things over.”

Ms Dean is an Apple fanatic and has kept up with the updates of the new iPhone each time they have been released so this launch was no different.

"I normally get the new phone and then pass my old phone on to my son,” she said.

"So I've been parked out the front waiting for it to open all morning.”

"And so now I'm the first one, woo!”

If you would like to pick up the new iPhone 7 check out the Roma Telstra store located in Westlands Plaza.


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