Todd Foot is at the head of a queue at the Apple Store in George St - despite the phone not going on sale until Friday.
Mr Foot has set up camp with six of his colleagues to get their hands on what is expected to be the world's hottest gadget.
This will be the first iPhone5 sold in the world given that New Zealand does not have an Apple store and the Sydney store will be the first to open on Friday.
At least six other members of the general public have also queued to be among the first to get the phone.
Better not tell Todd that the Galaxy 4S does everything the iPhone5 does just a little better and you don't need to queue up for 2 days either. Ah well, one day sense will settle in until then ... thumbs up, buddy!!