Deliveroo can keep you fed while you’re waiting in line at the Apple Store – but not in the US

Lines at Apple Stores for the iPhone XS may not be very long this year, but for those sufficiently dedicated to start camping out the night before, food delivery service Deliveroo can make sure you don’t go hungry …


CNET reports that the company is now offering to deliver orders to you as you wait in line.

While queuing for an iPhone these days doesn’t make much sense (you can get them delivered on the same day), waiting outside an Apple Store has become something of an art form, and many do it days in advance.

To keep you from losing your spot and starving to death, you can now order food to your spot in line through Deliveroo in 12 countries: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

You just need to mark the location of the Apple Store you’re queuing at — and if nearby restaurants are still open, you’ll be good to go.

The UK-owned company doesn’t yet operate in the US.

Are you planning to wait in line for your iPhone XS (or XR, when it goes on sale)? Or is pre-ordering the way to go? Let us know your views in the comments.

Photo of iPhone X line, Hong Kong: AP Photo/Kin Cheung

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