Apple rolled out its newest iPhone at 8 am local time today around the world and photos from Apple Stores across Asia, Australia, and Europe show lines of people quickly building up outside.
The lines are an established tradition, with would-be iPhone buyers hanging around for hours — even overnight — to be among the first to get their hands on a new model.
Friday’s lines suggest Apple is still capable of drawing the crowds with its new hardware, even as the firm sees declining iPhone sales and analysts suggest we’ve hit peak iPhone.
Here’s a shot of the queue in Berlin on Friday morning, showing consumers huddling in front of an Apple Store with coffee and blankets:
Over in Sydney, Australia, CNET news editor, Daniel Van Boom filmed Apple Store employees giving a standing ovation to the first man in the city to buy a new iPhone.
Apple Store employees with a standing ovation for Sydney's first iPhone 11 owner pic.twitter.com/11jvHobGsw
— Daniel Van Boom (@dvanboom) September 19, 2019
But Things looked more different rather normal in Japan’s capital Tokyo. Perhaps everyone has used iPhone more or they are just switching to Huawei.
Apple unveiled three versions of the iPhone 11 at its annual keynote in September– the iPhone 11 itself, the iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The new technology promises to provide customers with longer battery life and enhanced cameras that can take photos with a much wider field of view, among other things.
In the US, the iPhone 11 starts at $700, while the iPhone 11 Pro begins at $1,000 and the base price for larger iPhone 11 Pro Max is $1,100.
Kenyan iPhone fanatics are waiting eagerly to get a hold on the new world’s fasted smartphone,