The physical release of Apple’s iPhone X has been greeted with serious fanfare – and a decent amount of queueing – across the globe.
Stores in London, Sydney, New York, Moscow and elsewhere sold out of the phone almost immediately, with some Apple fans queueing for days.
In Australia, one fan queued for ten days to get his hands on the device first. YouTuber Mazen Kourouche had been sleeping, eating and live streaming from outside Apple’s George Street store.
The news would have been welcomed at Apple HQ, considering the muted responses to recent releases.
No matter whether you’re an Apple fanboy or fangirl – or if you just think the entire thing is mystifying – there’s no doubt enthusiasm for Apple’s annual iPhone release has waned over recent years.
As covered by Techly a little while back, there was some trepidation that people were getting tired of the iPhone. With the iPhone X retailing for over $1000, there were concerns Apple had priced themselves out of being the market leader.
Outside Apple Regent Street, and there is a substantial queue for the iPhone X pic.twitter.com/nUcL9wLzZG
— Martyn Landi (@MartynLandi) November 3, 2017
But the new phone’s specs – which included a significantly improved camera and a new display – have kicked life into the iPhone’s popularity. The in store sellouts come after online pre-orders were also sold out early.
For Australians looking to order the phone now, they face a wait of up to two months for the device.
Find out all you need to know about Apple’s new iPhone here.