- Apple’siPhone11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max officially went on sale in stores Friday.
- The new models are to be rolled out globally at 8 a.m. local time.
- Photos show die-hard fans lining up outside stores to get their hands on the new devices.
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The iPhone 11 is officially on sale.
Apple is rolling out its newest iPhone at 8 a.m. local time on Friday around the world, and photos from Apple Stores across Asia, Australia, and Europe showed 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 line in Berlin on Friday morning, showing consumers huddling in front of an Apple Store with coffee and blankets:
Over in Sydney, the 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.
And the first customer in the queue at the Apple Store in London was similarly applauded by surrounding staff members:
Things looked a little more civilized in Tokyo:
Apple unveiled three versions of the iPhone 11 at its annual keynote in September: the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the 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 $US700, while the iPhone 11 Pro begins at $US1,000 and the base price for the larger iPhone 11 Pro Max is $US1,100.
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