Apple fans camp overnight to be first iPhone 11 customers
Hundreds of devoted Apple fans have queued for hours outside stores in anticipation of the launch of the new iPhone 11.
The now 12-year old tradition of queuing for a new iPhone every September has seen its numbers dwindle, thanks to a myriad of more convenient alternatives including home delivery and reserving the phone to pickup instore whenever is suitable.
The iPhone 11 is not only about 3x faster than the Samsung S9, but it’s also faster than any shipping Apple laptop. 😳🔥🚀
— Adam Nash (@adamnash) September 20, 2019
Despite this around 100 dedicated Apple fans queued from as early as 3am in Sydney, the first Apple store in the world to sell the iPhone 11 range, to get their hands on the devices.
Dozens more were seen camping outside Apple’s store in Singapore, while around 50 customers were seen waiting outside its Regent Street store in London.
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
— Sean Yokota (@seanyokota) September 19, 2019
One shopper speaking to The Sun, waiter Sam Shaikh, said he had camped outside the store since 4pm yesterday afternoon after trying and failing to order one online.
The iPhone 11 was officially revealed on September 10 during Apple’s biggest annual marketing event,
Seemingly shifting towards being a brand of value, the standard version of the iPhone 11 will retail at £729 below the starting mark of last year’s new iPhone.
The base model will come complete with two back cameras, one an ultra wide-angle lens, and next generation A13 microchips.
Apple’s more expensive iPhone 11 Pro £1049 and larger iPhone 11 Pro Max £1149 will include three back cameras (ultra-wide, telephoto and wide angle) and is able to record film from all three back cameras and the front camera at the same time, and will be available for order from September 20.