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Tech & Science Apple's iPhone 11 goes on sale with lines outside major stores around the world

19:20  20 september  2019
19:20  20 september  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

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Apple will get a taste of whether upgraded features on the new iPhone 11 are enough to lure shoppers to retail stores around the world as the new smartphones People wait in line ahead of the launch of the Apple iPhone 11 smartphone outside an Apple store during a product launch event in Sydney

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a group of people standing in front of a building: People wait in line ahead of the launch of the Apple iPhone 11 smartphone outside an Apple store during a product launch event in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg via Getty Images © Provided by CNBC LLC People wait in line ahead of the launch of the Apple iPhone 11 smartphone outside an Apple store during a product launch event in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Apple will get a taste of whether upgraded features on the new iPhone 11 are enough to lure shoppers to retail stores around the world as the new smartphones officially hit shelves Friday.

At the Apple flagship store on Regent Street, a handful of diehard iPhone fans started waiting in line to purchase the new smartphones Thursday evening. As of 6 a.m. Friday, roughly 40 customers were waiting for the doors to open. The number started rising as Apple opened its doors. 

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Customers queue outside an Apple store during the launch of new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro in Dubai. A customer touches an Apple ' s new iPhone 11 Pro Max after it went on sale at the Apple Store in Beijing, China.

Apple has said that Apple retail stores will have the iPhone X available for walk-in customers, but the company has encouraged people to line up early as the device is in short supply. If pre-orders are any indication, available supply at stores could go quickly.

Among the features customers were most excited about: the triple-camera system on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

"Instead of buying a new camera, I prefer to upgrade my phone," said Tarif Karanfil, who started waiting in line around 6am Friday morning to upgrade from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Customers are applauded as they arrive to collect their pre-orders for new Apple products at the tech giant's flagship store in Regent Street, central London. © Provided by CNBC LLC Customers are applauded as they arrive to collect their pre-orders for new Apple products at the tech giant's flagship store in Regent Street, central London.

Apple unveiled the new lineup iPhones earlier this month, touting the upgraded cameras, longer battery life, more durable screens and faster processors. Some analysts have pointed to strong demand in pre-orders for the new smartphones, especially the lowest-price $699 iPhone 11, as a positive sign for Apple heading into the crucial holiday quarter.

Apple tells suppliers to ramp up production of iPhone 11, report says .
Who would have guessed a lower price would entice more people to buy a phone?"This autumn is so far much busier than we expected," an unnamed source that apparently has knowledge of the situation told Nikkei. "Previously, Apple was quite conservative about placing orders. After the increase, prepared production volume for the iPhone 11 series will be higher compared to last year.

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