The long wait is over! Apple’s newest offering of its iPhone series dubbed as “iPhone X” is finally on sale around the world.
It’s official iPhone X is now available worldwide, avid fan has excited to own the newest Apple’s smartphone which can turn the users an animated pig emoji on their very own iPhone X.
According to local media of Australia, hundreds of people excited to lined-up outside the Sydney Apple Store.
Also, the report cited that people who pre-ordered online will also start receiving their devices in the mail on Friday.
Apple is trying something new this year, launching two different iPhone models six weeks apart. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus went on sale September 21, but excitement was tepid outside Apple Stores compared to previous releases. Fewer people appeared to line up in person for that device, which cost hundreds less than the iPhone X.
Explaining the difference between the two devices, iPhone 8 devices are more traditional than the X. They added wireless charging, better cameras, and faster processors, but nothing as thrilling and futuristic as an animated poop emoji.
The launching of the new iPhone breed was part of the celebration the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, Apple included a number of major changes to the iPhone X.
One of the changes were the screen takes up more space on the device, and replaces the Home button with face-detection technology.
The iPhone X starts at $999 in the U.S. and significantly more in many other countries.
Showing up in-person at an Apple Store was one way people could still get an iPhone X on launch day. Pre-orders for the iPhone X started early Tuesday morning. But within 15 minutes, the main Apple site in the U.S. ran out of devices that would ship on November 3. The wait times for online sales have jumped several weeks.
In Hong Kong, the iPhone X sells at a premium price, starting at 8,588 Hong Kong dollars ($1,100). But most people buying the latest model at a store in the cities main shopping district on Friday were Apple loyalists, willing to pony up the extra cash.
Speaking on the sales performance, Apple has refused to disclosed any figures. However, the company’s CEO Tim Cook said on an earnings call Thursday that pre-orders for the iPhone X have been “very strong.”
Cook cited early reports of lines forming outside its stores ahead of the launch.
Furthermore, iPhone sales grew 3% in the most recent quarter, with 46.7 million iPhones sold in the three-month period ending September 30.
Apple also said it expects sales for the upcoming holiday quarter to hit between $84 billion and $87 billion