Australians are first in the world to buy the Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max from an Apple Store

Australians are first in the world to buy the Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max from an Apple Store
In Australia, it is currently well before noon time on Friday, September 21st. And you know what that means; stores in the country have already started selling the Apple iPhone XS and Apple iPhone XS Max. In fact, Australians were the first anywhere in the world to get their hands on the new OLED screened iPhone models. The Apple iPhone XR, which carries an LCD panel, won't be launched until October 26th.

Outside the Sydney Apple Store, consumers waited on line since early Friday to purchase the 5.8-inch iPhone X sequel, and the 6.5-inch "Max," the largest screened iPhone yet (now imagine Apple design chief Jony Ive saying that). Wall Street analysts believe that the 6.1-inch iPhone XR will end up outselling the other two models because of its lower price, followed by the larger (and much more expensive) iPhone XS Max. However, with the former not available until next month, it seems that those on line in Sydney were prepared to buy the iPhone XS.

The Apple Store in Sydney opened at 8am local time, and among the first to purchase one of the new iPhone models was Teddy Lee, a 20-year-old South Korean student studying in Sydney who bought a Gold 64GB iPhone XS. The price he paid was AU$1,629. In the U.S., the price for the phone is $999 USD. The 64GB iPhone XS Max is priced at AU$1,799, or $1,099 USD in the states. Besides the new iPhones, the store also sold the new Apple Watch Series 4. The smartwatch now caries a larger, edge-to-edge screen capable of showing up to eight complications at once. The wearable is powered by watchOS 5, the latest OS build for the timepiece.

Only 65 people were waiting on line a half-hour before the doors opened in Sydney. But in Singapore, longer lines were seen outside the Apple Store 60 minutes before the doors opened. The Apple Store in the country is the only official location in Southeast Asia and covers a number of countries in the region. Still, with more people pre-ordering their new iPhone online, the days of massive lines that wrap around Apple Stores world-wide are over.


source: CNET, photo credit: Wired

Related phones

iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh(20h talk time)
iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh(25h talk time)

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17 Comments

1. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Meanwhile, Samsung spotted filming for their next anti apple ads.

3. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Samsung ads. are full of truth. They don't advertise wrong facts.

8. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Samsung must be grateful to Apple. They learnt how to design and make a phone by copying or getting influenced by Apple. That’s the fact.

9. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

So I guess you Apple people should be grateful for Samsungs custom and designed components and displays. Please remind everyone here again what Apple brings to Samsung and others again. Anyone waiting in line should also receive a free tube of lubrication to help you out with your wallet being raped by Apple.

11. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Anyone waiting in line should also receive a free tube of lubrication to help you out with your wallet being raped by Apple." Poor android boy

14. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Samsung is an Apple employee, they do the components as apple dictates, also you should be supporting Apple since they provide money for Samsung to survive, they depend on apple to make some profit since their “smartphones” sales are freefalling, no one cares about Samsung darling

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31327; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's also true. Samsung learned to be great from Apple from packaging, to phone design, to unifying the brand, to unveiling events. They've forged their own identity though, and Apple has copied them and Google a lot too.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31327; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Those ads are both funny, and true. iPhones are great devices, but should do more than they do. Don't ever be satisfied when your phones cost more, but does the same.

2. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That would make sense, as it's been Friday for a while there.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

No more camping? :-/ If it's just that many people line up, better get there at 10AM, walk in - buy - walk out, less time wasted.

7. c.m.s

Posts: 239; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Still people do that, but apperently not so much in Sidney. See:https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/20/iphone-xs-apple-watch-launch-day-lines/

12. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Don’t ruin his moment, he believes the iPhone is flopping and that kinda helps with his inferiority complex lol

6. Pcworld1976

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

The firsts to be scammed, will leave with the iPhone giving jumps of joy

10. RoyalMike unregistered

If you are ready to wait in a queue, you can't be rich so don't brag about your loan phone

17. gamehead unregistered

First to be scammed

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