The 2019 Apple iPhones launch creating smaller lines outside Apple Stores worldwide

The 2019 Apple iPhones launch creating smaller lines outside Apple Stores worldwide
Unless you've been completely shut off from the outside world, you probably know that the Apple iPhone 11, Apple iPhone 11 Pro and the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max were released today. Now since most people pre-order the device online, the days of incredibly long lines wrapping around Apple Stores worldwide are over. But that doesn't mean that there were no lines at all. Images of lines forming outside Apple Stores in Singapore, Sydney, Berlin, and other cities were shared on Twitter. The Sydney Apple Store appeared to have a decent sized crowd with lines moving both inside and outside the store.

CNBC spotted a line at the Regent Street Apple Store in London where 40 die-hard iPhone fans were waiting for the doors to open. Once that occurred, the number of people in line actually increased. At the re-opened Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue, home to the iconic glass cube, those waiting in line received a nice surprise when they entered the store; waiting for them inside was Apple CEO Tim Cook who was at the location to celebrate the re-opening of the location after a two-year renovation.

Those waiting on line raved about the triple camera system on the iPhone 11 Pro models.


Apple made changes to upgrade the cameras on the 2019 models, extended battery life by one to five hours (depending on the model) and improved the handset's protection from water. The triple-camera setup on the back of the iPhone Pro models seemed to be the feature mentioned the most by those waiting on line. The 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch variants (both sporting OLED panels) feature a 12MP Wide primary camera, a 12MP Telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, and the new 12MP Ultra-wide camera. The iPhone 11, with its 6.1-inch LCD screen, now carries on its back the 12MP Wide and 12MP Ultra-wide cameras. All three models will take viewable photos snapped under low-light environments thanks to the new Night Mode feature. And Deep Fusion uses the AI capabilities of the A13 Bionic chip to go through multiple exposures in order to stitch together the best photo possible.


Apple claims that the battery on the iPhone 11 runs one-hour longer than the one on the iPhone XR, while the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max batteries last four and five hours longer respectively than those on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. And the iPhone 11 can be submerged to a depth of 6 and half-feet for as long as thirty minutes, doubling the protection afforded to the iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 Pro models can both be submerged to a bit over 13-feet for up to half an hour, more than doubling the five feet that last year's AMOLED models could be safely kept underwater. All three units are also protected from spills which means that getting coffee or soda all over the devices is not a problem.

The iPhone 11 is offered with 64GB ($699), 128GB ($749) or 256GB ($849) of storage in White, Black, Green, Yellow, Purple and PRODUCT(RED). The iPhone 11 Pro can be purchased with 64GB ($999), 256GB ($1,149) or 512GB ($1,349) of storage in Space Gray, Silver, Midnight Green, and Gold. The iPhone 11 Pro Max also is available with 64GB ($1.099), 256GB ($1,249) or 512GB ($1,449) of storage in Space Gray, Silver, Midnight Green, and Gold.

Also released today is the Apple Watch Series 5 with watchOS 6 pre-installed. The hot new feature for the timepiece is the always-on display. The GPS model in aluminum starts at $399 while the same style for the GPS + Cellular variant starts at $499. Stainless steel models are priced at $699 and up, those with a titanium case are $799 and up and the Apple Watch Series 5 in ceramic will run you $1,299 and up.

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33 Comments

1. DBozz

Posts: 68; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

As if they are giving iPhones for free. Only crazy and retarded people go and stand in line before stores to get those ridiculously priced phones... when will these people realise that these fruit companies are living their luxury life with our hard earned money by fooling and spoiling these people's mind.

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2253; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You are speaking from all executive level personnel that work for high profile companies. You can't single out Apple without speaking about the entire picture of making corporate America rich. Your Android phone you bought and the carrier that you spend money with are making money off you as well. Last I checked your phone isn't or wasn't free nor do you have free phone service. So either way, people/buyers want to pay for what they want. Just the same applies to you.

21. DBozz

Posts: 68; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

U r definitely off the topic. I was talking about apple's own illusion world that they created to keep these people in line before stores to give away their freaking 1000$... doing so you yourself made you the cheapest creature even though u are well afford to spend 1000$. And i kn how corporates work not just USA but all over the world. I just find the lining b4 stores for hrs and days are soo immature act of the people. I thought this stupid act died with 80s and 90s kids... am wrong!

31. oldskool50 unregistered

I agree with you 1005 It is stupid to stand in line for a phone. Standing in line for tickets to an amusement park or vacation spot, where 1000's of people attend, or a sporting event is one thing. But for a phone, that will be readily available in days, is completely stupid. The few times I did see Apple's customers standign in line in Chi-Town in the frikkin rain, in some cases with no unmrellas getting soaked, showed me how much a total set of losers thes epeople are. I once stood in line for the SNES when it came out, because it was in such limited supply on release. That yes I went to Best Buy and wait for when the doors open to get one. There were probably over 100+ in line. after that I said I would never stand in lien for a gadget ever again.

30. oldskool50 unregistered

100% true. But i would never stand in line for a phone. That is completely stupid. When carriers started doing pre-orders, that is what i started using. I never stood in line for an iPhone and never will. It's stupid to stand in line ot get a product, just to try to be first when most people aren't gonna be. I also find it stupid to stand in line for a product that will be readily available on launch day somewhere in the world, even if not in YOUR part of the world. Every iPhone I bought on launch day was available to buy without a pre-order. This was true of all the iPhone 4,7 & X. I didn't stand in line. I didn't pre-order the 4. I did pre-order the 7, but also not the X.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're basically speaking of every for profit company on earth, living their luxury life off of our hard earned money. How about this, people can buy what they want, and use their hard earned money to buy it.

2. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

64GB for the pro versions of the phone should not exist in my opinion. Start at 128GB, especially if you plan on charging that much....but hey.....I'm not suprised.

3. blingblingthing

Posts: 977; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

It's cheaper to market as a Pro edition and let the buyer assume it would be 128gb.

4. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

I still can't wrap my head around the fact that Apple have the balls to charge $1,000 for a 64GB phone and people would gratefully buy it. That's brainwashing at it's finest.

6. Vancetastic

Posts: 1581; Member since: May 17, 2017

They not only buy it, they also tell you that you are wrong for expecting more. That part just blows my mind.

7. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Yup and saying how they're using only half of it anyway :))

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31311; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That’s actually what Midan does.

18. Vancetastic

Posts: 1581; Member since: May 17, 2017

I'm just about convinced that midan is a actual Apple bot.

20. Foxgabanna

Posts: 607; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

But if you owned Apple and people brought your product, why complain? Most people don't really do anything with their phone besides browse social media and text/calls.

26. Vokilam

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that Samsung and other android manufacturers have the balls to charge around $1000 for a phone that runs an OS they got for FREE. See you can pick anything from any phone and make that statement. Just because people find value in something else than you doesn’t mean they're brainwashed. People find something else on an iPhone more valuable than the extra 64gb or space on your Samsung.

27. mackan84

Posts: 555; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Yeah like having the only triple camera system calibrated as one unit, good Dolby atmos, real Audio zoom, no freezing when switching between lenses and so on. Anyone wonder why Apple copies features, because someone needs to make sure they’re done right. Check out iphonedo in YT when he compares 11 pro to note 10

32. oldskool50 unregistered

But if this was some other brand doing it, they would be criticizing them for it. Look how long Apple stuck with 16GB, when other phones were already at 32Gb and 64GB in many cases. Samsung did a huge jump from 128 on the Note 9 to 256 on the Note 10. Even the Note 8 came 128GB The S8 was 64GB, when Apple was still using 16GB. Pro doesn't need to be in the name. Its the price tag that shoudl matter. Any phone costing $1000 should be 128/256 period. In fact for a price $750-900 it should be 128/256. At $1000 it should be 256/512. I mean check out the prices -https://www.trendforce.com/price/flash 128GB of NAND is only 4.40 per 1M on an order. Apple charge how much to go from 64GB to 256GB? Way more than that. In fact once 1M iPhones are sold, they have paid for enough storage for several phones. Samsung makes there own storage, which means technically its more expensive for them to make vs Apple buy it 3rd party. But Samsung uses it for a money grad too. But at least the Note 9 came 128GB to start and the Note 10 is 256Gb to start. Appel still lags behind. and notice no one says a thing. But they all pointed fingers at Samsung not having a 90/120hz display. But look Apple didn't either. Do you see Apple fanatics pointing fingers at Apple? NOPE. Because they are opportunistic hypocrites.

16. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

there’s an icloud dude. You know how it works, its pretty simple, take a pic on your iphone and it will send to all your idevices.

5. Wazupmrg

Posts: 189; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

So... They're crazy for a triple camera system many other manufacturers have had for a year, one extra hour of battery which still doesn't last as long as several other flagship phones, and 64gb base storage when others start at 256gb. Wow, doesn't take much for sheep to get excited

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2253; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Got one 11 Pro Max 256 in my hands. So far, my XS Max 512 with iOS13 is more than what I need. It's going back by today. Not that I'm impressed, but for those that have a XS Max there is no need for an 11 Pro Max.

8. mel0524

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You know why this year apple will have more lower revenue on sale??? Because the trade-in program worst from many past years. So good luck to all in line to think they get good deal trade-in FYI for people that will trade in they're eligible iPhones, apple and all network carrier that do the trade-in NOW only accept trade-in if your iPhone is in good condition +MUST HAVE ORIGINAL APPLE screen or it will be rejected on eligibility to trade! They will give u option of fix it from apple store that u will sheD $200-tax & up depend on what iPhone u got or hit the highway because u will be rejected for trade in period! No exceptions lol

10. whatev

Posts: 2332; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Welcome switchers!!! < 333

13. mudcat626

Posts: 230; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

What a salty bunch here. Go to the Samsung store and get your phone and stop hating on Apple. Oh wait.......no Samsung store......lol

14. Alcyone

Posts: 488; Member since: May 10, 2018

Correct. Only 3 Samsung Experience stores exist. 1. Garden City (New York) 2. Los Angeles 3. Houston May only be 3, but they have a much more immersive customer experience. Nice try.

34. oldskool50 unregistered

We don't need Samsung stores. What good is it. fact, Samsung has several authorized repair centers in almost every state. Where U live, we have a place called, ubreakifix which is located right outside of downtown chi-town. It is an authorized Samsung repair. Theer are 4 of them in the area. More than enough. taking your phone to Apple only guarantees if they can't fix it, which most times they don't. They simply replace the device. My carrier does that for me. The times I've need a device repair, usually you ave to contact the carriers insurance. However some location I am aware of, keep refurbs in stock for replacements. I've gone to my favor VZW location 4 times and had my device replaced right in the store. For how much? Since i have the insurance, I just pay the same $200 I would pay top the insurance. The huge benefit is, I can just put it on the bill and pay it later and not upfront, liek you have to with the insurance. Who needs Apple stores? There are more VZW stores vs Apple stores. And in the event they can't repair my phone, some store give loners, until yours arrives next day. It is nice that Apple has some store. but see, we can get 3rd party repairs with no issue. 3rd party repairs on an Apple device could land you a brick.

15. starkclark24

Posts: 3; Member since: May 28, 2015

What did they expect? the same housing same phone couple of tweaks big deal. Disappointed in the direction the company is going.

17. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Its not like android that needs to evolve every year to satisfy people. Maybe next year, you should ask Samsung to give you circle galaxy phones

33. oldskool50 unregistered

Android evolves every year becaus eit is suppose too. Things change on Android and capabilities change every year. Unlike iOS which has been basically the same since 2007. Change is good. Those who change are the ones on top. Those that rest on their laurels, end up out of business. Ask Microsoft, Nokia and others how no changes went for them. I don't know who you are or care, but you are one lazy minded person. The lights are on upstairs, but no one is home for sure.

24. sirohunter

Posts: 204; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

No i wouldn’t say the lines are small my phone died and I needed one ASAP. Stood 2 hours in line to get that damn Apple thing.

28. Vogue1985

Posts: 480; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

The funny thing is most of these folks will buy a 64gb,believing they will save money by paying for the icloud monthly service lol.

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