The phones were available only to those who had pre-ordered online, with none stocked for same-day purchase. Those who did not order in advance will have the ability to make an in-store purchase beginning Saturday, September 17.
— gabe slate (@gabeslate) September 16, 2016
The new iPhone has an improved camera, stereo speakers, and, controversially, lacks a headphone jack, an issue that’s been off-putting to many. Those wanting to use normal headphones while charging their phone will no longer have that option, as a converter will need to be plugged into the charging port. The company is pushing Apple-brand wireless headphones instead.
— khadija omari (@khadijaomari) September 16, 2016
Though the lines to pick up the iPhone 7 are not as long as those for the previous iPhone 4 and 6 releases, many people nonetheless got up bright and early, before stores opened.
— José Castillo (@Kryptonlogic) September 16, 2016
In New York City, truck driver Jaime González, who was first in line, told ABC that he had stood in line for three weeks, before the official announcement came out about the new phone’s sale date.
— Brenden Wood (@BrendenWood) September 15, 2016