The new Apple-branded iPhone 11 Pro, Pro Max and iPhone 11 that will be available in stores from 20 September onwards are plugged by the company to be the “most powerful iPhones ever” with triple-cameras, larger batteries and other tech and design improvements.
While some Internet users have mocked the new phone’s three-camera design, most iPhone lovers were not taken aback by these comments and still prepared to get their hands on the cherished gadget in advance.
Só eu que achei a Lady Gaga parecida com o Iphone 11?— Sr.Santana (@0Sant_Souza0) September 19, 2019
Iphone 11 // Lady Gaga pic.twitter.com/jO62dZpHVD
The company is not unused to long queues and overnight anticipation of its products, with the iPhone 11 launch not being an exception to the rule. Some Apple hunters were spotted camping outside the Orchard Road Apple Store in Singapore which surprisingly attracted a large crowd of buyers who were ready to stay awake for more than 24 hours to be the first ones in line.
People queueing up for iPhone 11 at Orchard Apple Store. My goodness me pic.twitter.com/0MOvHUk2oD— تومي (@thommyjr_) September 19, 2019
Asia One news outlet even produced a survival guide for those selflessly willing to wait for the new iPhone model, with advice from the media source including bringing portable fans, spraying mist from water bottles and stocking up on “haze masks” due to hazardous air quality season in Singapore – which nevertheless did not stop the crowd from staying outdoors, even after warnings from the authorities.
In Russia, where the prices for the new iPhones are expected to be the highest in comparison to all other countries – around $2053 for iPhone 11 Pro Max in comparison to $1449 in the US - people went as far as to start selling their places in a queue several days prior to iPhone 11 in-store arrivals.
Two of the most prominent Russian classified ads websites ‘Avito’ and ‘Yula’ have displayed a number of adverts uploaded by random users who were offering their services to stay up in a store line for up to three days, by one or in group shifts, with the most expensive offer on the ‘Yula’ website currently charging more than $4,000 (RUR 300,000) for the service.
While some Apple fans managed to pre-order the new iPhone models in advance, and now are waiting for their shipments to be sent, from 20 September onwards, some users shared taunting memes about the worldwide craze that always surrounds the release of new iPhones.