Thousands of Customers Waiting in Line at Apple Retail Stores for iPhone XS, XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 as Global Launch Continues

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    iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 have started rolling out in Australia and New Zealand where it is after 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 21, and in other countries, as the launch date approaches, customers are queueing up with the hopes of purchasing one of Apple's new devices.

    At the Orchard Road store in Singapore, where the new smartphones and watches will be available in a few hours, hundreds of people are waiting and have been camped out since much earlier in the day.

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    It's hot in Singapore, so potential customers have been provided with numbered wristbands to mark their place in line and are allowed to leave for up to one hour for meal breaks.


    There's a similar scene at Apple's Berlin store, where customers have been lining up overnight. Berlin customers still have several hours to wait before the new devices are available in the country.


    Customers in Austria are also lining up to get an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, but with hours to go, the line is still small.

    Most U.S. stores don't appear to have significant lines, but people will likely start lining up late at night as the launch date approaches.

    Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max were not particularly constrained when pre-orders launched, but some iPhone XS Max models began selling out for launch day shipments within about a half hour of when pre-orders went live. Apple Watch Series 4 models were harder to come by and sold out quickly.

    Orders placed for iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch orders from Apple today will not ship out until October, which is likely why many customers are trying their luck waiting in line for a walk-in purchase.

    Customers in the United States who did not pre-order and who are hoping for a launch day device should get to an Apple retail store or carrier store as early as possible.

    Are you planning to wait in line for an Apple device this year? Let us know in the comments.

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    I understand the the LUST.... But for a PHONE..... To each there own. I'll sit at home and wait for my pre order, no matter how late or early that delivery time will be.
     
  4. Reapro macrumors newbie

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    Waiting in line for a phone or watch, it's just sad.
     
  5. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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    I'll order online when Apple releases the next iPhone SE
     
  6. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

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    No need for me. Getting mine tomorrow at noon. I can wait 4 hours after 8 am. But those standing in line will be waiting a lot longer than that. What's more I can sit at home while waiting? :D:cool:
     
  7. RedGala macrumors regular

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    Apple Store at the mall tomorrow evening will probably be fine tbh
     
  8. KPandian1 macrumors 6502a

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    My very good opinion of Singapore as seen on "Crazy Rich Asians" just sank into the Indian Ocean! Nuts to stand in a queue in such heat.
     
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    No it’s not. I wouldn’t do it, but it’s not sad. It’s what they want to do, with their free time, and they will use their money for it. Some people stay in line for hours to watch a football game (which may be even on TV) or a concert, and some people will even pay otrageous amounts for it.
     
  10. tresmith macrumors 6502

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    C'mon people this is getting old. I ordered my phone and will probably have it before most of these fools all while lounging around the house in my boxers. lol
     
  11. CLS727 macrumors regular

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    WHY do people do this???

    The online pre-order gets you the phone on release day anyway....

    Not to mention the XS isn't so dramatically different than last year's phone.
     
  12. diplodocus macrumors newbie

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    Nice to see that consumerism is far from over.
     
  13. macduke macrumors G3

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    I want to see someone in line with a notch haircut. Pretty please?
     
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    The higher the price the longer the lines.
    They’re setting trend.
     
  15. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030

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    I think it's silly to wait outside of a store for anything that's not a limited release product, but I won't judge anyone.

    Shine on, you crazy diamonds.
     
  16. legacyb4 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure we are all guilty of frittering and wasting the hours in an off-hand way; the value of our own time is ours to determine...
     
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    It is if you have an iPhone 8 or earlier.
     
  18. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    Stop dissing people who queue. I don’t personally, but people do and it’s up to them. Many like the shared experience and the fun of doing it. Why go to a live sports game when you can watch it on TV...
     
  19. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Well said. It's none our business what people do with their time. It's no different than people waiting in line for sneakers.
     
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    Almost as sad as seeking acknowledgement from a group of internet nobodies?
     
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    ... Reapro says, impatiently tapping his foot as he waits in line for the club.
     
  23. CLS727 macrumors regular

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    My point is, they are waiting in line for a product that won't be revolutionary to anyone they bump into on the street.

    Like the FIRST iPhone was in 2007.... or the FIRST iPad.... they were incredible to see/hold for the first time.... nobody had experienced anything like it before.

    Not true for this year's models.
     
  24. yaxomoxay macrumors 68020

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    Yeah they’re doing nothing bad. Actually, they are among people so they might make a new friend, or they might just engage in interesting conversations.
    It’s certainly less wasted time than being in front of a TV watching general entertainment (or worse... TMZ!), something we kinda all do.
     
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  26. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    If the Mac Mini ever gets released, I would like to see people line up for it so that it sends a message to Apple.
     

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