Apple shares photos of first iPhone 11, 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5 sales

in iPhone edited September 20
As it does every year, Apple on Friday celebrated a start to retail sales of its fall hardware lineup, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max and Apple Watch Series 5, by sharing a few photographs of day-one customers.

Apple Marunouchi
Source: Apple

Unlike past iPhone launches, Apple pushed out a press release highlighting a single store -- long lines and happy buyers at its new brick-and-mortar outlet in Tokyo's Marunouchi district -- instead of multiple international locations.

By contrast, in touting the retail debut of iPhone XS in 2018, the company pulled together photos from Australia, Japan and Singapore.

At Apple Marunouchi, customers were divided into two lines, one to handle preorder reservations and another for all comers. Apple did not comment on sales figures or demand at other locales.

Apple Marunouchi
Lines outside Apple Marunouchi on Sept. 20.

As noted on Thursday, fans were lining up outside of Apple stores overnight and early Friday morning to be one of the first to snag a new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max or Apple Watch Series 5. Customers queued at Apple stores in Dubai, Japan, Singapore and locations across Europe shared photos of their experience online.

With sales starting on Friday, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. local time, Apple's latest mobile products are, as of this writing, available in areas of the Asia-Pacific region, retailers in India and parts of Europe.

Stay tuned to AppleInsider for the latest news about iPhone 11, 11 Pro and Apple Watch Series 5, including upcoming hands-on looks and in-depth reviews.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    Lines over here in The Netherlands...none where I live. Not at the Apple Store, or any of their Apple Authorised Resellers. There were a few people outside of the Store, but one by one allowed in. There was way more personnel than clients. So, good to see pics of queues. I'm sure the new iPhones will sell. They always do.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    JWSCJWSC Posts: 549member
    The line thing has kinda gotten old.  When the iPhone was newish and was bringing amazing new capabilities to a mobile phone the excitement was palpable.

    The new cameras are fantastic.  But it’s only a modest increase in existing capability.  Sure, I’m going to get one.  But no way will I stand outside an Apple store just to be the first on day one.  Most of us have jobs you know.
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