On Friday, Sept. 20, Apple's iPhone 11 lineup went on sale around the world, in a staggered start from Australia and other Pacific Ocean locales across Asia and Europe and finally to the US as the shopping day began in each time zone.
Justin Harris and Ross Hendrix from Oakland, California, were at the front of the line to get the new iPhone 11 Pro Max at the Apple Store at San Francisco's Union Square. They say they've been coming out the day the latest iPhone goes on sale "for forever."
Natalie Derkach, a 29-year-old from Moscow, got in line at the San Francisco Union Square store shortly after 8 a.m. By 9, she still was toward the back of the line but didn't care how long the wait was. She planned to buy the space gray iPhone 11 Pro in San Francisco because it was cheaper than in her home of Russia. It was "just chance" that she was in the US during the launch, she said.
Muhannad Al Nadaf, 21, was the first in line in Sydney to get an iPhone. He's lined up for the past five years in the hopes of being the first person in the city to snag a new iPhone. He achieved that goal for the first time this year, rocking up to the store at 3 a.m., a full five hours before launch time.