What you need to know
- The first customers in the world are starting to receive their new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
- Customers in New Zealand and Australia are among the first to get the new phones.
- The Sydney, Australia Apple Store is already open for customers.
The first customers in the world have begun to receive their new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro in the mail, and some Apple Stores are beginning to open to customers who are venturing out to buy one of the new phones on launch day.
Reported by MacRumors, customers in New Zealand and Australia are among the first in the world to get their hands on Apple's new iPhone lineup. Customers in New Zealand, a country without an Apple Store, have posted photos of them beginning to receive their new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro in the mail.
Coronavirus not stopping queue at Sydney Apple Store for iPhone 12. First guy in line has been here since 1130 last night pic.twitter.com/pIZGvdwPVpCoronavirus not stopping queue at Sydney Apple Store for iPhone 12. First guy in line has been here since 1130 last night pic.twitter.com/pIZGvdwPVp— Daniel Van Boom (@dvanboom) October 22, 2020October 22, 2020
A video by Tech Guide shows the first customers entering the store on launch day.
Apple is approaching this year's iPhone launch a little different than years past due to the pandemic. In-person reservation systems and "Express" retail storefront formats will be used to prevent long lines and ensure employee and customer safety.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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