With the ability to pre-order and reserve a slot to collect the latest phones, fanfare at the Apple Store was less than earlier years of the iPhone, which saw hundreds of hopeful customers camping outside overnight.
The iPhone XS and XS Max are among the most expensive smartphones you can buy, pricier than many laptops and televisions. For Apple in particular, the length of lines have becoming less important as it sells more phones online and adjusts its business model.
You have got to hand it to Huawei - not only are their marketing skills on point by targeting the competition's customers with their products, but they showed a little sense of humour, too. She joined the queue along with the luggage to purchase two iPhone XS Max devices.
Yes, it doesn't sound a lot but this is the biggest battery ever on an iPhone.
It said the larger models with the smallest storage capacity also did not do well, with the 64GB iPhone XS Max being resold at HK$1 more than the original price.
Huawei couldn't resist trolling Apple fans following biggest iPhone tradition
Huawei can't stop taking shots at Apple. If you decide later you want to see more of the ocean, you can adjust the background via the edit button. YouTube channel TechSmartt performed the first drop test of Apple's new iPhones on Thursday, which is especially interesting given that Apple said the iPhone XS and XS Max have "the most durable glass in the world".
Long story short: One iPhone XS Max survived being in a bowl of fresh water for 30 minutes with no visible damage. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is also R799pm, while the Huawei P20 Pro is priced at R569 per month. Now, customers are looking at almost double that price if they want to buy the new iPhone XS with 64 GB.
If you're not in the market for another iPhone, can't afford one or just can't bring yourself to spend the money, consider upgrading your existing software to iOS 12 to make it feel new again.
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