iPhone X goes on sale, bringing out the true Apple superfans

Friday, 03 November 2017, 07:12:08 PM. Apple fans around the world queued to be among those few, those happy few, to get their hands on the iPhone X.
The iPhone X goes on sale in Apple's Sydney store.  Production problems? Forget it. The iPhone 8? A distant memory. Throwing down more than a grand for the latest and greatest iPhone? That's what they're here for. The iPhone X went on sale around the world on Friday, drawing crowds and long lines as Apple fans patiently waited to get their hands on the very best iPhone money can buy. And spend money they did. The iPhone X (that's pronounced "ten" not "ex") just scrapes in under 1K in the US and UK, with a starting price of $999 and £999, respectively. Now Playing: Watch this: Apple fans finally get hands on with the iPhone X 1:20 But in Australia, one of the first countries in the world to start selling the device, that price goes up to AU$1,579. And if you want the larger 256GB capacity, you'll spend a whopping AU$1,879. (That's $1,149 or £1,149 in the US and UK.) This second launch, which comes more than a month after the launch of the iPhone 8, is the latest wrinkle in the annual gathering of Apple fanboys, gadget enthusiasts and publicity seekers. Apple's decision to stagger the launches presented consumers with the dilemma of buying the more readily available iPhone 8 immediately, or holding out for the supposedly supply-constrained iPhone X. Staff wait for crowds to come in to the Apple Store in Sydney on iPhone X launch day.  To the people who showed up today, there was no question which iPhone won out. They turned out in droves, despite (or maybe because of)...Read more
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