Around the world, a muted launch for Apple’s iPhone 8

Around the world, a muted launch for Apple's iPhone 8

Around the world, a muted launch for Apple’s iPhone 8

SAN FRANCISCO/SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) launch of the iPhone 8 kicked off with less fanfare on Friday than new models in previous years in the United States, Asia, Australia and Britain, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X, due out in early November.In San Francisco’s Union Square, 50 miles from Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, just 80 people were lined up at the company’s flagship store, a sharp contrast to years past when lines stretched for blocks when new products were released.In Australia, hundreds of people usually gather at Apple’s Sydney city store, with queues winding down George Street in the central business district. But there were fewer than 30 people lining up before the store opened on Friday, according to a Reuters witness.

Källa: Around the world, a muted launch for Apple’s iPhone 8

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.