In the US, as of midday Friday new online iPhone XS orders aren't scheduled to arrive until between October 5 and October 12.
Apple's new iPhones are here, and while the iPhone XS improves on the iPhone X in many ways, there's one area where the XS falls behind: battery capacity. The Note 9 was the first overly big phone I felt comfortable using, and I hope after some more time with the iPhone XS Max, I feel the same way. Moreover, the customers in USA have started receiving notifications regarding the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which is slated to arrive by September 21.
Apple fans in Singapore waiting in line for the launch of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max had a pleasant surprise on Thursday night (20 September) after they received free powerbanks from one of Apple's competitors, Huawei.
But on Friday, there was one Apple Store in China where you could still find eager fans lined up outside. Moreover, person willing to purchase two phones was given a wristband which allowed him to leave the long queue and return within 30 minutes to retain his position.
Check out iFixit's complete teardown of both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max here.
As we've witnessed in the myriad of smartphone drop tests before, today's, too, was staged around three separate "types" of drops - a pocket drop, a head-height drop, and finally, a 10-foot drop using all three premium iPhone X and XS models.
Waiting times are shorter than past year when the iPhone X went on sale. While last year's iPhone X had two battery cells for a total charge of 2,716mAh, the iPhone XS has a single, L-shaped cell, with a slightly lower 2,659mAh capacity.
British duo Lucy Hutchinson and James Griffith flew into Australia on Thursday night and made a beeline for the George Street outlet to be sure their new iPhone accessories were a snug fit.
It's that time of year again where people queue up to buy the new phone from a company named after a fruit.