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iPhone X comes in stores, lines in Sydney, San Francisco, London

Staff Writer |
At 8 a.m. local time on Friday, November 3, iPhone X went on sale around the world.

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Hundreds of people queued outside Apple’s store in central Sydney early on Friday to be among the first in the world to buy the new iPhone X.

Around 400 people lined up outside Apple’s flagship Sydney branch to pay A$1,579 ($1,218) for the 10th-anniversary model, a glass-and-stainless-steel device that CEO Tim Cook billed as “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.”

Apple CFO Luca Maestri said the company was “quite happy” with how manufacturing of the iPhone X was progressing, noting that “production is growing every week, and that’s very, very important during a ramp period.”

In the United States, some reportedly fought outside the San Francisco Apple Store to figure out who was first in line.

A long line spanned around the block outside Apple's flagship London store as punters waited to get their hands on the iPhone X.

In Singapore, a huge crowd gathered by Thursday evening in front of the Apple Store on Orchard Road. According to one report, users apparently stood in line as early as Wednesday.

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