Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have arrived, and notwithstanding shorter lines and smaller group than past launches, some resolute fans have lined as long as 10 days to be among the first to lay their hands on the new phones.
It’s different in China, however, where web users and nearby productions have watched lines so short that staff at Apple stores needed to remove crowd barriers. The same has been seen in Hong Kong, reports the South China Morning Post.
Saying this doesn’t imply that the Chinese aren’t amped up for Apple’s new devices. On Weibo, some Chinese web users say they’d rather sit tight for the iPhone X, Apple’s anniversary version which is set to touch base in November.
Others propose we’re not seeing the typical group because it’s easier to put in a request online now, for example, on Alibaba’s Tmall, which dispatches the phone to your doorstep.
Chinese iPhone purchasers can put in a request for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on web-based shopping sites and have the gadget sent to their doorsteps.
All things considered, the absence of excitement is stressing sellers in China and Hong Kong, who endeavor to take advantage of the new phone releases by taking preorders. In Hong Kong specifically, sellers may wind up with a loss given Apple has an eye on the policy of the exchange there, prohibiting exchange and refunds unless the item is faulty. One individual in Hong Kong who sold two iPhone 8 Plus phones to a Russian trader said he earned just 50% of what he used to make, as per SCMP. In China, profits are currently lesser than 100 yuan (about $15).