iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K are all available today to early pre-order customers and Apple retail stores in various territories around the world, including Australia, Japan, and New Zealand, the UK and the US.
The UK press has made much of the fact that lines of customers outside the Apple Stores in the UK and Australia are much shorter than in previous years, but this is likely due to the way in which the iPhone X has very much overshadowed the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. AppleInsider reports that more people seem lined up in major cities in the US, including New York, California, and other major cities.
And just as you might expect, the stress test and unboxing videos have already started to appear, including YouTubers JerryRigEverything giving a brand new iPhone 8 a severe battering with all manner of objects, and it seems from this video at least that Apple’s claims that the iPhone 8 glass case is the strongest ever may well be true, with some very impressive results.
Sources: First iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K pre-orders arrive, now on sale at international Apple stores
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