iPhone 4 Launches in U.S., France, Germany, U.K. and Japan

Despite early ordering problems and possible reception issues, the iPhone 4 has had a successful launch worldwide to large crowds. Japan was the first country to see the iPhone 4 go on sale and over 300 people lined up at the flagship store for Softbank, the iPhone 4's Japanese mobile carrier. Softbank sold out of the iPhone 4 by early afternoon.

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Regent Street, London, Photo by Rob Smith

France, Germany, and the UK were the next to launch the iPhone 4 and just followed by the U.S. East coast. The lines have been reported to be very long at many of the locations we've heard from. Our own local Apple Store (Richmond, VA) reports their longest lines for any iPhone launch.

Helpful iPhone 4 Resources

Join our iPhone forums to share your experiences or get help with your new device. We've started a few threads for people to get started:

- First Impressions to iPhone 4
- Examples of Photos Taken with iPhone 4
- Examples of Videos Taken with iPhone 4

There's a great example in the Photo thread of how powerful the iPhone 4's camera flash is.

AppShopper is a useful site to find new apps and price drops existing apps. Apple has let loose an enormous number of app updates have been released in the past 24 hours to offer support for iOS multitasking as well as support for the iPhone 4's retina display and gyroscope.

The are over 220,000 apps available, but here are a couple of guides to get you started:

- AppShopper: Essential Apps: Getting Started with iPhone 4
- TouchArcade: So You Just Got an iPhone 4 - An App Store Gaming Guide

Top Rated Comments

99-Turbo Avatar
158 months ago
Minneapolis - Southdale Apple Store. Starting waiting about about 5:45 am, got out the door at 9:30 am. There were several hundred in front of me, and more than that behind when I got out. The in-store process was quick and easy, 10 minutes tops.

There seemed to be an equal number of people in the walk-in line as there were in the reserved line. I'd bet most of the walk-ins are going to end up empty-handed.

Here are some pictures - there was an equally long line to get in on the other side of the mall.

Front of the line at 6:30 am:




Middle of the line:




Back of the line:




Line inside the mall at 7:15 or so -- there were an equally large number of people behind me, too.




Line looking back from the entrance to the Apple Store at about 9:15 am:

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