iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 Launch Around the World

As the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 go on sale around the world today, Apple has begun collecting photos from Apple retail locations and shared them on its website. This morning, CEO Tim Cook tweeted the short blog post, depicting customers excitedly purchasing the new devices at Apple locations across the globe.

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Specifically, there are images from Apple Passeig de Gràcia in Spain, Apple Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, Apple Omotesando in Tokyo, and Apple Sydney in Australia.

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Thanks to time zone differences, a few customers in New Zealand began receiving their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders yesterday, sharing a few unboxed images of the smartphones online. In the Sydney Apple location, a group of students who had been waiting in line for the iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black -- which was confirmed to be sold out on Wednesday -- walked away with $100 gift cards and two iPhone 7 models each.

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With hype surrounding the iPhone 7, the Apple Watch Series 2 hasn't received as much attention. Apple's wearable device has faced a few pre-order snafus of its own, however, with Best Buy informing early pre-order customers that their launch day shipments would be delayed nearly two weeks. The retailer did the same thing for a few unfortunate iPhone 7 customers, and in compensation offered gift cards to be put towards a future purchase at Best Buy: $50 for Apple Watch pre-orders and $100 for iPhone 7 pre-orders.

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For plenty of customers who pre-ordered early last Friday, their shipments should be arriving as the day progresses. If you're waiting for your own device, be sure to check out the MacRumors forums to view iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 launch day posts from other members.

Related Roundup: Apple Watch Series 7
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Caution)
Related Forums: Apple Watch, iPhone

Top Rated Comments

muadibe Avatar
76 months ago
Just gonna say it. Buying an iPhone 7 is incredibly stupid and short sighted.
You probably shouldn't have said it. Makes you sound idiotic.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BigGatorBaby Avatar
76 months ago
Just gonna say it. Buying an iPhone 7 is incredibly stupid and short sighted.
Everybody is entitled to an opinion I guess...some like to push theirs on others as well.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alfonsog Avatar
76 months ago
Just gonna say it. Buying an iPhone 7 is incredibly stupid and short sighted.
Why is that?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iapplelove Avatar
76 months ago
Not going to lie, it was hard to resist upgrading my 6 plus to a black 7 plus.

But I managed and I'm still alive :)

Fingers crossed next year will be worth the wait. Congrats to those who got their toys today!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ck2875 Avatar
76 months ago
Buying an iPhone 7 is incredibly stupid and short sighted.
The Bokeh effect is supposed to be limited to the 7 Plus.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smacrumon Avatar
76 months ago
Be transparent, release the opening weekend sales figures, Apple!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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