While I would give you points for saying BlackBerry, it is, of course, Apple, and the people are queuing up to get their hands on either the iPhone XS or XS Max that were announced last week. Wait times are similar in Hong Kong and Australia, while deliveries are taking one to two weeks in Mainland China.
Apple may have nearly scrubbed AirPower from its website, but the iPhone XS and XS Max manuals suggest it's still alive. All three devices escaped the pocket height test relatively unscathed save for some very minor scuffing around the edge on the iPhone XS.
Huawei was spotted giving away free power banks to customers in line for a new iPhone model at Apple's store on Orchard Road in Singapore.
Rectangular or cylindrical batteries are pretty common, but the iPhone XS' one-cell L-shaped battery is something else. Customers who had lined up for hours erupted in anger when Apple, unsure about how to handle the massive crowd, chose to halt sales of the iPhone 4S in the last minute. The iPhone XS retails for Rs 99,900 (64GB), Rs 1,14,900 (256GB) and Rs 1,34,900 (512GB), while the iPhone XS Max retails for Rs 1,09,900 (64GB), Rs 1,24,900 (256GB) and Rs 1,44,900 (512GB). Moreover, person willing to purchase two phones was given a wristband which allowed him to leave the long queue and return within 30 minutes to retain his position.
"I bought the iPhone X past year, but I took it back the next day and stuck with my iPhone 7 Plus", she said. Like the iPhone X, both new phones have an L-shaped recess to accommodate their batteries.
As for whether he would ever consider using a Huawei phone in the future, Zheng said: "Maybe one day, when Apple has really screwed themselves up with their hardware, I may make the switch", he added. Some who aimed to resell the phones to scalpers only offered HK$1 (US$0.13) more than the original price.
Apple says the iPhone Xr will be available to pre-order from October 19.