Early adopters in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia are taking receipt of launch day iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max orders, while customers begin to line up to buy the same devices.
Apple fans are beginning to line up outside of flagship Apple Stores as sales of iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Max commence. In many areas, the turnout is not as large as Apple's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro launch in October, but lines are forming nonetheless due to coronavirus safety measures.
As usual, buyers are posting photos of the new handsets to Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets. Users are also posting photos of launch day scenes at Apple Store locations in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong:
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The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are slated to launch globally on Friday. Due to pandemic concerns, Apple is limiting the number of customers allowed in its stores and has facilitated no-contact deliveries in many regions. In the U.S. and Europe, the company has installed bank teller-like "express" experiences at some stores to limit lines and encourage social distancing.
Update: As it does with every major launch, Apple early Friday issued a press release showcasing photographs of the first customers to get their hands on iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max at Apple Sydney.