SINGAPORE — As they do every year, the lines outside stores showed up as expected on iPhone launch day on Friday.
But the lines, which in the past often snaked around the block, were observed to be shorter than usual. In part, this was due to the global stock shortage of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, meaning people wouldn’t get their colour of choice. Many are also choosing to order online and skip the queue.
This is one of the more impressive lines, at the Nubox reseller outlet at Bedok:
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