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Few Apple fans line up for iPhone 8, 8 Plus in Japan as many are waiting for X model

Apple’s latest iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones featuring upgraded cameras and wireless charging went on sale in Japan on Friday, with eager buyers lining up outside retail outlets in the morning. Around 60 people lined the sidewalk in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo’s upscale Omotesando shopping district before the shop opened at 8 a.m. Preorders appeared to fall short of previous models as many Japanese held out for the new flagship iPhone X coming out on Nov. 3.


As many Japanese haven’t seen the X in person yet, may be they are waiting for a chance to look at it before making a decision. The iPhone 8, with a 4.7-inch display, starts at ¥78,800 ($700) and the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus starts at ¥89,800 ($801).

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