The queues in front of stores were discouraged by Apple for security reasons, but in San Francisco, hundreds of people waited for the opening hours of the Apple Store. On the first day of actual availability at the stores of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple CEO tim cook went to the Apple Store in Palo Alto (California) where some customers were buying new smartphones.

Tim Cook 'surprised' at the launch of new iPhone

The CEO of the Cupertino House was intercepted for a few minutes by the CNBC issuer, who announced he was "thrilled" by what he saw at the launch of the new iPhone.

Some stores, Cook reported, have sold out the first stocks of Phone 8 and 8 Plus, and in many stores, the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE is already over.

About the new Apple Watch, Cook was asked about bugs with LTE networks. Apple CEO said that this is a serious issue and that a fix will resolve the issue with an upcoming update.

As for the big queues of people we used to be in the past years and that we have not been, it has to be said that this is a practice that has long been discouraged by Apple even for security issues and fears.

For this reason, for at least three years Cupertino Corporation prefers to set dates for pre-orders and to ship devices directly to customers starting on the first day of actual availability.

Alternatively, practices have been put in place that allows you to book your devices and then retrieve them to the store at predetermined hours, which helps clear the queues.

In fact, in San Francisco, a hundred people waited early in the morning to buy new iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3. However, most of the foreigners who were there to grab the phone or smartwatch before returning to their country where or will come soon afterward or will be much more expensive.

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Countries where new iPhone is available

The new iPhone is now available in United Arab Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Virgin Islands US, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States.

From Friday, September 29, they will also be available in Andorra, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Estonia. Moreover, Greece.

The battery of the iPhone 8 is smaller as compared to the previous version of iPhone. iPhone 8 has a smaller limit Lithium-particle battery pack inside.