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Apple fans queue overnight to get their hands on the new iPhone 11 as it goes on sale worldwide

The latest round of Apple devices – including three new iPhone handsets and the Apple Watch Series 5 – have gone on sale, with fans across the world queuing to buy the new gadgets.

The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max were first announced by the technology giant at an event at the company’s headquarters in California last week.

Apple said the new Pro devices are the ‘most advanced and most powerful’ the company has ever made, with the first triple rear camera system on an iPhone.

Fans queued outside the tech giant’s flagship UK store on Regent Street, London, last night to be the first in line to buy the new product from 8am.

This was echoed across the world as crowds were also seen in Tokyo, Moscow, Singapore, Sydney and Dubai.

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The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max were first announced by the technology giant at an event at the company’s headquarters last week. Pictured: People waiting to collect their new gadgets from the Regent Street shop

Apple fans try out their new gadgets in Tokyo (pictured) as the products went on sale on Friday for the first time

Apple fans try out their new gadgets in Tokyo (pictured) as the products went on sale on Friday for the first time

Apple said the new Pro devices are the 'most advanced and most powerful' the company has ever made, with the first triple rear camera system on an iPhone. On Friday morning customers were applauded as they entered the brand's Regent Street store in London to collect the new models

Apple said the new Pro devices are the ‘most advanced and most powerful’ the company has ever made, with the first triple rear camera system on an iPhone. On Friday morning customers were applauded as they entered the brand’s Regent Street store in London to collect the new models

Employees welcomed customers at an Apple store in Dubai Mall in the UAE during the new products launch there

Employees welcomed customers at an Apple store in Dubai Mall in the UAE during the new products launch there

The first customer in the queue at the Regent Street store in London jumps into the air when greeted by applauding Apple staff

The first customer in the queue at the Regent Street store in London jumps into the air when greeted by applauding Apple staff

A member of the Apple team poses for a selfie with the new product in London as eager buyers woke up earlier to get the gadget

A member of the Apple team poses for a selfie with the new product in London as eager buyers woke up earlier to get the gadget

The Pro comes in several colours, including a midnight green, space grey, silver and gold

The Pro comes in several colours, including a midnight green, space grey, silver and gold

Sydney man is first in the city to get iPhone after trying for five years

Muhannad Al Nadaf, 21, was the first in Sydney to get the new iPhone.

After five years of trying, Mr Al Nadaf finally came out on top after queuing from 3am.

‘There are a lot of clubs on this road, all the drunk people were coming out and they kept abusing me,’ he told CNET.

Muhannad Al Nadaf was the first to get the new iPhone

Muhannad Al Nadaf was the first to get the new iPhone

Mr Al Nadaf had to remain standing while the council cleaned the floor as he had not brought a chair. 

He bought the iPhone 11 Pro Max in Space Grey and was keen to test out the new tri-camera.

But the number of those queuing for Apple launches has dwindled in recent years as more people choose to pre-order the phone and have it delivered to them, or collect in-store at another time.

All three of the new devices are powered by Apple’s new A13 Bionic processors, which include machine learning capabilities which help make the phones work faster and better optimise battery life.

The firm said iPhone 11 Pro users could see up to five hours’ more battery life as a result of the internal upgrades.

The iPhone 11, which starts at £729, has a dual rear camera system and a 6.1in Liquid Retina display. The iPhone 11 Pro costs £1,049, while the 11 Max is £1,149.

Among the first in the queue outside the firm’s Regent Street store this morning was long-time Apple fan Sam Shaikh, from East Ham, London, who said he had queued since around 4pm on Thursday afternoon.

He said it had been ‘very cold’ overnight but he had blankets and that he was happy to queue for the new phone.

Mr Shaikh, who has queued up for several other Apple launches in the past, added that he was ‘excited to use the new camera’, and that ‘battery life is important too’.

He said he would not queue up for any other gadgets and said you get used to using Apple products and they ‘become part of your life’.

All three devices are also powered by Apple's new A13 Bionic processors. In recent years the crowds waiting to buy the new phones have thinned as people increasingly pre-order online. But some customers still made it out to the Regent Street store this morning (pictured)

All three devices are also powered by Apple’s new A13 Bionic processors. In recent years the crowds waiting to buy the new phones have thinned as people increasingly pre-order online. But some customers still made it out to the Regent Street store this morning (pictured)

A customer takes a selfie at a phone shop on Tverskaya Street, Moscow, after getting her hands on the new product

A customer takes a selfie at a phone shop on Tverskaya Street, Moscow, after getting her hands on the new product

Customers queue outside an Apple store during the start of sales of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and Apple Watch Series 5 at in Frankfurt, Germany

Customers queue outside an Apple store during the start of sales of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and Apple Watch Series 5 at in Frankfurt, Germany

The stainless iPhone Pro boasts three cameras and will be available in four colours, including the new Midnight Green, all with a matte textured finish

The stainless iPhone Pro boasts three cameras and will be available in four colours, including the new Midnight Green, all with a matte textured finish

The firm said iPhone 11 Pro users could see up to five hours' more battery life as a result of the internal upgrades. Pictured: Outside the Regent Street store this morning

The firm said iPhone 11 Pro users could see up to five hours’ more battery life as a result of the internal upgrades. Pictured: Outside the Regent Street store this morning

Crowds gather to test the new iPhone 11 smartphone at an Apple store in Hong Kong on Friday

Crowds gather to test the new iPhone 11 smartphone at an Apple store in Hong Kong on Friday

Fans wait in front of an Apple Store to buy the new product on the first day of the phone's sale in Berlin

Fans wait in front of an Apple Store to buy the new product on the first day of the phone’s sale in Berlin

IPHONE 11 VS. IPHONE PRO/MAX 
iPhone 11  iPhone Pro/ Pro Max
Capacity:
– 64GB, 128GB, 265GB
Capacity:
– 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
Display:
– Liquid Retina HD display
– 6.1‑inch (diagonal) all-screen
– LCD Multi-Touch display
– 1792‑by‑828‑pixel resolution 
Display:
– Super Retina XDR display
– 5.8‑in or 6.5-inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED
-Multi‑Touch display HDR display
– 2436‑by‑1125-pixel resolution
Chip:
A13 Bionic chip Third‑generation Neural Engine
Chip:
A13 Bionic chip
Third‑generation Neural Engine 
Camera
– Dual 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras

– 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 5x Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control

– Portrait Lighting with six effects
(Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono) Optical image stabilization (Wide)

Camera:
– Triple 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras 

– Telephoto: 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 10x

-Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
-Portrait Lighting with six effects

Video:
– 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps

– 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps 720p HD video recording at 30 fps

Video: 
– 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps

– 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps 720p HD video recording at 30 fps

But some customers have branded the new design ‘creepy’, adding that the camera feels like ‘it’s looking at me with three eyes like a spider’.

The new phones are joined by the latest version of Apple’s popular smartwatch – the Apple Watch Series 5 – which has introduced an ‘always on’ display for the first time, as well as a built-in compass alongside a number of software updates.

Pre-orders for the new devices opened last week, and some modest crowds are expected at Apple retail stores on Friday as those who pre-ordered look to be among the first to pick up the new gadgets. 

The iPhone 11, which starts at £729, has a dual rear camera system and a 6.1in Liquid Retina display. Pictured: Outside the Regent Street shop in central London today

The iPhone 11, which starts at £729, has a dual rear camera system and a 6.1in Liquid Retina display. Pictured: Outside the Regent Street shop in central London today

The new phones are joined by the latest version of Apple's popular smartwatch - the Apple Watch Series 5 (pictured at the product launch last week

The new phones are joined by the latest version of Apple’s popular smartwatch – the Apple Watch Series 5 (pictured at the product launch last week 

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