[1/5] People stand outside an Apple Store as Apple's new iPhone 15 officially goes on sale across China, in Shanghai, China September 22, 2023.
REUTERS/Aly Song Acquire Licensing RightsSHANGHAI/BEIJING, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Over a hundred customers queued inside Apple's (AAPL.O) flagship store in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai on Friday, waiting to pick up their iPhone 15 orders on the first day of in-store availability.
But the strength of pre-orders in the world's second-largest economy, which began last Friday, has eased worries, with delivery times pushed into November and the premium iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max selling out in just one minute on Alibaba's (9988.HK) Tmall e-commerce site.
Among those at the store was social media influencer Zhang Ming, 25, who said she wanted to try out the iPhone 15 after being unsuccessful in pre-ordering online.
The iPhone 15 includes a new titanium shell, a faster chip and improved videogame-playing abilities.
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