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iPhone 6s draws long lines in South Korea

by Jacob Kleinman | October 23, 2015October 23, 2015 9:20 am PDT

Samsung and LG may have home-field advantage in South Korea, but that hasn’t stopped Apple from selling tons of iPhones in the country. Now it looks like Cupertino could have another hit on its hands with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which started selling in Korea on Friday.

Patently Apple reports that long lines were already forming on Thursday morning as shoppers raced to buy the iPhone 6s. The country’s three major carriers sold out their pre-orders in under 10 minutes, so it’s no surprise that people were lining up in person. On top of that, all three carriers also held special events to draw in even more shoppers.

Samsung and LG actually lowered prices to compete with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but it’s unclear if that made much of a difference. Apple boasted more than 13 million unit sales back in September when the devices first launched. The company plans to offer its new iPhones in over 130 countries by the end of the year.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus aren’t much of change visually, though they still pack some interesting new features. 3D Touch is a pretty exciting improvement and Live Photos are a nice perk as well. That may not be enough to justify an upgrade from the iPhone 6, but if you’re still holding onto an older model it’s probably worth swapping up.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...