NEW YORK – The annual tech tradition of lining up outside Apple stores for the next iPhone resumed Friday, as consumers wait to snag the tech giant’s latest mobile devices: the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
The new iPhones launched in 12 countries Friday, including the U.S. and China, a growing market for both Apple and other smartphone makers.
This year’s release introduced some subtle tweaks, including 3D Touch that gauges the pressure users apply to the touchscreen, a 12-megapixel, rear-facing camera and Live Photos to add animations to your images.
Last week, Apple said the new smartphones are on pace to top last year’s record for opening weekend sales. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster projects Apple will sell 12 to 13 million iPhones during its launch weekend.