Shanghai customers flock to Apple store for iPhone 15

STORY: The high-end iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models were sold out on the Apple Store on Alibaba’s Small marketplace within a minute of going on sale, China local media reported.

"I don't think there's much of a difference," said Zhang Ming. "But I always appreciate their products."

The iPhone 15’s release drew mixed reactions in China. Many compared the new iPhone to the Huawei Mate 60 Pro, which was applauded by state media as a triumph by China over U.S. sanctions.