Accordingly, even when taking into account the exchange rate, Singaporeans are paying around $150 to $180 extra for the two iPhone 8 models, $170 to $200 extra for the two iPhone 8 Plus models, and $220 to $250 extra for the two iPhone X handsets.
Three young Sydneysiders who spent 11 days camped outside the Apple store in the CBD have been cheered by staff members as they became the first Aussies to buy the new iPhone.
If you head over to Apple's online store now, you can probably get yourself the brand new iPhone 8 within a week, which is another reason not so many people will be queuing up overnight for the new phones.
Australians may have started to line up for the new iPhones before the keynote, but after the announcement that put a massive focus on iPhone X, the country isn't feeling too fuzzy about the already-neglected iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. "But there were fewer than 30 people lining up before the store opened on Friday".
There could be a rather simple explanation as to why this launch day felt so different, however: In a little over a month, for the first time in Apple's history, the store will host its second iPhone launch, the one for the much more anticipated iPhone X.
The iPhone X loomed over this entire launch - and, in a way, the store itself.
The iPhone X will be available on November 3 at a base model price of $999. It includes the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus that arrived Friday, plus the far pricier, more advanced iPhone X scheduled to arrive six weeks later, which many Apple investors.
A customer being handed over her new iPhone 8.
If you'd prefer to pick up the phones SIM-free, the iPhone 8 is priced £699 for the 64GB edition.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone 8 during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California. "If they missed because customers are waiting for the X", she said, "that would be a good miss".