The iPhone 5: In stores now

The wait is over! Once again the odd cultural phenomenon of geeks camping in line for a store can be seen in the world, because the last week unveiled iPhone 5 is avalaible in stores this friday. Diehards who spent hours waiting in line were being greeted with open doors at Apple stores and other retailers selling the new iPhone 5. [36 photos total]

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Jackie Lin waits in line outside the Apple store on 5th Avenue, for iPhone 5 models to go on sale, in New York (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS) #
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Hazem Sayed yawns as he waits in line outside the Apple store on 5th Avenue, for iPhone 5 models to go on sale, in New York (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS) #
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Customers wait in line outside the Apple store on 5th Avenue, for Friday's iPhone 5 models to go on sale, in New York (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Customers use their iPhones while waiting in line outside the Apple store on 5th Avenue (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Hazem Sayed checks his Apple devices while waiting outside the Apple store on 5th Avenue, for Friday's iPhone 5 models to go on sale, in New York (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Packer charges his iPhone with a portable charger while waiting in line outside the Apple store on 5th Avenue, for Friday's iPhone 5 models to go on sale, in New York (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Customers wait in line outside the Apple store on 5th Avenue, for Friday's iPhone 5 models to go on sale, in New York (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Hazem Sayed is seen reflected on his iPad while waiting in line outside the Apple store on 5th Avenue, for Friday's iPhone 5 models to go on sale, in New York (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Men wearing cardboard hats, depicting Apple's new iPhone 5, pose for photos as they wait for the release of the phone near Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
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Men wearing cardboard hats, depicting Apple's new iPhone 5, wait for the release of the phone near Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
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People wait for the release of Apple's new iPhone 5 in front of Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
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A portrait of Apple co-founder Jobs is seen on a BMW car near people waiting for the release of iPhone 5 in Tokyo (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
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A man waits for the release of Apple's iPhone 5 near Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
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iPhone 5 is displayed in an Apple store in central Sydney shortly after going on sale to the public (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Passerby photographs Apple store logo with his Samsung Galaxy phone in central Sydney (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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People wait in line to buy Apple Inc's iPhone 5 outside an Apple Store in Tokyo's Ginza district (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
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People wait in line to buy Apple Inc's iPhone 5 outside Apple Store in Tokyo's Ginza district (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
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People look at their mobile phones as they queue outside an Apple store and wait to buy an iPhone 5, in central Sydney (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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People play card games as they queue outside an Apple store and wait to buy an iPhone 5, in central Sydney (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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A shopper waiting in a queue outside an Apple store holds cards entitling her to buy two iPhones, in central Sydney (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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People queue outside an Apple store as they wait to buy an iPhone 5, in central Sydney (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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A sign, placed by a passerby, stands next to a line of people outside an Apple store in central Sydney (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Staff at an Apple store hold a meeting before they open their doors to the public, in central Sydney (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Handout photo released by iFixit.com showing a new iPhone 5 being opened using a screwdriver in Melbourne (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Handout photo showing a new iPhone 5 being opened using a screwdriver in Melbourne (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Handout image released by iFixit.com shows a new iPhone 5 which has been opened in Melbourne, (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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People waiting in line to buy Apple Inc's iPhone 5 are reflected on a glass window outside an Apple Store in Tokyo (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
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Kae Shibata and Yutaro Noji show off their new Apple Inc's iPhone 5 outside an Apple Store in Tokyo (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
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People look at Apple Inc's iPhone 5 displayed at an Apple Store in Tokyo's Ginza district (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
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Handout image released by iFixit.com shows various chips of a new iPhone 5 in Melbourne (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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A woman wearing a sleeping bag waits outside an Apple Store as she waits to purchase Apple Inc's iPhone 5 in Tokyo (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
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Customers who just bought an iPhone 5 from an Apple store resells the newly released smartphone, to another man in Hong Kong (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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A customer shows two sets of iPhone 5 that she had ordered online, at an Apple store in Hong Kong (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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A security guard looks on as customers gather outside an Apple store before the release of iPhone 5 in Hong Kong (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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Customers gather outside an Apple store before the release of iPhone 5 in Hong Kong (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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Staff applaud as customers enter to get new iPhone 5 at Apple Store in Hong Kong (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #

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