Apple Mania: iPhone 5 hits stores

Sep 22, 2012, 14:22 PM IST
In this picture taken on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, Iranian shopkeeper Amir Ali Beheshti, an Apple products seller, works on a lap top in his store, in an electronics market in northern Tehran, Iran.
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In this picture taken on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, Iranian shopkeeper Amir Ali Beheshti, an Apple products seller, works on a lap top in his store, in an electronics market in northern Tehran, Iran.

Hazen Sayer, an app developer, is first in line outside Apple's Fifth Avenue store on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
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Hazen Sayer, an app developer, is first in line outside Apple's Fifth Avenue store on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Joseph Cruz, 19, far right, from Staten Island, N.Y., waits on line outside Apple's Fifth Avenue store on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
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Joseph Cruz, 19, far right, from Staten Island, N.Y., waits on line outside Apple's Fifth Avenue store on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Kae Shibata 20, left, and Yutaro Noji, 21, show off Apple's iPhone 5 after they bought at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012.
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Kae Shibata 20, left, and Yutaro Noji, 21, show off Apple's iPhone 5 after they bought at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012.

Customers and staff of Apple Inc. celebrate as its store started the sale of Apple's iPhone 5 in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012.
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Customers and staff of Apple Inc. celebrate as its store started the sale of Apple's iPhone 5 in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012.

Customers celebrate as Apple Inc. started selling iPhone 5 at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012.
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Customers celebrate as Apple Inc. started selling iPhone 5 at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012.

A customer shows her new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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A customer shows her new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Customers of iPhone 5 cheer with staff members of Apple Inc. at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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Customers of iPhone 5 cheer with staff members of Apple Inc. at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

A customer tries on her new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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A customer tries on her new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

A customer shows her new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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A customer shows her new iPhone 5 at the Apple store in Hong Kong Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Anthony Fitch displays his iPhone5 which he bought from the Apple store, in Paris, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. The latest version of the iphone went on sale Friday.
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Anthony Fitch displays his iPhone5 which he bought from the Apple store, in Paris, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. The latest version of the iphone went on sale Friday.

Apple workers applaud a customer posing after he purchased an iPhone 5, at the company's store in Covent Garden, London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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Apple workers applaud a customer posing after he purchased an iPhone 5, at the company's store in Covent Garden, London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

People queue up to try and purchase the newly released Apple iPhone 5 at the company's store in Covent Garden, London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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People queue up to try and purchase the newly released Apple iPhone 5 at the company's store in Covent Garden, London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

People queue up to buy Apple iPhone 5 handsets, at the company's store on Regent Street in London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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People queue up to buy Apple iPhone 5 handsets, at the company's store on Regent Street in London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Apple workers gesture with five figners at customers leaving their store after purchasing iPhone 5 handsets in Covent Garden, London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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Apple workers gesture with five figners at customers leaving their store after purchasing iPhone 5 handsets in Covent Garden, London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Hazem Sayed, 54, the first in line to purchase the new iPhone 5, takes pictures outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York.
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Hazem Sayed, 54, the first in line to purchase the new iPhone 5, takes pictures outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York.

A shopper takes a photo of the new Apple iPhone 5 sitting on display in the window of the Apple store in Toronto's Eaton Centre, as the new device goes on sale on Friday Sept. 21 2012.
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A shopper takes a photo of the new Apple iPhone 5 sitting on display in the window of the Apple store in Toronto's Eaton Centre, as the new device goes on sale on Friday Sept. 21 2012.

3.	Wayne Anstey displays his new iPhone 5 outside the Apple Store in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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3. Wayne Anstey displays his new iPhone 5 outside the Apple Store in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Noah Meloccaro, right, compares his older iPhone 4s to the new iPhone 5 held by Both Gatwech, outside the Apple Store in Omaha, Neb., Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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Noah Meloccaro, right, compares his older iPhone 4s to the new iPhone 5 held by Both Gatwech, outside the Apple Store in Omaha, Neb., Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

An Apple employee riles up his coworkers outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store to celebrate the release of the iPhone 5, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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An Apple employee riles up his coworkers outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store to celebrate the release of the iPhone 5, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.