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In Pictures: Waiting and waiting and waiting for iPhone 5

Apple fanboys/fangirls line up at Apple Stores from NYC to Tokyo

  • Those seeking to be among the first to buy Apple's iPhone 5 have been camping out at Apple Stores and other retailers for days, ever since Apple unveiled its latest smartphone last week. Pre-orders have gone through the roof, but some people just can't wait for mail delivery of the magical device, which now could be three to four weeks out. Here's what the scene looks like in New York City and Tokyo.

  • 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.

  • A man waits for the release of Apple's iPhone 5 near Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo.

  • A portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is seen on a BMW car near people waiting for the release of iPhone 5 in Tokyo.

  • Customers wait in line outside the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, for Friday's iPhone 5 models to go on sale.

  • Customers wait in line outside the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

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