iPhone 5 Goes on Sale Around the World, First Impressions

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    The iPhone 5 has been launching across the world this evening, starting in Australia and now extending into Europe. The iPhone 5 will go on sale in the U.S. at 8am local time.

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    Mac-TV.de posted this image of the Frankfurt, Germany Apple Store shortly before it opens. USA Today reports on large lines in many countries:
    Meanwhile, one reader from Australia has posted their first impressions of their new iPhone 5 and has been posting more photos in the thread.

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    Of their new iPhone, thaifood wrote:
    Italian site iSpazio.net has posted their own unboxing photos and video.

    Those who have pre-ordered can follow their packages with others in our AT&T, Apple (U.S.), UK, Canadian, Verizon or Sprint pre-order discussion threads. The iPhone 5 will become available in the U.S. at retail stores at 8 a.m. local time.

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  3. Dainin macrumors regular

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    Almost sad I'm not in line.. Instead I wait on ups tomorrow.
     
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    I hear you on that one. I had to make a sign to let the UPS dude know i'll be home. Last year he didn't even knock. He had the package notice already made. put the ugly sticker on my door and I had to go to the plant and wait till 9pm for him to get back.
     
  8. DeltaHF macrumors member

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    That is quite possibly the creepiest wallpaper I have ever seen. :eek:
     
  9. xxgilxx macrumors regular

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    That wallpaper image freaks me out....it's like it's saying: "yes, yes... Puny humans!"
     
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    Please post homemade photos in low light conditions, so i know if i should upgrade from the 4s :)
     
  11. janderson0719 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like an iPhone 6 with a stretched 5 inch display. Fake!!!
     
  12. Sweetooth44 macrumors newbie

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    ^^ The wallpaper is the entrance to a Sydney theme park called Luna Park.

    I got my 32GB White iPhone 5 about 7 hours ago now. Had to really fight to find a Telstra Nano SIM due to demand, but I managed to get one and it's working.

    First impressions:
    - it looks strange at first but use it for an hour and it's so much nicer
    - build quality is second to none - they weren't joking about it feeling like a Swiss watch
    - the clarity and contrast of the screen has been hugely increased
    - the new Lightning cable is a joy to plug in, so much less fiddly than before
    - the front camera is vastly improved, especially in colour temperature
    - scarily thin in comparison to the 4S
     
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    No **** XD
     
  15. Beezzy macrumors 6502

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    Dude USA, were supposed to be #1, why is everyone else ahead of us! lol uggggh tomorrow is gonna be a long wait to get mine in the mail
     
  16. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    well god damn it i still live in the land of the free!


    /murica
     
  17. porky macrumors regular

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    Nice numeration thx :) Have you already taken pictures with it? Quality?
     
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    hehe that's good!
     
  20. Traisoon macrumors member

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    From Singapore! Received by post at 8:15am.
     

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  21. Geminist macrumors member

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    I work in Sydney CBD.

    This is probably my smoothest experience with Apple to date. Ordered the phone no problem, clear delivery details, arrived at office mailroom first thing in the morning.

    All I did was to wander down to Telstra at Wynard Station to pick up a nano sim (they had the sliding door locked so the lady slipped the card through the gap!). Lunch time walked into Telstra Westfield to do a sim swap.

    All done.

    The phone is now still unopened, sitting in my bag. Will be setting it up tonight, can't wait :D
     
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    The earth is round....spinning around the sun...
     
  23. Adam22 macrumors regular

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    yep. creepy is the word.
     
  24. chara33 macrumors newbie

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    Wallpaper

    I want that wallpaper :) but not as hard as i would like to hold the new Iphone in my hands....

    hard times in Austria to wait for it 7 more days:eek:
     
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    First impressions of the new headphones from those with the iphone 5?
     

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