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iPhone 5 Now on Sale in the U.S.

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The iPhone 5 just launched in the U.S. along the east coast. Fortune's Philip Elmer-Dewitt is at the 5th Avenue Store and notes that the line is longer than last year's iPhone 4S line:
We're here at the big glass cube of Apple's (AAPL) flagship Fifth Avenue store for the launch of the iPhone 5. The queue of customers isn't as long as the 1,200 that greeted the iPad 2, but at 7 a.m. -- one hour before doors open -- I counted 710 heads, 52% more than the 400 at the iPhone 4S launch.
The first day pre-orders for the iPhone 5 doubled last year's iPhone 4S launch. That initial set of pre-orders for the iPhone 5 should arrive throughout the day.

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pantherus05

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Can you purchase the phone for FULL retail at Apple Stores now? Or still only 2-year subsidized contract pricing? And if you can purchase FULL retail is it unlocked? If not, when and how can you get it unlocked...

Thanks.
 
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chr1s60

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Only a little over 700? Guess all the online criticism after the keynote was right, Apple doesn't have it anymore.

I hope the iPhone 6 will have worked out the bugs in iPhone 5.

Good point. I'm thinking about getting a cd player, think the bugs are all worked out of those?
 
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NedBookPro

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Feb 13, 2011
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Today...
iPhone 5 panned...
iPhone 4S pwned !!!!

5 just doesn't have enough to upgrade from 4.
Especially when the 4S works out at half the price in my case.

Sorry Apple... not this time... maybe 5S

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Raftysworld

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I wish the fandroids would stop this fake "scuffing" debacle. Notice how no one is actually posting any pictures?
 
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nick_elt

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Can you purchase the phone for FULL retail at Apple Stores now? Or still only 2-year subsidized contract pricing? And if you can purchase FULL retail is it unlocked? If not, when and how can you get it unlocked...

Thanks.

if your not in Nth America :)
You will have to wait if you are there.
 
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bigjnyc

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Apr 10, 2008
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Today...
iPhone 5 panned...
iPhone 4S pwned !!!!

5 just doesn't have enough to upgrade from 4.
Especially when the 4S works out at half the price in my case.

Sorry Apple... not this time... maybe 5S

.

I'm sure Apple deeply regrets losing your business.
 
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SgtPepper12

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Sometimes living in Europe is really cool. I mean, we're literally hours ahead of the USA. My iPhone 5 feels old already.
 
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RayK

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I wish the fandroids would stop this fake "scuffing" debacle. Notice how no one is actually posting any pictures?
Ifixit did post pictures, but you know people are going to have the issue and complain. Not that they aren't right, but when phones are used (and abused) these things happen. Maybe they should have made it a bit tougher to scuffs?
 
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Neodym

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My first thought when looking at the picture: this is how the iPhone would look in incarnation 12 to 15. Must be like 2000 something pixels by 640, so the width will stay the same... :p:D
 
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