iPhone 5 lines around the world – From New York to Tokyo, people are already lining up outside Apple stores to buy the iPhone 5, which goes on sale Friday. Here, people sit in a queue outside Apple's flagship store in Sydney on Thursday.
Tokyo – Apple store staff hand out free drinks and chocolate to Apple fans queuing on the sidewalk for the launch of Apple's new iPhone 5 in Tokyo.
New York City – Customers line up Monday outside Apple's flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City -- four days before the iPhone 5 goes on sale.
Tokyo – Apple fans line up outside an Apple Store in Tokyo on Thursday. The iPad in the chair reads "15 hours more for iPhone 5."
New York City – A man waits in line Monday outside the flagship Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York.
Sydney – Francis Le holds up a placard in his mock food queue outside Apple's flagship store in Sydney on Thursday in a form of protest against people waiting to buy the iPhone 5. Le is seeking to highlight what he calls the madness of endless consumption and to contrast it with desperate, hungry people around the world.