Photos: Waiting for the iPhone 5

Updated 10:08 AM ET, Fri September 21, 2012
1 of 12
Tamsyn Vohradsky holds up her iPhone 5 after becoming the first buyer of Apple's new smartphone at a store in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, September 21. AFP/Getty Images
Customers line up outside the Apple Store in Munich on Friday. As Thursday night became Friday morning around the world, thousands of diehards who spent hours waiting in line were greeted with cheers as Apple stores and other retailers began selling the iPhone 5. AFP/Getty Images
Customers wait outside the Covent Garden in London on Friday. Throngs of shoppers lined up outside Apple stores in Sydney, Tokyo, London, Paris and Munich, among other cities where the phone went on sale. AFP/Getty Images
Ryan Williams, 22, of Kent, is cheered by Apple employees as he is let into the Apple Store in London, becoming the first to purchase the iPhone 5 smartphone in London on Friday. Getty Images
Piles of Apple's new iPhone 5 sit in boxes in an Apple store in Paris. AFP/Getty Images
A customer, left, holds euro banknotes to purchase the new phone from an Apple Store employee in France. AFP/Getty Images
Customers hold umbrellas as they wait in line in Tokyo. bloomberg/getty images
Customers in Paris wait for the Apple Store to open. AFP/Getty Images
Apple Store employees applaud a customer after his new purchase. AFP/Getty Images
A customer, left, is greeted by employees as she enters the Hong Kong Apple store. AFP/Getty Images
Customers queue up to purchase Apple's iPhone 5 in Paris. AFP/Getty Images
Apple employees greet a customer in Hong Kong. AFP/Getty Images