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1,000-strong iPhone 5 queue smashes UK record

Braved the cold Friday morning in a queue for the new iPhone 5? Congratulations – you're a record breaker


Over a thousand people have braved the chilly September morning in London to be some of the first in the country to wrap their mitts around the slender body of the iPhone 5 (reviewed here).

Researchers from 63336 have counted a grand total of 1,297 faithful Appleites who are pouring into Apple’s flagship Regent Street store as we speak, breaking Apple’s previous record of 778 people queuing for the iPhone 4S. And demand is equally high around the world – there have been more than two million pre-orders for the iPhone 5. That’s a lot of new handsets floating around.

With punters from China, Europe and the rest of the world joining Londoners in line, we can only hope that the new flakey iOS 6 Maps app will get them home safely before they lose their way and die of dysentery.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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