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Get ready to queue: Experts predict 'unprecedented demand' for Apple's iPhone 5

Thursday, September 13, 2012
By MARK PRIGG

The unveiling sparked a media frenzy as journalist tried to get hands on time with the new phone - but experts warn queues to buy one could be massive

For past launches people have queued for days, travelled thousands of miles and spent thousands of pound to be among the first to own Apple's newest products.
Now experts believe the iPhone 5 could dwarf them all, with 'unprecedented demand' expected for the handset.
Today Apple was preparing to open online pre-orders for the hugely anticipated gadget, which goes on sale on Friday 21st September.

Delighted: Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Dave Grohl, right, look at the new iPhone 5

Experts are expecting huge queues for the gadget at Apple stores around the world as fans compete to become among the first to own the new gadget.
'I think we'll see unprecedented demand,' said Stuart Miles of web site Pocket Lint.
'People have holding off upgrading, and now they'll buy.
'I think we'll see huge demand as soon as preorders go live - and the key will be how much stock apple has, as they will want to make sure they have enough when the stores open next friday.

Hundreds of fans queue at the Covent Garden Apple store, but experts say many more could turn out for the iPhone 5.

Preorders will be huge, but we'll also see huge queues at stores'.
Apple has traditionally sold the iPhone it all of its retail store, and fans often queue for days outside to be among the first to own them.
Will Findlater, the editor of Stuff magazine, said the new handset is likely to become Apple's bestselling product.

Fans even camped for days on regent Street and around the world when Apple put the iPad 3 on sale.

'People will want to get it first to show off to their friends, which was a problem with the 4S'
It has a larger 4" screen, along with a new dock connector and headphone design.
The phone will go on sale on September 21st, and will cost the same as the previous version, the 4S.
With a casing made from glass and aluminium, is it also the thinnest iPhone ever made, at just 7.6mm thick

It also contains an eight-megapixel camera which can take 28-megapixel panoramic shots.
Apple boasted the new handset has eight hours of 3G talk time, and a 225 hour standby time.
It also has an eight megapixel camera with a 3264x2448 sensor, and has improved its performance in low light, and a lens made from sapphire crystal.
The handset also now has a panorama mode to create wide shots.
‘The ocean looks bluer, kids look happier,’ joked Apple's Phil Schiller as he unveiled it.

source: dailymail