Fan’s of Apple iPhone queued overnight just to lay there hands on the new iPhone 5 that goes on sale today September 21 in nine countries. (CNN) — For the most devoted Apple aficionados, it’s been a long week.
But as Thursday night became Friday morning around the world, some of those diehards who spent hours waiting in line were greeted with open doors at Apple stores and other retailers selling the new iPhone 5.
Announced September 12, the iPhone 5 features a bigger screen, lighter and slimmer frame, faster processor and, for the first time, 4G LTE wireless connections.
If a handful of tech writers were unimpressed with the specs, that didn’t translate into lack of consumer interest.