Apple has released the iPhone 5 on Friday as to the delight of huge waiting crowds around the UK.

The iPhone 5 went on sale at Apple's retail outlets, as well as many network carriers and mobile phone stores.

Queues gathered outside at Apple's flagship stores on Regent's Street and Covent Garden in London, as well as other cities around the UK, days before the release.

Several of those at the front of the lines had said they hoped to raise money for charity by selling their places, and taking donations.

But the launch was marred after Apple was forced to issue a statement in response to widespread criticism of its new Maps app.

"We're just getting started," Apple said, after it was found the Maps in iOS 6 listed many closed businesses, ignored entire towns and included many other errors.

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The new phone was announced last week, to wide acclaim from reviewers.

Featuring a taller screen, a radically lighter and thinner design and a new version of its iOS operating system, the new iPhone also has a more powerful processor and a smaller dock connector.

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Above: Ryan Williams (right)and Peter King (2nd right) queue first and second in line to raise money for Cancer Research outside the Apple store in Covent Garden, London


James Gill
The queue for the iPhone 5 at Covent Garden is longer than I’ve seen it for any other launch.

The new phone costs £529 for the 16GB unlocked version, up to £699 for the 64GB edition. It is available at a significant discount on contract, through only Orange and T-Mobile will be able to offer 4G LTE data once its sister network EE launches next month.

Apple said earlier this week that it sold two million of the phones on pre-order within 24 hours.


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  • Hotly Anticipated iPhone 5 Goes In Sale In Stores

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Customers wait on line to purchase the Apple iPhone 5 outside the Apple Fifth Avenue flagship store on the first morning it went on sale on September 21, 2012 in New York City. Customers lined up for days to purchase the hotly anticipated device which went on sale nationwide today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    Hazem Sayed exits the Apple store on Fifth Avenue after purchasing his new iPhone 5 on September 21, 2012 in New York. Apple's iPhone 5 hit stores around the world on Friday, with long queues of devotees undeterred by a lukewarm welcome from experts and complaints about the smartphone's new mapping system. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Hotly Anticipated iPhone 5 Goes In Sale In Stores

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Customers wait on line to purchase the Apple iPhone 5 as other people walk past the Apple Fifth Avenue flagship store on the first morning it went on sale on September 21, 2012 in New York City. Customers lined up for days to purchase the hotly anticipated device which went on sale nationwide today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • Hotly Anticipated iPhone 5 Goes In Sale In Stores

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Customers take photos while waiting on line to purchase the Apple iPhone 5 outside the Apple Fifth Avenue flagship store on the first morning it went on sale on September 21, 2012 in New York City. Customers lined up for days to purchase the hotly anticipated device which went on sale nationwide today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • Hotly Anticipated iPhone 5 Goes In Sale In Stores

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Customers wait on line to purchase the Apple iPhone 5 outside the Apple Fifth Avenue flagship store on the first morning it went on sale on September 21, 2012 in New York City. Customers lined up for days to purchase the hotly anticipated device which went on sale nationwide today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • Hotly Anticipated iPhone 5 Goes In Sale In Stores

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Nurse Angelie Mok waits on line to purchase the Apple iPhone 5 outside the Apple Fifth Avenue flagship store on the first morning it went on sale on September 21, 2012 in New York City. Customers lined up for days to purchase the hotly anticipated device which went on sale nationwide today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • Hotly Anticipated iPhone 5 Goes In Sale In Stores

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Branden Busby poses with his new Apple iPhone 5 inside the Apple Fifth Avenue flagship store on the first morning it went on sale on September 21, 2012 in New York City. Customers lined up for days to purchase the hotly anticipated device which went on sale nationwide today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

  • Consumers wait in line outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store for the imminent release of the iPhone 5, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • Greg Packer, 49, celebrates as he enters the Fifth Avenue Apple store for the release of the iPhone 5, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • A consumer captures the celebration on his Apple products as he enters the Fifth Avenue Apple store for the release of the iPhone 5, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • A clock symbol is displayed on an iPad with the new iOS 6 Friday, Sept.21, 2012 in Nauen, eastern Germany. Switzerland's national rail company is accusing Apple Inc. of stealing the iconic look of its station clocks for the iOS 6 operating system used by iPhone and iPad mobile devices. Both designs have a round clock face with black indicators except for the second hand which is red. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)

  • Hazem Sayed, 54, the first in line to purchase the new iPhone 5, holds up his new phone in front of media outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • Greg Packer, 49, is cheered on as he celebrates with his newly purchased iPhone 5 in hand outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • Hazem Sayed, 54, the first in line to purchase the new iPhone 5, takes pictures outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their hands on the highly anticipated phone. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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    Britain's Taekwondo Olympic Gold Medallist, Jade Jones, becomes one of the first people in the UK to receive the new iPhone 5 at the O2 store in the Arndale Centre, Manchester.

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    Customers queue to enter the Apple Store where a giant logo is displayed in the southern German city of Munich on September 21, 2012 as the iPhone 5 goes on sale. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Francis Le holds up a placard in his mock food queue outside Apple's flagship store in Sydney on September 20, 2012, in opposition to the queue of people waiting to buy the new iPhone 5 which goes on sale in Australia on September 21. Le is calling for public support to highlight what he calls the madness of endless consumption and to contrast it with desperate people around the corner, and in other corners of the world. Le wants to highlight the disparity between those who wait overnight for unnecessary phone upgrades and those who wait for food, water and safety.” AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Apple store staff (in blue) give out free drinks and chocolate to Apple fans queuing on the pavement for the launch of Apple's new iPhone 5 in front of an Apple Store in Tokyo on September 20, 2012. Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new-generation iPhone 5 set for release on September 21. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Apple store staff (R-in blue) give out free drinks and chocolate to Apple fans queuing on the pavement for the launch of Apple's new iPhone 5 in front of an Apple Store in Tokyo on September 20, 2012. Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new-generation iPhone 5 set for release on September 21. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Apple fans wait for the launch of Apple's new iPhone 5 in front of an Apple Store in Tokyo on September 20, 2012. Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new-generation iPhone 5 set for release on September 21. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Apple fans queue along the pavement to wait for the launch of Apple's new iPhone 5 in front of an Apple Store in Tokyo on September 20, 2012, while an iPad (R) reads '15 hours more for iPhone 5'. Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new-generation iPhone 5 set for release on September 21. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A man (C) resells an iPhone 5 he just bought outside the Hong Kong Apple store on September 21, 2012. A gray market for the new iPhone sprang up on the doorstep of the Apple store in Hong Kong, where resellers offered more than 50 percent above the retail price. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Apple Store employees cheer as customers are allowed into the shop to buy the new iPhone 5 smartphone at Covent Garden in London on September 21, 2012. Apple's iPhone 5 hit stores in a festive global rollout, with long queues of devotees undeterred by a lukewarm welcome from experts and complaints about the smartphone's new mapping system. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Apple iPhone 5 Goes On Sale In Germany

    BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: A young woman walks out of a shop advertising the new Apple iPhone 5 on the first day the smartphone went on sale on September 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Apple is reporting over 2 million pre-order for its new phone, which went on sale globally today. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • The Apple iPhone 5 Goes On Sale

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Apple employees cheer at the crowd as the first in line enter into the Apple store in Covent Garden to purchase the iPhone 5 smartphone on September 21, 2012 in London, England. The much anticipated Apple iPhone 5 went on sale across the globe today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • The Apple iPhone 5 Goes On Sale

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: First in the queue Ryan Williams 22, of Kent, leaves the Apple store in Covent Garden after being the first to purchase the iPhone 5 smartphone on September 21, 2012 in London, England. Mr Williams hopes to raise money for Cancer Research UK by auctioning the phone, and has been queuing for nearly a week. The much anticipated Apple iPhone 5 went on sale across the globe today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • The Apple iPhone 5 Goes On Sale

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: First in the queue Ryan Williams 22, of Kent, is cheered by Apple employees as he is let into the Apple store in Covent Garden to be the first to purchase the iPhone 5 smartphone on September 21, 2012 in London, England. Mr Williams hopes to raise money for Cancer Research UK by auctioning the phone, and has been queuing for nearly a week. The much anticipated Apple iPhone 5 went on sale across the globe today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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    Apple Store employees cheer as customers are allowed into the shop to buy the new iPhone 5 smartphone at Covent Garden in London on September 21, 2012. Apple's iPhone 5 hit stores in a festive global rollout, with long queues of devotees undeterred by a lukewarm welcome from experts and complaints about the smartphone's new mapping system. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    People queue outside the Apple Store to buy the iPhone 5 at Covent Garden in London on September 21, 2012. Apple's iPhone 5 hit stores in a festive global rollout, with long queues of devotees undeterred by a lukewarm welcome from experts and complaints about the smartphone's new mapping system. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    People queue outside the Apple Store to buy the iPhone 5 at Covent Garden in London on September 21, 2012. Apple's iPhone 5 hit stores in a festive global rollout, with long queues of devotees undeterred by a lukewarm welcome from experts and complaints about the smartphone's new mapping system. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Customers queue to enter the Apple Store where a giant logo is displayed in the southern German city of Munich on September 21, 2012 as the iPhone 5 goes on sale. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/GettyImages)

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    People are served free coffee while waiting in a nearby park while queueing for the Apple Store to buy the new iPhone 5 smartphone on the day of its release at Regents Street in London on September 21, 2012. Apple's iPhone 5 hit stores in a festive global rollout, with long queues of devotees undeterred by a lukewarm welcome from experts and complaints about the smartphone's new mapping system. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Customers queue outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, as the new iPhone 5 goes on sale.

  • New iPhone goes on sale

    Customers queue outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, as the new iPhone 5 goes on sale.

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    Apple workers count money as a customer buys the new iPhone 5 at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London.

  • New iPhone goes on sale

    Customers enter the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, as the new iPhone 5 goes on sale.

  • New iPhone goes on sale

    Customers enter the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, as the new iPhone 5 goes on sale.

  • New iPhone goes on sale

    Customers queue outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, as the new iPhone 5 goes on sale.

  • New iPhone goes on sale

    Apple staff outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, as the new iPhone 5 goes on sale.

  • New iPhone goes on sale

    Customers enter the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, as the new iPhone 5 goes on sale.

  • New iPhone goes on sale

    Customers queue outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, as the new iPhone 5 goes on sale.

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    A customer (L) holds euro banknotes to purchase an Apple's new iPhone 5 smartphone beside an employee in an Apple store, on September 21, 2012 in Paris. The iPhone 5 goes on sale on September 21, 2012 in the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages)

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    An employee holds euro banknotes beside an Apple's new iPhone 5 smartphone at a cash register in an Apple store, on September 21, 2012 in Paris. The iPhone 5 goes on sale on September 21, 2012 in the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages)

  • The Apple iPhone 5 Goes On Sale

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: People queue outside the Apple store in Covent Garden to purchase the iPhone 5 smartphone on September 21, 2012 in London, England. The much anticipated Apple iPhone 5 went on sale across the globe today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • The Apple iPhone 5 Goes On Sale

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: People queue outside the Apple store in Covent Garden to purchase the iPhone 5 smartphone on September 21, 2012 in London, England. The much anticipated Apple iPhone 5 went on sale across the globe today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • The Apple iPhone 5 Goes On Sale

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Apple employees cheer at the crowd as the first in line get into the Apple store in Covent Garden to purchase the iPhone 5 smartphone on September 21, 2012 in London, England. The much anticipated Apple iPhone 5 went on sale across the globe today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • The Apple iPhone 5 Goes On Sale

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: First in the queue Ryan Williams 22, of Kent, is cheered by Apple employees as he is let into the Apple store in Covent Garden to be the first to purchase the iPhone 5 smartphone on September 21, 2012 in London, England. Mr Williams hopes to raise money for Cancer Research UK by auctioning the phone, and has been queuing for nearly a week. The much anticipated Apple iPhone 5 went on sale across the globe today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • The Apple iPhone 5 Goes On Sale

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: First in the queue Ryan Williams 22, of Kent, leaves the Apple store in Covent Garden after being the first to purchase the iPhone 5 smartphone on September 21, 2012 in London, England. Mr Williams hopes to raise money for Cancer Research UK by auctioning the phone, and has been queuing for nearly a week. The much anticipated Apple iPhone 5 went on sale across the globe today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-US-IT-INTERNET-TELECOM-APPLE

    An Apple Store employee gestures after dealing with customers waiting to buy the iPhone 5 outside the shop at Regent's Street in London on September 21, 2012. Apple's iPhone 5 hit stores in a festive global rollout, with long queues of devotees undeterred by a lukewarm welcome from experts and complaints about the smartphone's new mapping system. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    People queue outside the Apple Store to buy the iPhone 5 at Covent Garden in London on September 21, 2012. Apple's iPhone 5 hit stores in a festive global rollout, with long queues of devotees undeterred by a lukewarm welcome from experts and complaints about the smartphone's new mapping system. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Apple Store employees create a tunnel for customers as they are allowed into the shop to buy the new iPhone 5 smartphone while a customer (top L) leaves with a new phone on the day of its release at Covent Garden in London on September 21, 2012. Apple's iPhone 5 hit stores in a festive global rollout, with long queues of devotees undeterred by a lukewarm welcome from experts and complaints about the smartphone's new mapping system. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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  • An Associated Press reporter holds the Apple EarPods during a product review in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • The Apple EarPods are shown during a product review in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • The new Apple iPhone 5 is displayed Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012 following the introduction of new products in San Francisco. The iPhone 5 is a blend of beauty, utility and versatility. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

  • Apple unveils new iPhone model

    Technology giant Apple has unveiled a raft of updated products including the latest model of its new iPhone. The iPhone 5, which weighs in at 112 grammes, has a 4in screen - half an inch bigger than previous models, at Kings Place, Central London.

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced the iPhone 5, the latest version of the popular smart phone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Apple Introduces iPhone 5

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced the iPhone 5, the latest version of the popular smart phone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Apple Introduces iPhone 5

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced the iPhone 5, the latest version of the popular smart phone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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  • Apple Introduces iPhone 5

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced the iPhone 5, the latest version of the popular smart phone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • The iPhone 5 is shown during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • Apple Introduces iPhone 5

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced the iPhone 5, the latest version of the popular smart phone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Apple Introduces iPhone 5

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced the iPhone 5, the latest version of the popular smart phone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks about camera quality of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • Tim Cook

    Apple CEO Tim Cook talks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, gives prices of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage about new connectivity options during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of an image of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Tim Cook

    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • The Foo Fighters perform during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, gives release dates of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage about the introduction of a new operating system during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage about new connectivity options during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage about new connectivity features during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, talks about the features of the new camera and iSight during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks about camera quality of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks in front of an image of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks in front of an image of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Tim Cook

    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of an image of an iPad during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • Phil Schiller

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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  • Apple Introduces iPhone 5

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced the iPhone 5, the latest version of the popular smart phone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)