Queues as iPhone5 goes on sale

Apple users around the world have been queuing for the release of the iPhone5 - the company's latest smartphone. But the launch has not been without controversy as some users have cited inaccuracies in Apple's new mapping software.

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iPhone 5 owners celebrate new purchases

Shoppers around the world have been snapping up Apple's iPhone 5, which went on sale on Friday.

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The iPhone 5 went on sale in Paris, where Anthony Fitch was among the first to buy Credit: PA
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There were jubilant scenes in Tokyo as the Apple store opened its doors on Friday Credit: PA
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Shoppers in Hong Kong were among the first to get their hands on the new phone Credit: PA

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Apple says iPhone 5 maps will 'get better'

Apple have responded to criticism of the map service on the iPhone 5, which was released in stores around the world on Friday.

Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service.

We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover, turn by turn navigation, and Siri integration.

We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it.

Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get.

We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.

– Apple

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