2:59 am, Fri 20 Sep 2013
Customers camp outside the Apple store on Regent Street, central London.
Fans who have been queuing for up to three days will finally be able to get their hands on the new iPhone when it goes on sale later this morning.
Some began queuing as early as Monday evening to buy Apple's latest model, the futuristic 5S handset which is equipped with a fingerprint scanner.
The device, which comes in gold, silver or "space" grey, is expected to fly off the shelves but it is unclear whether the colourful 5C will have the same reception.
11:25 am, Thu 19 Sep 2013
Apple fans eagerly awaiting the release of the new iPhone 5S and 5C have already started queuing outside the company's flagship London store, a day before the gadgets go on sale.
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Fans queue outside London's flagship Apple store on Regent Street ahead of the release of the new iPhone 5S and 5C.
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Apple has described the new iPhone 5S as the "most forward-thinking smartphone in the world".
It is an upgrade to the popular iPhone 5 and features an improved camera and extended battery life as well as novel features like a fingerprint reader.
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Harry Barrington-Mountfield, Max Fisher and Harry Richer sit in a tent outside the Apple store.
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The introduction of the iPhone 5C marks Apple's first departure from high-end devices.
Chief executive Tim Cook promised the 5C would come with "all the great technology that customers have loved" on its previous models but at around half the price.