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Apple promises fix after iPhone security glitch claims

Apple has said it will "deliver a fix" after claims that hackers can bypass the security lockscreen on iPhones that use the company's newly-launched iOS 7 software.

Models of the new iPhone 5S
Models of the new iPhone 5S Credit: UK, Australian and New Zealand rights only

The reported security glitch means that the phone's lockscreen can be bypassed, giving hackers access to texts, emails and photos along with users' Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The problem was discovered soon after iOS 7 became publicly available on Wednesday, but appears to only be an issue with the iPhone 4S and 5 handsets.

A spokesman for Apple told the Guardian: "Apple takes user security very seriously.

"We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update."

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Dedicated Apple fans 'love' new iPhone 5S

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Family spend £2,000 on four new iPhones

The new Apple iPhone 5S is displayed. Credit: Kay Nietfeld/DPA/Press Association Images

Brother and sister Olly and Charlotte McIlroy, from Bexleyheath, spent more than £2,000 on four handsets for their family.

The pair were drawn to the 5S Touch ID technology which allows users to unlock their phone with the touch of a finger.

The queue snaked around a packed Regent's Park, with several people carrying tents and energy drinks as they made their way towards the store from 8am.

Teen celebrates new iPhone after camping for four days

Customers have been camped outside the Apple store on Regent Street since Monday. Credit: PA Wire

A teenager was the first through the doors at Apple's London flagship store on Regent Street to buy the latest iPhone.

Noah Green, 17, who has been camped out since 4pm on Monday, emerged from the store 20 minutes after the doors opened to rapturous applause.

Noah, clutching a limited edition gold device, said: "It's the best feeling in the world. I'm the first in the United Kingdom and I have the best phone."

He said he turned down offers of up to £5,000 for his prime spot in the queue, saying he would only consider giving up his place for £10,000.

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Fans queueing for three days to buy new iPhones

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.

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