Big queues on Tyneside as iPhone 5 is released

Queuing to get their hands on the new iPhone at Gateshead's Metrocentre Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

There were long queues this morning outside the Apple Store at the Metrocentre in Gateshead as people waited patiently to get their hands on the latest iPhone which is released today.

The smart phone is proving to popular with loyal users despite tough competition from other manufacturers.

Waiting to get an iPhone Credit: ITV Tyne Tees