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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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Queuers disappointed by O2 Wimbledon branch iPhone thefts

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

An O2 spokesman confirmed that customers who had queued outside the Colliers Wood O2 branch hoping to be among the first to own an iPhone 5 were left disappointed by the theft of the shop's entire shipment.

They were advised to try an alternative O2 outlet.

The spokesman added that Usman Sethi, the employee believed to be responsible, is still at large and the batch of iPhones - worth in excess of £133,000 - is still to be found.

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