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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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Why are people queuing for the iPhone 5?

Apple fans around the world have been queuing overnight to get their hands on the company's iPhone 5, which was launched on Friday.

But why are customers so keen to upgrade their old iPhones for the new version? Here are some of the new features:

  • Thinner and lighter than previous models
  • Features the newly announced 4G network
  • 4G network offers speeds up to five times faster than 3G
  • With 4G, HD films downloaded in minutes and TV streamed without buffering
  • Costs from £529, with 32GB model selling for £599 and 64GB version costing £699
  • But problems have been reported with new Apple Maps service

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