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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iPhone 5 sales top five million in three days

An iPhone 5 is displayed in an Apple store in central Sydney shortly after going on sale to the public on Friday Credit: REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Apple has sold more than five million iPhone 5 handsets since the new device went on sale on Friday.

The company said that demand for the new smartphone outstripped initial supply, beating the opening weekend for the iPhone 4S last year by one million units.

While most customers who pre-ordered the handset have recieved the new thinner, lighter phones, many are due to be shipped in October, Apple said.

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