Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

June 24th, 2010 – iPhone 4

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Even though iPhone 4 details leaked months before its launch, Apple still sold 1.7 million iPhone 4s the first weekend.

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Apple employees kept cheering on customers.

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

iPhone 4 Man fought crime in the lines.

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

O2 in the UK sold out of units the first day.

October 14th, 2011 – iPhone 4S

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

People went crazy for the iPhone 4S and bought 4 million units the first three days of its release.

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

iPhone hats in Tokyo became popular.

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Cult of Mac had funs with fans in San Francisco!

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

One Apple fan shaved his hair into a tribute to the recently deceased Steve Jobs.

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

This year Apple actually had both black and white units available on launch day.

September 21st, 2012 – iPhone 5

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Fans wait outside a Seattle Apple Store for the iPhone 5.

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Lines in the U.K. were ridiculously long this morning.

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Apple’s expected to shatter last year’s launch day sales figures.

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Woz lined up in Australia so he could be the first fan to have the iPhone 5.

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

Weirder Every Year: The History Of iPhone Launch Lines [Gallery]

The day’s not over yet, but fans across the globe are already enjoying their iPhone 5s.

If you’ve got pictures from today’s iPhone 5 launch we’d love to see them. Share a link to your pictures in the comments below, or tweet them to us @CultofMac.

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  • JorgeMaat

    As crazy as it may be, lining up for an iPhone launch is on my bucket list.

  • iPear

    Call me biased but I’ve never seen that much excitement for another device

  • Ryan Peterson

    I celebrated getting mine delivered this morning @ 9:52am, sadly the UPS lady wasn’t in the mood to high-five me as she had another 1500 delivers to make today…

  • nthnm

    At the store I got my iPhone from this morning (Future Shop, not Apple store), there were two other people and myself there when the store opened.

  • kyoutohru7

    Yup, I guess I’ve never seen any smartphone brand made that aside from them.

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