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It’s Coming! iPhone 5s Hopefuls Queue Up Around The Globe [Gallery]

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that the iPhone 5s goes on sale tomorrow around the globe. We’ve been watching the lines start to form via the magic of the internet, keeping an eye on Twitter and Instagram, for starters.

As you get in line tonight, and tomorrow morning, feel free to send us your photos of the queues you’re sitting and standing in to us (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)or Twitter.

Here’s several form-ups we’ve seen:

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Apple Warns Scalpers Not To Queue Outside Of Hong Kong Stores For New iPad

Apple Warns Scalpers Not To Queue Outside Of Hong Kong Stores For New iPad

Customers in Hong Kong must reserve Apple's new iPad online before they attempt to collect it from store.

iOS devices are big business in China, and not just for Apple. Gangs of scalpers queue up to get their hands on the latest devices on launch day so that they can later be sold on through the grey market for a sizable profit.

Back in October, when the iPhone 4S launched in Hong Kong, police were called to break up the riots that occurred outside of Apple retail stores as scalpers attempted to force their way into the lines ahead of genuine customers. To ensure it doesn’t happen again, Apple has warned scalpers not to queue up for its new iPad on Friday.

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Lines Already Forming Outside Of Apple Retail Stores Ahead Of New iPad Launch This Friday

Lines Already Forming Outside Of Apple Retail Stores Ahead Of New iPad Launch This Friday

Apple fans hoping to be the first to get their hands on the company’s latest iPad have already begun lining up outside of its flagship retail stores ahead of the device’s launch this Friday, March 16.

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