The global launch of Apple's iPhone 5 began early Friday morning in Australia when stores in the country opened their doors at 8 a.m. Besides Australia, France and U.K., the iPhone 5 also becomes available in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore on Friday.
On Sept. 28, the new iPhone will go on sale in 22 more countries, including New Zealand and European countries including Italy, where Fitch lives. He said it had been worth camping out in the cold since Wednesday night in order to get the phone a few days early.
Peter Sayer, in Paris, contributed to this report.
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