Long queues greet Apple’s iPhone 5 in Sydney, Tokyo

People queue outside an Apple store as they wait to buy an iPhone 5, in central SydneySYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – Apple Inc's iPhone 5 hit stores around the globe on Friday, giving the consumer giant a boost ahead of the crucial end-of-year holiday season as rival Samsung Electronics Co stepped up its legal challenge over key technologies. The new phone – which was unveiled last week – went on sale first in Australia, where long lines formed for the opening of the California company's Sydney store at 8 a.m. local time (2200 GMT, Thursday). Apple has booked more than 2 million pre-orders for the device in the first 24 hours, double the first-day sales of the previous iPhone 4S. …

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