We capture the scene in Sydney's Apple and Telstra stores as the two stores open their doors to welcome eager iPhone 5 customers. As is the usual scenario for a new Apple product launch, the lines were long — snaking around half a block for the Apple store — the media was in the thick of it, and there was lots of crowd control on hand to make sure the footpaths weren't blocked (for the most part).
Check out some video footage and still shots below.
Walking through the crowd, at least one person behind me wasn't too pleased about the congestion.
The big moment arrives a few seconds before the Apple store.