People queue outside an Apple store as they wait to buy an iPhone 5, in central Sydney.
Tokyo customers celebrate as Apple starts selling iPhone 5.
A customer picking up his Apple iPhone 5 phones at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York.
Customers are given cups of coffee as they queue up in Hanover Square to buy Apple iPhone 5 handsets at the company's store on nearby Regent Street in London.
A customer shows her new prized new possession at the Apple store in Hong Kong.
Customers celebrate as Apple started selling iPhone 5 at a store in Tokyo.
Customer cheers with staff members of Apple as the Apple store in Hong Kong started selling iPhone 5.
Kae Shibata 20, left, and Yutaro Noji, 21, show off Apple's iPhone 5 after they bought at a store in Tokyo Friday morning.
Apple on Wednesday revealed that the new iPhone 5 will be in stores in the U.S. and several other countries on Sept. 21.
The new iPhone is made entirely of glass and aluminum. Apple calls it its thinnest and lightest yet.
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, talks about the features of the new camera and iSight during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco.
Schiller speaking about the pricing during an introduction of the new iPhone 5.
Apple is releasing a new version of its phone software, iOS 6. It will have new mapping software.
The iPhone is getting a new connector to attach to computers and chargers. It had been using the same one from the iPod.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event in San Francisco.
Scott Forstall, Apple's senior vice president of iOS Software, shows features on the iPhone 5.
The iconic white earbuds are getting an update. Now called earpods, they sport an earpiece that is more cylinder.
Phil speaks in front of an image of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco.
Schiller gives release dates of the iPhone 5 during Apple event.
The new iPhone has three microphones instead of two.
Facetime video calls will work over cellular networks for the first time. It had been limited to Wi-Fi connections.
Compared with the closest competitor, Samsung's Galaxy S III, the iPhone's screen is still smaller (the S III is 4.8 inches, compared with the iPhone 5's 4 inches).
Schiller says the new phone will have a battery with eight hours of talk time and eight hours of Web browsing.
As expected, the new phone will be capable of using the faster 4G cellular networks known as LTE.