Hundreds of people queue in Reading for new Apple iPhone5
September 21, 2012
Hundreds of people arrived at the Oracle early this morning and joined the queue to be among the first in the world to get their hands on Apple's new iPhone5.
Some of the technology fans arrived last night to ensure their places at the head of the queue outside the Apple store in the shopping centre which, by 8.30am, snaked around the whole of the upper level.
Richard Harris and Tarren Timberlake, both from Burnham, were numbers one and two in the queue.
The pair arrived at the Oracle at 8pm yesterday and spent the night on camping chairs in Broad Street before they were allowed in the centre early this morning.
Mr Timberlake said: "I know people say 'it's just a phone' but it's more than that - it's with me more than my wife!"
The iPhone5 comes equipped with a host of updates on the previous model, the iPhone4S. Among the updates is the new iOS6 operating system which can also be downloaded to older models.
One of the key changes is a switch to a new Maps app developed by Apple themselves and sat-nav developers TomTom. users who have already updated their phones have reported issues with the maps including out of date information and landmarks being in the wrong places.
If you have already got iOS6 and have spotted anything unusual on Maps in the Reading area, send your screengrabs (press home and power buttons on your iPhone at the same time) to email@example.com or tell us about them in the comments section