Just an otherwise normal morning at Grand Central Station in NYC...
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But you'll see some apple employees directing customers to the line which has formed for the iPhone 5 which goes on sale here at 8am.
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Eager shoppers have been herded into one of the humid lower areas of the train station and roped off.
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Alex Cardenas is the first on line, though there was some confusion about who was here first (Apple only officially sanctioned a line in this location around 5:15am when the terminal opened).
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Shivanand Manraj, claims he was actually first in line when he arrived last night at 7:30pm... then lost his spot in the shuffle downstairs.
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Those in line were given little vouchers to prove that they'd been on the line...
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Karim Horaoui actually flew to NYC from his home in Morocco just to buy the iPhone 5 and be "the first in his country" to have one.
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Around 7:30 the line was moved upstairs and out of our view.
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Alex Cardenas proudly walks first.
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Police keep an eye on the action as customers are escorted upstairs.
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Jonathan Green was out of the store as soon as he made his purchase, desperate to use a bathroom. He got on line at 2am.
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Yuki an Marki Lin both bought phones-- one each for themselves and one for a relative back home in China.
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Yousra Atmen is thrilled with her purchase thus far.
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Karim Haraoui can't wait to show off his new iPhone back home in Morocco.
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