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iPhone 5 launch-day maniaApple's map troubles haven't stopped the iPhone 5 launch-day crowds. CNET Update talks to fanatics in line at the Cube in New York City.
-Map troubles can't stop iPhone fever. I'm Bridget Carey. This is your CNET Update. The iPhone 5 launched in 9 countries Friday and 6 years after that first iPhone, people are still excited and lined up around the globe, from Sydney to London to New York. It was a big day. I interviewed the loyal Apple customers in line at the Iconic Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York City. -He never went to bed. -How long have you've been waiting? -Since Tuesday. -What? -Tuesday. -Were you sponsored? -Yes, I am by backwell.com. -So wait, did they buy your phone for you? -They bought my phone. -We want to be the first Brazilians to get an iPhone 5. -Check it out. I started out on Broadway in the 60's and they announced that they didn't have the 64 gigabyte black AT&T phone, so I jumped in a cab and came over here. -Is this your first time with Sprint? -No, no. I'm with them, happy with them but it has a limited data. -I'm with AT&T and a proud customer for a long time. -Yeah, I like AT&T so I go with that. -Actually, I was gonna switch to Verizon and when I found that that the data invoice was not part of the overall plan, I decided to stick with AT&T. -It's gonna be a better screen, that's pretty much the biggest thing, it has the largest screen. -It's twice as fast. -Do you always come out for the lines? -This is the third time for this one and the iPad 2, and this is the third one. -Never. I haven't been in lane for anything since Tower Records as a teenager. -I'm not this type of person that can wait a couple of weeks. I have a little problem with having to have things when it come out. -So, where did you to figure out if you should buy the new iPhone 5? -Well, I read CNET like almost everyday, I watched it on television. -Smart man, smart man. Have you heard about the iOS 6 maps? And-- -Yeah. Messed up. -I guess if I'm-- you know, Arkansas or something like that, maybe I'll get a paper map but for the bigger you know, cities, I think I'm okay. -Gangnam Style. Gangnam Style. Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style. -The first guy in line waited for eight days but he did it to promote the app he created. -Just to like kind of be shameless about it, if I went to a conference, it wouldn't be as much exposure and I wouldn't meet as many sort of potential users as I've met in the course of the eight days. -Looks like the lines were less crazy. If you went directly to a carrier store and one user came across this sign at a London train station, "There you go folks, just use paper maps if iOS 6 isn't working out for you." From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.