iPhone 5 to go on sale at 8 am local time at Apple Retail on September 21, unlocked starting at C$699

If you're not pre-ordering your iPhone 5 but instead want to engage in the age-old (since 2007 anyway) tradition of lining up outside your local Apple Retail Store, and enjoy all the pomp and circumstance (and screaming Apple Geniuses) that go with it, good news -- According to Apple.com those stores will open at 8am local time on launch day, September 21.

The Canadian Apple Online Store also lists the factory unlocked price starting at $699 for 16GB. (Which probably means $799 for 32GB and $899 for 64GB... Yeah.)

iMore reported the September 21 launch day back in July, and Apple made it official this week during their iPhone 5 event. First wave launch countries include US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK. The second wave will follow on September 28 and include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland..

So who's planning to line up for their iPhone 5?