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iPhone 5 launches in more countries

The iPhone 5 has launched in several new countries recently, predominantly in Africa. The phone launched on December 21 in Botswana, Camaroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, and Uganda, along with the islands of Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts. The iPhone 5 also went on sale in Vietnam.

Source: CNN Money

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Apple launches the iPhone 5 in 22 more countries. Did you get one?

Apple today launched the new iPhone 5 in 22 additional countries, including 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. That brings the total to 30 + Hong Kong, and represents one of Apple most aggressive launch schedules in history.

If you picked up an iPhone 5 in one of those countries today, let us know about your experience -- about the pre-order process or standing in line, and most of all about how you like your new iPhone 5.

Then check out these links to get up to speed as fast as possible:

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The best games to show off your new iPhone 5

While a lot of folks were worried that game developers would be gritting their teeth over having to adapt to the new screen ratio on the iPhone 5, lots of devs have already updated their apps and will have them ready and optimized the second you get your mitts on your shiny new iOS 6 device. We've farmed up some of the best games without the letterboxing right here.

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iPhone 5 launch live from Apple Store Montreal

I'm at the Fairview Apple Store in Montreal waiting in line for the iPhone 5. There's about 100 people here right now -- it's the suburbs! -- but Apple is serving coffee and Starbucks muffins. We're tired but we're wired!

I'll add video and pictures here as I get them! Line on!

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iPhone 5 launch live from the Regent Street Apple Store in London

We're live in London (and New York, and multiple locations in Canada) for today's iPhone 5 launch. Having a time zone advantage over other Apple fans, iPhone 5 buyers in the UK were able to get their hands on the coveted device from 8am BST this morning (3am EDT, 12am PDT), and the Mobile Nations team was on the ground at Apple's Regent Street store to witness the launch first-hand. Check out our video report above, and stay tuned for more launch coverage throughout the day!

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iPhone 5 London launch gallery

iMore is live in London for today's iPhone 5 launch! At Apple's flagship store at Regent Street this morning, queues stretched around the building and into an adjacent park, as eager Apple fans queued for their chance to be one of the first in the country -- and indeed the world -- to own an iPhone 5. Hundreds if not thousands turned out on a cold September morning to experience the iPhone 5 launch day madness in London, with many at the front of the queue having spent up to a week waiting in line.

Check out our iPhone 5 launch day photo gallery below, and stay tuned for more video content from the UK, US and Canada throughout the day here on iMore!

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Lining up for the iPhone 5? Join the iMore tailgate party and win!

We had an awesome pre-order pajama party and an incredibly cool iOS 6 countdown bash, but now it's time for the big one -- the iPhone 5 tailgate party! If you're lining up for an iPhone 5 tonight, wait in line with iMore!

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First iPhone 5 reviews

Those major media outlets, technology sites, and journalists who had early review units of the iPhone 5 have now posted their reviews. Here are the links and a snippet of their takes.

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Apple announces first day iPhone 5 pre-orders top 2 million

Apple has just announced that pre-orders for the brand new iPhone 5 broke 2 million in the first 24hrs, smashing their previous record for the iPhone 4S last year.

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AT&T announces record pre-orders for iPhone 5

AT&T has put out a rather barebones press release to say that, based on pre-orders, the iPhone 5 is their best selling iPhone ever. Since AT&T was the launch carrier for the original iPhone back in 2007, that includes all versions of the iPhone sold to date.

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