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The iPhone X is finally here – and Apple Store queues are predictably insane

After the iPhone 8’s release drew a bigger crowd of Apple staff than customers (in some places), the iPhone X has finally arrived to resume the status quo as super-fans turn out in droves to get their hands on the Cupertino-based firm’s most exciting smartphone yet.

The 10-year anniversary handset’s big release day has delivered the familiar sight of hundreds of eager iPhone lovers queueing overnight, down streets and around corners to be first through Apple Store doors all over the world.

The wallet-battering £999 price tag clearly hasn’t deterred many, and folk across the globe have been sharing their experiences on social media. Here’s a quick flavour of what it’s been like on the ground.

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Apple staff made sure all those dedicated customers got the noisy welcome they deserved.

A lot of delighted Apple fans just guaranteed themselves a very merry X-mas indeed, and even got a message from the main man himself.

The only bad news is that someone appears to have already dropped theirs – and it’s pretty ruddy painful to watch.

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