Frenzy for iPhone 4 Sweeps World

Apple has another hit, given the iPhone 4's wildly successful debut at stores around the world.

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Arriving at noon the day before will get you third in line for the new iPhone 4. That's what Jeremiah Ulibarri of Chicago did.
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From Tokyo to Miami, the shiny new gadget drew thousands of fans in a rush to be among the first in the world to get their hands on the latest iPhone.
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The launch started in Japan and sold out by early afternoon. Apple received more than 600,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4 in the U.S. — an all-time record.Here, customers file into the New York flagship store.
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The first customers are greeted by employees at an Apple store in Chicago.
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Hundreds of people are seen outside an Apple store in Chicago in line for the new Apple iPhone 4, with prices starting at $199.
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Crowds gathered early in New York City outside the Apple flagship store on 5th Avenue. Evan Wiendczak, foreground center, from Boston, was the first in line. The iPhone has come a long way since 2007, when the very first model was introduced to the world.
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Wiendczak brandishes his reward for getting in line first.
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The doors opened just after 7 a.m. at the New York store, unlike other parts of the world where Apple stores had midnight openings.
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Rafael Rosario pumps his fist as he enters the Apple store to purchase a new Apple iPhone 4 in Miami Beach, Fla.
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"This is going to be the talk of the office today," said Thomas Smith, 32, of Boston, after purchasing his new iPhone 4 at the Apple store in Georgetown, Washington.
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Hundreds of people line up outside the Apple store in Cherry Hill Mall in New Jersey.
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Robert Granoff from New York gets a tutorial about the new Apple iPhone 4 from Anthony Farina at the Genius Bar in New York City's Apple flagship store. One new feature is the FaceTime application that allows users to make video phone calls.
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An Apple employee hands off an iPhone 4 at the Apple flagship store in New York City.
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These fans were among the first in the world to try out the Apple iPhone 4 in New York City.
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How much would you pay for the number one spot? $599, according to Piotr Kubiak of Chicago, as he holds up a sign to offer his coveted spot outside an Apple store.
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Can you tell the difference? The new iPhone 4 is held next to the previous model in Chicago. The new model is thinner, has a higher resolution and promises longer battery life.
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A crowd waits to be the first to own the Apple iPhone 4 in Cherry Hill, N.J.
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A chair eased the wait for one customer who lined up to await Apple store's opening in Cherry Hill, N.J.
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Aaron West of Maple Shade, N.J., was ecstatic after sealing the deal.
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Matt DeSabato of Philadelphia, looks at his new Apple iPhone 4 outside the Apple Store in the Cherry Hill Mall.
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Rafael Rosario pumps his fist as he enters the Apple store in Miami Beach.
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In Georgetown, Washington, a crowd gathered early for the iPhone 4. Good thing an ATM was handy.
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Arissa Williams, 13, waits in a line that moved slowly but surely outside an Apple store in Georgetown.
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Shawnbay Dye, 20, waited comfortably on a seat from a van as a long line formed outside the Georgetown store.
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Shawnbay Dye's van seat eventually filled up as the crowd around him waited for the Apple iPhone 4.
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Daniel Rudofsky, 21, holds his new iPhone after standing in line in Georgetown.
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Some bought them, others played with them. In Georgetown, happy customers beamed over their tiny conquests.
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All the way from the Netherlands, this customer, who arrived at 4 a.m, is applauded by sales staff after buying a iPhone 4 in Paris.
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