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Apple has been launching a new iPhone every year since 2007, when it launched the first iPhone. It has also become a tradition to see people lining up outside stores, waiting intently for the doors to open so that they can head in and purchase Apple’s latest smartphone. This year, Apple has drifted away from its own tradition and launched two new iPhone models. There’s no doubt that it will be expecting huge crowds on launch day, which is September 20th. Tetsuya Tamura, a 44 year old businessman, has already lined up outside Apple’s Ginza store in Tokyo. He wants to purchase the iPhone 5S.

Japan is one of the select nine markets in which Apple will release the iPhones on September 20th. Tamura is at the very front of the line, that’s because so far no one else has taken a position behind him, which doesn’t come as a surprise considering that there are almost nine days to go before the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. When the launch day ultimately comes, Tamura will be first to go into the Ginza store to get his new iPhone, that is if he doesn’t leave his position in the next nine days. He isn’t the only person who has lined up so early, a few people have already formed a line outside Apple’s iconic Fifth Avenue retail store in New York City. [Image via Kotaku]

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Key SpecsiPhone 5siPhone 5c
StatusReleasedReleased
Resolution1136x6401136x640
Size (Diagonal, Inches)4"4"
Processor NameA6
2-core
1.3 GHz
A6
2-core
1.3 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity64 GB32 GB
Megapixels8 MP8 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)1560 mAh1510 mAh
Street Price$649$549
Complete product dataApple iPhone 5s Full specsApple iPhone 5c Full specs
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