Image Gallery: Apple's iPhone 5 – Thinner, Lighter, Bigger, Cooler
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After waiting more than a year for it to be released and — in some cases — spending hours in line to purchase one, consumers finally got their hands on the iPhone 5 Friday.
Whether or not the new owners agreed with Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, who described the iPhone 5 as "the most beautiful consumer device we've ever created," there was no doubt they had plenty of new features to explore.