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The first folks I came across in the queue were there for one reason only — and it wasn't the iPhone 5.
It's no surprise when something as notable as an Apple launch rolls around that people will try and grab some of that attention for their own ends — even if in some cases, the money was going towards legitimate and totally deserving charities.
This man — let's call him Richard Wheatcroft (as that is his name) — was selling the second-place spot in the queue for his social enterprise CrowdFuelledCauses, via a site called Sooqini.
One of Wheatcroft's queue buddies told me the bids for his spot were at around £2,000. A later update from the @crowdfuelled Twitter account confirmed that they couldn't agree on a final price for the spot, so instead, they are selling all four handsets they picked up.
The money raised by the sale is going towards the beginnings of the 'Hope Boutique Bakery', which is a bakery that wil be run by women that have been caught in abuse, trafficking or prostitution. A good cause indeed, one that these guys have spent the last week camping outside the Apple store for.
This girl, Amanda, had flown in from Brazil yesterday and bought a spot at the front of the queue in order to get her hands on the iPhone 5 — and it wasn't even for her. Her brother is the lucky chap getting the handset she bought. While Amanda wouldn't say what the spot in the first 10 had cost her, she did say it was less than £1,000.
A masked man — who was happy enough to give his name (Cam Newton) but not show his face — said he was "not interested" in the iPhone but was there to buy one in order to promote The Customer Experience Foundation. (Which you can look into yourself, if you're interested — I don't want to do his job for him.)
He is pictured here having bought two iPhones he didn't really want.