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Naturally, if you spend a few days sitting around, you might get a little bored — see how these iPhone 5 launch day queuers passed the time with a pack of cards.
Overall, my experience of the queue from the outside — I confess, without the excitement of getting a new iPhone 5 — seemed a little like self-imposed kettling that demanded a £529 (minimum) release fee. Clamping, but without the car.
All images by Ben Woods