Apple's iPhone 5 hits stores

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The latest Apple creation, the iPhone 5, was released at 8 a.m. local time Friday in Apple retail stores across the nation.

This latest iPhone, according to The Washington Post, has several new additions to put it ahead of the gadget pack. Even with a larger screen (4 inches compared to the iPhone 4S's 3.5 inches) and an 18 percent thinner body, the iPhone 5 is supposed to be faster than earlier models, taking advantage of the new high-speed 4G LTE networks.

With two million units sold online the first day that customers were able to order, the iPhone 5's in-store lines were equally packed. Over 700 people stood in line at the Saks Fifth Avenue store in New York City, The New York Times reported.

Complaints were made about the poor performance of the iPhone 5's new Apple Maps application. The app suffered from inaccurate landmarks, directions, and imagery, according the the Times, but Apple has said that its service will improve.

The new iPhone 5 starts at a base price of $199.

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