The iPhone 5 was released at 8 a.m. Friday, but some people started camping out in front of the Apple Store on Boylston Street on Wednesday night to be the first to get the phone.
At 7 a.m. Friday, the line from the front of the four-story Apple Store snaked up the sidewalk, was single-file down Fairfield Street (bottom right), and continued to wrap around the block to Newbury Street (bottom right). It took t wo hours for the line to move enough for everyone to fit onto Boylston Street.
Here are some Apple diehards who were in line awaiting the release.
— Alli Knothe, Boston.com correspondent