Hundreds Queue At Meadowhall For iPhone 5

21 September 2012, 09:59 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Hundreds of people have queued in the pouring rain outside Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre to be one of the first to get the new iPhone 5.

The latest Apple gadget became available from 8am, as hundreds were cheered into the store inside Meadowhall

The phone is already guaranteed to be a best-seller, with the company reporting pre-orders around the world of two million in just 24 hours and many customers not expected to receive theirs until October.

The new phone, which is thinner and lighter than previous models and can use the newly-announced 4G network, costs from £529, with the 32GB model selling for £599 and the 64GB version costing £699.

Elliott (pictured below) was the first in the queue. He spoke to Capital and said:

"I feel like a celeb. They're chanting my name as I walk in. It's just amazing. The best feeling ever."