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Fans Get Wacky as Apple iPhone 4S Goes on Sale

The faster iPhone 4S -- with better software and an improved camera -- went on sale in seven countries Friday. And Apple fans and employees celebrated the event with aplomb.

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Oct. 14, 2011: A customer shows his iPhone 4S after getting the latest smartphone at a Softbank Mobile Co. shop in Tokyo on the launch day in Japan.

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Apple fans, silly hats in Japan

Oct. 14, 2011: Apple fans wait in line in front of a shop in Tokyo to buy its new iPhone 4S on the launch day in Japan.

AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye

A customer jumps into the arms of an Apple employee

Oct. 14, 2011: A customer jumps into the arms of an Apple employee outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, to celebrate his purchase of the new iPhone 4S.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

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Oct. 14, 2011: Customers are welcomed by Apple employees outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, as they arrive to buy the new iPhone 4S, which went on sale in London.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Apple New iPhone Elliott Johns

Oct. 14, 2011: Elliott Johns, of Boston, displays an iPhone 4S in front of an Apple Store in Boston, where hundreds of buyers camped out for hours to be among the first to get one.

AP Photo/Steven Senne

Jobs tribute still up on store

Oct. 11, 2011: A memorial to Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed the iPod, iPhone and more -- remains up outside of an Apple store in Palo Alto, Calif. Jobs died on Wednesday. He was 56.

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Jobs tribute still up on store 2

Oct. 11, 2011: A memorial is shown outside of an Apple store in Palo Alto, Calif. Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, died on Wednesday. He was 56.

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Hat Heads

June 24, 2010: iPhone fans Mitsuru Endo, left, and Ryota Musha -- a fixture at every iPhone launch -- show Apple's iPhone 4 during its launch at a Softbank store in the Harajuku district in Tokyo.

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

Nice Hat, Buddy

June 24, 2010: Diehard iPhone fan Mitsuru Endo, right, tries out Apple's iPhone 4 at a Softbank store in Tokyo. 

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

iPhone Man Waits in Line

June 24, 2010: iPhone Man and other customers line up to buy Apple's iPhone 4 outside an Apple store in Tokyo.

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

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Sleeping iPhone Owner

June 24, 2010: A shopper walks by as a person, right, sleeps on the floor with his new Apple iPhone 4 holds to his chest, during the release of the last Apple phone at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, Okla.

AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger

Fans Get Wacky as Apple iPhone 4S Goes on Sale

The faster iPhone 4S -- with better software and an improved camera -- went on sale in seven countries Friday. And Apple fans and employees celebrated the event with aplomb.

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