Local resident Andreas Gibson high-fives employees after being the first to exit the Fifth Avenue NY
•People have been camping outside Apple stores globally since the new iPhones were announced last week
•Many were genuine fans who wanted to be first to own handsets, but others sold their place in the queue
•Sam Sheikh, 27, from London was the first customer in the UK to get his new iPhone plus after queuing for 3 days
•Californian Dave Rahimi and his girlfriend Jasmine Juan were first to get iPhones after collecting them in Sydney
•First punter to buy the phone in Perth managed to drop it in excitement as he showed it off outside the store
•Tokyo customers were offered coffee and high fives from Apple employees as they prepared to buy the phones
•People fought in long queues and tempers flared among Apple fans as a result of queue jumping in Sydney
•O2 Priority customers were given handsets on top of the O2 Arena followed by a performance from Tinie Tempah
•In New York, queues for the Soho Apple Store stretched more than 2,100ft (0.4 miles) along Greene Street
•While in London, people queued for 1,050ft (0.2 miles) from Covent Garden store to the Royal Opera House
Man shows his iPhone 6 as he walks out from the Apple Store at Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district
Man wearing a mask depicting Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs holds up a cardboard cut-out of Apple
People try out the newly released iPhone 6 at the Apple store in Berlin September 19, 2014.
Customers scuffle for their place in line as they wait, Grand Central Terminal in New York
A man counts banknotes to purchase the newly released iPhone 6, outside an Apple store in Hong Kong
Shoppers are welcomed by staff on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus at the Apple Store
People queue outside an Apple shop in London this morning.
Hundreds of customers were waiting outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden
After being first in line for 19 days, Moon Ray, from Jackson, Mississippi collected her new iPhone
Apple fans queue for the new devices along Greene Street in the Soho district of New York.
The left-hand lane of this cordoned off section outside the Apple Store in Soho, New York
Customers stand in a line outside the Apple store in Sydney this morning.
The iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 are compared at a Telstra Store today in Sydney, Australia.