A short, wonderful tale of iPhone 5 lines across North America [slideshow]

This morning, the huddled masses waited in lines outside of their local Apple stores, electronics retail shops, and affiliate carrier shops in hopes of purchasing the new iPhone 5.

Pulling images that passersby were snapping and sharing on Twitter, we happened across a quaint narrative.

All across America,  eager customers waited in long lines to be the first batch of people to get the iPhone 5.   From the Apple store on 14th street and 9th ave, New York City.... (Photo: Hip Hop Republican)

All across America, eager customers waited in long lines to be the first batch of people to get the iPhone 5. From the Apple store on 14th street and 9th ave, New York City.... (Photo: Hip Hop Republican)

...To Las Vegas, Nevada...  
(Photo: Sherman Frederick)

...To Las Vegas, Nevada... (Photo: Sherman Frederick)

...To Houston, Texas, where lines stretched wider than the camera could capture.
(Photo: @Money_Millz22 via Twitter)

...To Houston, Texas, where lines stretched wider than the camera could capture. (Photo: @Money_Millz22 via Twitter)

...Yet, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, just two people waited outside of Rogers, while literally no one waited at the nearby Virgin kiosk...   (Photo: Cody Torgerson

...Yet, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, just two people waited outside of Rogers, while literally no one waited at the nearby Virgin kiosk... (Photo: Cody Torgerson

...But just across the hall from Rogers over at Tim Horton's...   

The moral of the story?  Coffee > iPhone.  
(photo: Cody Torgerson)

...But just across the hall from Rogers over at Tim Horton's... The moral of the story? Coffee > iPhone. (photo: Cody Torgerson)

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