iPhone 5 finally hits the streets. Join CNET’s live coverage

Media circus: Hours before the iPhone 5 goes on sale, the facade of Apple’s 5th Avenue store in Manhattan is obscured by a giant black cloak. Much of the view is also blocked by a row of satellite trucks parked in front.

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What can you say about a device that has been written about as much as the iPhone 5, other than to note that it’s finally here and lots of people across the globe seem to want it?

The smartphones, which are thinner, lighter, and faster than previous versions, are due to go on sale at 8 a.m. local time in multiple countries (read CNET’s review).

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