MISHAWAKA-- It is a big day for Apple and those who love their gadgets. The iPhone 5 hits store shelves this morning but they are not expected to be there long.
Lines are forming around the world at Apple stores-- including locally as many want to be the first in line to get their new phone.
Friday morning, we found people outside of University Park Mall in Mishawaka who said they have been camped out since 8 p.m. Thursday to get their hands on the phone.
Apple's thinnest and fastest iphone yet has already broken sales records. The iPhone 5 supports the faster 4G network and also comes with a number of software updates, including Apple's new in-house maps feature.
The new maps feature, however has been criticized by some users for a number of geographical errors, missing information and a lack of features.
Despite criticisms, some analysts expect Apple to sell up to 10 million iPhone models in the next week.
Preorders for the iPhone topped 2-million in just 24 hours.
And just because you wait in line this, doesn't mean you will get a phone.
Some stores warn, they may have a supply shortage.
Meanwhile BlackBerry is reporting an outage affecting users in Europe, Middle East and Africa - interrupting service for customers on the same day as the iPhone launch.
BlackBerry announced the issues in postings on Facebook and Twitter on Friday, and says it is urgently working to fix the troubles. It apologized to customers for the inconvenience caused.
The outage brought up unpleasant memories of troubles with emails and chat messages last year that left users bereft for three days. In the United States and Canada, the outage was shorter, but many of the world's 70 million BlackBerry users were affected.