It’s here! The iPhone 5 is in our hands and it was worth every sleepless minute we spent waiting for the sun to rise last Friday. For those of you who, like us, were itching in line for the pearly Apple gates to open, we ran a Capture the iPhone 5 Launch Contest on instagram to preserve the feelings of sheer anticipation, uncontrolled excitement, or (for many) total exhaustion surrounding the release. The lucky winner is instagram user @marcelbotha, who captured the bustling activity around Apple's SoHo store, depicting the contrast between an old building and the up-to-the-minute technology culture that it houses. For his photo, he'll receive a first look sample of the TAKTIK case.
We've included his shot up top and in the gallery below, along with all of our team's shots from the Chicago events. Look for reporters, free coffee, burritos on roller skates, and, of course, sleepy people.