A graduate student from Phichit province who had queued up since yesterday morning was the first person in Thailand to get the new iPhone 5 handed out by Truemove early this morning.
Distribution of the pre-ordered phones began on the stroke of midnight at Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok, where more than 1,000 eager Apple fanboys queued for one of the long-awaited new smartphones.
The first unit was handed out to Pongpipat Penpone, 23, a Phichit province native who is currently a graduate engineering student at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok. He had been waiting since 10.30am Thursday.
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