Video: Apple's iPhone 5 draws crowds in Samsung's home turfDecember 7, 2012: 10:30 AM ET
Record pre-sales and customers lining up in sub-zero temperatures
According to the local Yonhap News Agency, the launch -- delayed from Apple's original schedule due to "procedural errors" registering the device with the government -- managed to draw crowds despite sub-zero winter temperatures.
SK Telecom (KRX), South Korea's largest carrier, held a pre-dawn launch party with munchies and live music. Rival KT (KT), the No. 2 carrier, reported that pre-orders in the first two hours topped the record set a year earlier by the iPhone 4S.
Moody's Investors Service estimates that as of October, Apple's iPhone had an 11% market share among the country's 31.4 million smartphone users.
Below: Video of the KT launch.