Apple launches iPhone 5 in 33 countries Friday: Early videosDecember 14, 2012: 7:18 AM ET
A chilly reception in China, warmer in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines
The reception varied widely in the early videos. Malaysians and Indonesians greeted the device in the style to which we've become accustomed, with long lines and high-volume hoopla.
In Beijing, by contrast, snow, high prices and a clunky pre-registration lottery conspired to make for unexpectedly low turnout, as the Wall Street Journal video below explains.
UPDATE: No snow in Shanghai. No lines either.
Video courtesy of the Wall Street Journal