As reported in later editions of yesterday's Evening Times, more than 300 people queued through the night to splash out on the 5s phone.
Fans were in a frenzy to try out the new features, including the fingerprint scanner and updated voice control software.
Loud cheers rang out at the Apple store in Buchanan Street, at 8am when the doors opened to let people buy the new handsets.
Shop workers lined up to applaud the first customers, many of whom had been camping out all night.
Sunny Asif, who lives in Glasgow city centre, took his spot in the queue at 8pm on Thursday. The 22-year-old said: "I have had an iPhone before and they are the best.
"I bought the 5s because of the fingerprint scanner, and the security that brings."
First in the queue were Adam Hulley and Kasia Nowak, both 25, who had travelled from Edinburgh to get their hands on a gold edition iPhone 5s.
Stefano Sidono and Tara Patil, both 16 and from Giffnock, also joined the queue.
Barriers were set up and security guards handed out coffee to patient fans.
However, with about 450 people having turned up by the time the Apple store had opened, demand for the devices outweighed the supply, with many being turned away empty-handed.
The Apple store in Braehead Shopping Centre also reported large queues and staff were kept busy all day with people rushing to collect their new handset.
The buyers there included Richard Docherty, 54, who queued for more than 10 hours to get the iPhone for his son, who is working more than 5000 miles away in China - where the phone is assembled.
Mr Docherty, from Crookston, was at the head of a queue of more than 300 people waiting for the Apple Store at the Braehead mall to open at 8am.
He turned up at the centre at 9.45pm the previous night to make sure he was at the front of the queue.
His 20-year-old son, Ryan, does not get back to Scotland until next week.
The 5s, which comes in gold, silver or grey, flew off the shelves and sold out in minutes.
However, it is unclear whether the colourful 5c will have the same reception. Both phones come with three different memory capacities - 16, 32 or 64GB.
The 5s is described as the "most forward-thinking smartphone in the world" and costs £549 (16GB), £629 (32GB) and £709 (64GB). It features an 8-megapixel camera, slow-motion video and FaceTime HD camera.
The cheaper 5c - which marks Apple's first departure from top of the range phones - is £469 (16GB) and £549 (32GB).