EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSIPHONE 5 ARRIVES
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Eager Fans Await iPhone 5 Debut
Reported by: Kristin Keeling
Videographer: Larry Clark
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 21, 2012 12:03 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT
South Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Apple fans couldn't wait any longer to get their hands Friday morning on the new iPhone 5 in South Charleston.
"It's going to be great,” Paul Davis said. “I've had every iPhone, so I can't wait to get the next one.”
Jon King was just as enthusiastic. “The iPhone 5 – I just had to make sure I got one,” King said.
More than 40 people braved the overnight hours to be one of the first ones to buy the new phone. One man got in line at 10 p.m. Thursday. That's 10 hours before the store even opened.
People like Kay Shamblin say it's all for the love of Apple products. "I use an Apple computer, the iPad and the iPhone and they all sync together beautifully," Shamblin said.
AT&T's doors opened at 8 a.m. Friday, and people were able to get their first taste of the iPhone 5.
Compared to the popular iPhone 4, the iPhone 5 is lighter in weight, has faster wireless Internet and a bigger display.
Assistant Store Manager Richard Totten said people really get excited about new launches, and Apple offers great products. “We're just really excited to be able to offer it to them," he said.
Kay Shamblin she said she is happy with her new and long-awaited gadget. And she's even helping her husband out in the process. "I'm going to set it up and give him my 4S," she said.
The base model of the new iPhone 5 costs $199.99.
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