Die-hards line up for the new iPhone


by Catherine Holland

Video reports by Yetta Gibson, dedicated Blackberry user

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 20 at 12:59 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Over the country -- all over the world --  iPhone aficionados lined up outside Apple stores to get the latest and greatest iteration of gadget that changed the way we think of and use cell phones.

The much-touted iPhone 5S, along with its colorful little brother, the iPhone 5C, went on sale Friday morning, 8 a.m. Arizona time. While the 5C, which starts at $99 with a two-year contract, was available for preorder, the higher-end 5S, which starts at $199 with a two-year contract, was not.

3TV's Yetta Gibson spent the morning at the Apple Store in the Scottsdale Quarter, when people were camped out in a line that wrapped around the building.

The first woman in line had been there since 5 p.m. Thursday.

"I brought everything with me," Lisa Colon, no stranger to camping out for an iPhone, said. "I've been here a couple of times, doing this."

And Friday morning won't be her last time.

"Apple keeps innovating," she said, giving Yetta a good-natured hard time about her Blackberry.

"It's sacrilegious," she said with a laugh.

The first 200 people in line received tickets guaranteeing that they would leave the store with a phone. Several of those people said they had already sold their old iPhones.

According to CNN, early buyers are going for the gold iPhone 5S over the silver and space gray models. Those buying in from the online store were greeted with a message stating that their phones would not ship until next month.