Apple releases its latest; crowds flock

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

PHOENIX -- The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale Friday morning all around the world, attracting crowds to all of the Apple locations in the Valley.

Crowds began lining up Thursday afternoon.

The new iPhone shows that Apple is trying to close the gap with the competition by having a significantly larger screen.

"Now we don't use computers anymore," one iPhone Plus enthusiast said. "This is our computer so we want to make sure that it can do all the jobs we need to do."

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch LCD screen, while the larger iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. The current iPhone 5s has a 4-inch screen.

Gene Munster, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, predicts Apple will sell 92 million new iPhones by the end of the year. There are currently 300 million iPhones in use worldwide.

The iPhone 6 starts at $199 with 16 GB of storage or $299 with 64 GB. The Plus starts at $299 with 16 GB and $399 with 64 GB.

Apple also reveiled in its newest release a new mobile payment system and a digital smartwatch that will go on sale in 2015.