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iPhone Frenzy Hits Charlottesville

By: Cheryn Stone Email
By: Cheryn Stone Email

The wait is over for the much-anticipated Apple iPhone. It hit store shelves Friday night.

People started camping out at the AT&T Wireless store on Emmet Street in Charlottesville at 6:30 Friday morning to wait in line for an iPhone.

Landon Booth was fourth in line in Charlottesville. He says the iPhone, "Can be taken anywhere you wan;t it's like a double agent it's like a phone and everything else you want it do, it's more than a phone."

Booth researched stores selling the iPhone across Virginia, D.C., and Baltimore. He traveled from Virginia Beach and set up camp in central Virginia.

"I picked Charlottesville. I figured it would be the best place to have a chance at getting the phone," Booth said.

The phones will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Stores are not saying how many phones they have in stock. The phone will cost you $500 to $600 depending on the model.

Booth says he is willing to pay. "When I looked at the technology specs that were available I was thinking way over $1000 for the phone for what it does."

The phone went on sale at 6PM Friday night. For Booth and the other campers, the new iPhone was worth the wait.

Booth says, "This is the next generation of technology, it's the future."

At 6PM Friday night, there were about 70 people in line waiting for the iPhone in Charlottesville. The AT&T Wireless store in Charlottesville is the only place to get the iPhone locally.


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