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iPhone 4S frenzy kicks into overdrive

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | Oct. 17, 2011
Not everyone pre-ordered their iPhone 4S--plenty of people are nabbing Apple's latest handset the old-fashioned way: by waiting in line.

Nobody seems to be disappointed with the fact that the iPhone 4S isn't a huge upgrade from the iPhone 4. "I love the 4," Aylotte said, "And I plan to pass it down to my wife. Eventually the world will be covered in used iPhones. Because some nerd is going to upgrade every year, and everyone else will upgrade every other year. Especially now that there's a free iPhone."

Aylotte is especially excited about the camera, "The most exciting thing about the camera is that they focused on the time between the photos and the start-up time. Because I've got three little girls, three, seven, and nine, and they move…quickly."

Standing with Aylotte at the end of the line was newly-converted iPhone fan Abhijit Govindaraju. Govindaraju currently has a BlackBerry, but he says it's time for an upgrade. Needless to say, this is also his first Apple product launch (though he was carrying an iPad to watch movies on).

Though the iPhone 4S is seeing big lines, they're not as big as the lines for the iPad or the iPad 2--at least, not in Valley Fair. One of the security guards, who has been hanging out with the Apple fans since about10 p.m., said the iPad 2 launch saw a lot more people, "probably because the iPad is still pretty new."

Apple store employees declined to comment.

So, who got an iPhone 4S today? Is it everything you dreamed of and more? Let me know in the comments!



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