It’s geekdemonium out there right now.
The i Phone 5 is here and as usual, some folks just have to have it.
The AT&T store on Broadway was fairly crowded today, even though a monsoon was blowing outside.
That’s because the new IPhone 5 is here, and what are called “early adopters” were still showing up.
“The crowds have been great. We had a lot of people here this morning as expected. It was rainy, it was wet. But they made it,” said Keith Ables the manager of the store. “We see it with a lot of devices, and this is a perfect example of a hot, new, iconic device the new i Phone 5-s and 5-c. it just drives people out, and there are a large group of people who want it day one and every year we see that.”
And some customers were just curious.
But there is a lot of competition out there, and no one can afford to remain complacent. The new phone has a bigger screen, a better camera, longer battery life and more. The biggest story is the fingerprint scanner instead of a password.
Hackers already have an online competition and $13,000 price for whoever can bypass it.
But is all that enough to get you to pony up for a replacement?
The higher end model, the iPhone-5S comes in 3 colors, white gray and gold. Some expected the gray to be the color of choice, but on this first day, the gold is sold out.