Poll: What Do you Think of The New iPhone 5?
Tell us in comments if you think the new gadget meets the hype.
The new iPhone 5 was released today and people were excited to get their hands on one.
A representative from the AT&T store in Town Mall told Patch yesterday that they expected to get a shipment of approximately 4 of the new phones today, and they had a waiting list of close to 25.
The Sprint store in Town Mall expected to get a shipment as well, less than 20 a store representative told Patch, and they opened at 8 a.m. today for the sale.
News of the release of the iPhone 5 spread like wildfire after it was announced two weeks ago. Demand for the phone has skyrocketed, outpacing Apple's own expectations.
As soon as pre-orders were available, Apple sold two million phones in the first 24 hours, according to CNN.com, which may force them to push back shipping on pre-ordered phones by up to a month. However, this will not affect phones shipped to retail stores for immediate purchase, according to Apple.
The phone comes with a range of new features that set it apart from the iPhone 4s. The phone features a slimmer design, new high-quality display, faster wireless, new earbuds, and a powerful CPU, which Apple claims is twice as fast as their previous processor.
The phone costs $199 for the 16 GB, $299 for 32 GB, and $399 for 64 GB, all with new two-year wireless plans.
What do you think of the new phone? Did you get one? Tell us in comments.