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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.

David J Iacono September 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM
It's amazing that people will pay hundreds of dollars for an iphone 5 that is almost the same as an iPhone 4.
Steve September 22, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Exactly!^^^ people just have to have the newest one, doesn't matter that they are being tricked into spending all that money on a phone that's almost the same as their old one
Claire Sundberg September 24, 2012 at 03:02 AM
What a waste of money. IT iS a Phone....a phone. We are nuts!

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