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Fans Line Up for iPhone 5 at Apple Store in Troy

People lined up outside The Somerset Collection as early as Thursday evening in anticipation of the Friday morning release of the iPhone 5.

If you're planning to head out to the Apple Store at The Somerset Collection today to pick up a brand-new iPhone 5, you may want to hurry – they're selling out fast.

"The Apple Store already sold out of AT&T phones," said Shelby Holter, 18, a Lansing Community College sophomore who came back home to Troy to stand in line for the new iPhone 5 with her father, Brian Holter.

And Shelby wasn't the only one waiting in line. People started gathering outside The Somerset Collection as early as 10 p.m. Thursday, she said.

"The line went all the way to the middle (courtyard) and then wrapped around, like lines at Cedar Point," Shelby said.

But, according to Shelby and Brian, it as well worth the wait.

"(I like the) LTE speed, the ability to take so many photos and quickly, (and) also its reliability!" Brian told Patch.

"It was definitely worth the wait in line," Shelby said, though she wasn't able to say yet what her favorite new feature is on the iPhone 5.

"The speed and the big screen is a super nice plus," she said, "and the camera is really fast, and the reliability of Apple. Any of those things."

After waiting on hold for more than 15 minutes, Patch gave up trying to reach a representative at the Apple Store Friday morning.

Do you have the new iPhone 5? We want to see your photos! Share a photo of yourself with your new phone – or a neat photo taken with your new iPhone 5 (we hear the camera is incredible) – by uploading it to our gallery above.

Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey September 21, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Apparently there is an equally long line at Partridge Creek, too.
Jen Anesi (Editor) September 22, 2012 at 02:02 AM
I want one, Clare. So very badly.

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