As Usual, Apple Fans Camp Out For New Phone

Apple camping

It is officially here. The new iPhone 6 hits shelves Friday.

As you might expect, anxious Apple fans have been camping outside Apple stores around the country. Here in Tampa, as WFLA reports, about 200 Apple customers were camping outside the store at the International Plaza by 4:00 a.m.

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A spokeswoman for local AT&T stores says the anticipation for the iPhone 6 release is huge.

“Just in the last week, we’re had our best week ever for pre-order sales of an iPhone and we’re hearing from our customers they’re really excited about the new design and new sizes for the iPhone 6,” said spokesperson Karen McAllister.

If you pre-ordered it online, you can expect your new sleek device to arrive Friday. But if you’re in line at a store, it’s a first come first serve basis. No promises.