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iPhone 5 Release: Retail Hit Or Hype?

Upload pictures from Apple, Verizon, AT&T and other stores where the slim smartphone went on sale today.

 

To paraphrase William Randolph Hearst, you send us the pictures, we'll send you the frenzy.

The iPhone 5 is being released in retail stores today to much hype and hoopla.

But when Patch reader Tim Holmes (an Apple-lover to the core) snapped this picture about an hour before this Verizon store opened, there wasn't much of a line.

Maybe the pent-up demand was satisfied by pre-orders?

If you're determined to go store-shopping today, here are pointers to some possible outlets.

But by all means, call ahead to make sure they have phones in stock.

Out shopping today? Was the iPhone 5 available? Were there lines or was the retail experience orderly. Upload pictures or leave comments.


Janet Palma September 24, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Absolute hype to the max. If you look at the comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S III, this phone is a complete dud. What people won't do to be part of the hoard. I hate Apple and all it's marketing hype. Won't buy their products.

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