Hundreds wait in line for the iPhone 5
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Friday was the day iPhone fans had been anxiously awaiting.
Apple received more than 2 million orders in the first 24 hours but hundreds lined up outside Boston's Boylston Street door. Many waited overnight, bundled up in the cold to get their hands on the hottest new iPhone, including 7’s own Victoria Block.
Thursday night Block bundled up with blankets and a parka.
“I’m going to camp out with the troops, [I’m going to be out here all night]. I’m going to live the story. You’re going to report it, I’m going to live it,” said Block.
For John Morrissey, it literally paid to be first in line.
“I saw the promotional ad for Gazelle on-line,” said Morrissey, “that said they’d sponsor the first five people and pay for their phone.”
John Morrissey and his mother were the first ones to show up Wednesday night.
“It was kind of last minute, he said, ‘throw some stuff in the car it looks like it’s going to start,’ I was just driving him in and I said, ‘you know something? I’ll go with you,’” said Cheryl Morrissey.
The line wrapped around Newbury Street. Brett took advantage of the craze. Even though he slept in front of the store, he sold his place in line.
The iPhone 5 boasts being the thinnest and fastest iPhone yet.
The iPhone’s new maps app still has kinks that need to be worked out. A few wrong directions won't throw Apple fans off track. Everyone has a different reason for wanting it so badly.
“I just like having the newest and greatest things,” said Morrissey.
It's unclear if everybody waiting in line will manage getting a phone. Brett, who stayed overnight, decided he was going to get out of line, found somebody who said she hadn’t had a phone for about two weeks and paid $460 just to wait in line. The iPhone 5 is definitely a hot item.