Crowd lines up in New York to be first to get Apple’s iPhone 3G S

iPod touch and Accessories!“Customers lined up at Apple Stores around the world to be among the first to own the new iPhone 3G S, which went on sale Friday,” David Goldman reports for

“Apple began its rolling release of the iPhone 3G S in the United States at 7 a.m. ET,” Goldman reports. “It then debuted in successive time zones each hour.”

Goldman reports, “About 300 people stood outside the Apple Store on New York’s 5th Avenue — some of them since early Thursday — waiting for the doors to open. Inside the store, employees were seen being briefed about the new phone’s features before selling it to customers.”

“Piper Jaffray’s senior research analyst Gene Munster said he expects Apple to sell 500,000 iPhones over the weekend. That’s half of what Apple sold during the 3G launch, though that phone launched in 21 countries compared to eight for the 3G S,” Goldman reports.

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