“Despite icy temperatures in New York on Thursday morning, those eager to buy a version of an Apple smartphone that is compatible with Verizon’s wireless network filed into Apple and Verizon stores around Manhattan to purchase a device,” Jenna Wortham reports for The New York Times.
“Thursday was the first day the iPhone has been widely available for sale in the United States from a wireless carrier other than AT&T. Verizon and Apple started selling the Verizon iPhone in their retail locations around the country at 7 a.m. as well as in their online stores,” Wortham reports. “Best Buy and several hundred Wal-Mart stores are also expected to accommodate customers interested in a Verizon iPhone.”
Wortham reports, “Demand is expected to be high. The Verizon iPhone has received glowing reviews from multiple gadget reviewers, only fueling interest in the device… North and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming, which are not serviced by AT&T, will be able to purchase an iPhone from Verizon, which will begin selling the phone in those regions on Thursday. Stores have stocked up on hand warmers and hot drinks for the those who may line up.”
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