“Poor iPhone 5C. The flagship iPhone 5S got most of the love from the Apple diehards Friday,” Julianne Pepitone reports for CNNMoney. “CNNMoney interviewed about 15 of the hundreds of people in line outside Apple’s flagship New York store, and all of them were waiting for the glass-and-aluminum 5S, which cost $199 with a contract. None were there for the colorful plastic 5C, which sold for $99 with a contract. While the 5C was the only device available for pre-order a week early, the ability to pre-order hasn’t stopped Apple fanatics from lining up in person for past devices like the iPhone 5.”
Pepitone reports, “Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt, who counted more than 1,200 people on line at the flagship store a few minutes before the door opened, reported that everyone he asked was also ‘there to buy the iPhone 5S.'”
“This is obviously a small sample size. It also may not be surprising that people willing to camp out for a phone would opt for the high-end model,” Pepitone reports. “But Nicholas Cage, who lined up at the Apple Store in Atlanta’s Lenox Square shopping mall at 3:30 a.m., planned to pick up two 5Cs: one in white, the other in yellow. ‘I got kids,’ he said simply. Still, he said he was also there to buy himself a gold 5S.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Nic Cage. Always living beyond his means. 😉
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