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Photos: Folks Wait In Depressingly Long Lines For The iPhone 6
If you're one of the ones salivating over the prospect of getting your hands on a brand, spanking new iPhone 6 that was released today, you might even be in line at an Apple store as you're reading this. We caught the incredibly long queues that snaked around the block at the Apple store in Santa Monica this morning.
There were folks sitting in their own fold-out beach chairs and others staring intently into their boring, old iPhones, most likely fantasizing about what life would be like with a bigger screen. And we overheard people in line saying that they were giving up and going home, and others (just like ticket scalpers) asking people if they had an iPhone they were willing to part with for an all-cash payment.
There were also lines at the Grove:
And of course, there were the ones that camped there overnight: