Locals line up for latest iteration of Apple's iPhone

A crowd lines up outside the Myrtle Beach Verizon store to be the first to get the latest iPhone. Source: Alexandria Savage.
A crowd lines up outside the Myrtle Beach Verizon store to be the first to get the latest iPhone. Source: Alexandria Savage.
Jeff Patterson was the lucky first recipient of the new phone. Source: Alexandria Savage.
Jeff Patterson was the lucky first recipient of the new phone. Source: Alexandria Savage.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The new iPhone 6s are now available, and people in our area are definitely taking advantage of the new technology.

A WMBF News crew went out to a Myrtle Beach Verizon store to see how many people were in line to pick up the new phones. The line wrapped around the store, and the district manager of the coastal region for Verizon said people have really been looking forward to the new phones.

"It has been a very exciting day for a lot of our customers,' Roger Monk said. "We had people start showing up around the area by eight o clock last night."

"I've been waiting for this one," said Jeff Patterson, the lucky first recipient of the new phone. "My upgrade has been ready since January I believe, so I've been waiting awhile for this one to come out."

The latest iPhone models boast bigger screens, greater speed and longer battery life.

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