iPhone 3G S

Friday morning, the iPhone 3G S went on sale across the United States, and CNET News' team was on the scene at Apple and AT&T stores in Manhattan and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Employees prepare

Inside the Apple store in San Francisco, Apple employees dressed in blue and orange prepare for the 7 a.m. store opening.
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Unlocking

At 7:02 a.m., an employee unlocks the door to the downtown San Francisco Apple store to sell the new iPhone 3G S.
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First in line

Adam Jackson, who was the first in line at the downtown San Francisco Apple store, walks inside to claim his new iPhone 3G S Friday.
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5th Avenue Apple store

By 5:33 a.m. EDT, the line at the 5th Avenue Apple store in Manhattan had stretched to somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 or 90 people--an hour and a half before the store opened its doors. Here, people waiting in line have been moved off the street and into a formation set with metal barricades. The store, normally open 24/7, was closed at midnight in preparation.
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Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

Peering into the Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.
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14th Street Apple store

Down in the Meatpacking District, the shopping-and-nightlife hub that houses Manhattan's newest Apple store on the corner of 14th Street and 9th Avenue, there were about 15 people in line for the iPhone at 4:47 a.m. EDT, and most say they've been in line for less than an hour.
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SoHo Apple store

The line at the SoHo Apple store around 5 a.m. EDT.
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Apple store in Emeryville

The scene outside the Apple store in Emeryville, Calif., Friday.
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The crowd with 10 minutes left

The crowd with 10 minutes left to go.
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Adam Moore

Adam Moore activates his new iPhone 3G S at the Apple store in San Francisco, minutes after the phone's release on Friday.
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Apple store in Emeryville

Apple employees make final preparations for the release of the iPhone 3G S in Emeryville, Calif.
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Dexter Duarte

Dexter Duarte activates his new iPhone 3G S at the Apple store in San Francisco Friday.
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Doors open

Moments after the San Francisco store's opening, customers are inside checking out the Apple iPhone 3G S.
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Apple store SF

Inside the Apple store on Stockton Street in San Francisco.
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Marketers have started to show up

At around 6:15 a.m. EDT, marketers started to show up at a New York Apple store, including this representative from an electronics recycling site called YouRenew.com who is wearing a very impressive iPhone costume.
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Gazelle.com tosses snacks

Representatives from electronics reseller Gazelle.com toss snacks into the crowd.
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News chopper

A news copter hovers over Emeryville, Calif., where there is both an Apple store and an AT&T store.
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iPhone 3G S buyers

The first pack of iPhone 3G S buyers in New York enters the 5th Avenue store.
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exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

The first people to get iPhone 3G S handsets are now exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store.
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