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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

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.

Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

Inside the Apple store in San Francisco, Apple employees dressed in blue and orange prepare for the 7 a.m. store opening.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

At 7:02 a.m., an employee unlocks the door to the downtown San Francisco Apple store to sell the new iPhone 3G S.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

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.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth 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.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

Peering into the Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue 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.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

The line at the SoHo Apple store around 5 a.m. EDT.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

The scene outside the Apple store in Emeryville, Calif., Friday.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

The crowd with 10 minutes left to go.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

Adam Moore activates his new iPhone 3G S at the Apple store in San Francisco, minutes after the phone's release on Friday.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

Apple employees make final preparations for the release of the iPhone 3G S in Emeryville, Calif.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

Dexter Duarte activates his new iPhone 3G S at the Apple store in San Francisco Friday.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

Moments after the San Francisco store's opening, customers are inside checking out the Apple iPhone 3G S.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

Inside the Apple store on Stockton Street in San Francisco.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: James Martin/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

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.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

Representatives from electronics reseller Gazelle.com toss snacks into the crowd.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

A news copter hovers over Emeryville, Calif., where there is both an Apple store and an AT&T store.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Josh Lowensohn/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

The first pack of iPhone 3G S buyers in New York enters the 5th Avenue store.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET
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iPhone 3G S

Employees prepare

Unlocking

First in line

5th Avenue Apple store

Apple store in NYC at 4:30 a.m.

14th Street Apple store

SoHo Apple store

Apple store in Emeryville

The crowd with 10 minutes left

Adam Moore

Apple store in Emeryville

Dexter Duarte

Doors open

Apple store SF

Marketers have started to show up

Gazelle.com tosses snacks

News chopper

iPhone 3G S buyers

exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

The first people to get iPhone 3G S handsets are now exiting the Fifth Avenue Apple Store.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Caroline McCarthy/CNET
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