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Video: iPhone 3G S launch in New York CityMaggie Reardon from CNET News speaks with the first person in line at the release of Apple's iPhone 3G S.
[ background music ] >> Hi, I'm Maggie Reardon with CNET News. And I'm here on 5th Avenue at Apple's Flagship store, where in just moments the new iPhone 3GS will be going on sale. Now as you can see, the crowd behind me isn't quite as big or as excited as past iPhone launches we've seen. But that's to be expected. This new phone doesn't really have a lot of bells and whistles. But it is faster, and it has a lot more memory. So we're gonna talk to a few people, and find out what brought them out early in the morning. [ music ] Sidney, how long have you been here standing in line for this iPhone? >> We've been here now for about twenty-four hours. >> So you were here in the pouring rain? I mean it was like a torrential downpour yesterday. You were here? >> We weren't really expecting it, and yeah we got here right in the middle of it, and it just kept getting worse throughout the day. I have an original iPhone but one that I'm using on T-Mobile right now, and I've been using from the very beginning. >> That's really crazy, cause you're not supposed to be using it on T-Mobile. >> I know. But I've been on T-Mobile for a long time, and at the time I wasn't really ready to make the switch. >> Do you ever consider getting the Pre? >> No. Cause the only reason I got an iPhone is cause it's like my all in one. I don't have to carry my laptop with me now, it's like more of a convenience. ^M00:01:18 [ applause ] [ cheers ] ^M00:01:29 >> You want to show us your new iPhone 3GS? >> I guess so, yeah this is pretty cool. Let's see. I just got it activated, there was no problem getting it activated and getting it running. >> Sidney I did notice though, you were the first in the store, but you're certainly not the first out. What took so long? >> I think there were a couple of problems in my reservation. I had tried to [inaudible] in advance, but that didn't end up actually getting into the right system. [ background music ] >> [inaudible] expect Apple to sell about five hundred thousand iPhone 3GS's this week, that's about half of what they sold last year of the iPhone 3G. But when you consider that the Palm Pre, which launched just a couple weeks ago only sold between fifty thousand and a hundred thousand in its first weekend, that's still pretty good. I'm Maggie Reardon with CNET News.