At the Verizon Store in Eugene, the lines started forming at 3 p.m. Thursday and folks camped out overnight.
By 8 a.m. when the store opened, there were 50 people waiting in line. Those we spoke with say they’re excited for this next generation of iPhone.
“I’ve got an iPhone 3, and so I’ve waited it out long enough to know now that I really want the new generation,” said Verizon Wireless customer Todd Weeks.
“I’ve had the 4S since it came out. This one is a lot thinner and bigger, and I’m excited to see what it has on it that’s new,” said Verizon Wireless customer Dayu Aryanthi.
At the AT&T Store near Valley River Center, employees say the line started forming for the iPhone 5 at noon Thursday.
We don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble out there, but there are a few gripes and glitches with the iPhone 5. One, it requires a new charger, which isn’t compatible with the iPad or other iPhones. Two, Apple replaced Google Maps with its own mapping system. The new map operating system has its own set of errors with disappearing neighborhoods, rivers going to nowhere, and major landmarks vanishing, like the Hoover Dam.