Too Bad There's Not an App for Waiting in Line

By Omar Villafranca
|  Thursday, Jun 18, 2009  |  Updated 11:45 PM CDT
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Too Bad There's Not an App for Waiting in Line

APPLE/PR NEWSWIRE/Newscom

A handful of people -- mostly loyal iPhone users looking to upgrade -- camped out at a Dallas Apple Store on Thursday.

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Apple's new iPhone goes on sale Friday morning in North Texas, but the usual long lines aren't forming.

At the Apple Store on Knox Street in Dallas, a handful of people sat in their chairs to wait for the doors to close and then reopen Friday morning.

"(I've) been here since 11:30 this morning," Jason Wagoner said. "I'm all sunburned and, needless to say, I forgot to bring sunscreen."

The Dallas man came armed with a tent, water and food, but no sunscreen.

Dena Harrison had only been in line for a few hours. The 62-year-old Grapevine resident just had vein surgery on her legs, but still wanted to camp out to get the newest phone.

"I check my e-mails, I go on the Internet, I text -- I do everything on my iPhone," she said. "I love my iPhone."

Apple's latest smartphone is suppose to be fast when logging online. The 16-gigabyte phone starts at $199 and the 32-gigabyte phone starts at $299.

The new 3GS phones have also several new features, including a video camera.

"I don't usually shoot a lot of video, but who knows, I might," Wagoner said.

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