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Eager Customers Line up for iPhone 6 Release in Salisbury

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Customers wait in line outside the AT&T store in Salisbury Friday for the release of the iPhone 6. (Photo: WBOC) Customers wait in line outside the AT&T store in Salisbury Friday for the release of the iPhone 6. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Any time Apple announces a new product, it is an event -- both leading up to the release, and the actual release itself. This time around, Apple saw record-breaking sales for pre-orders of the newest iPhone. WBOC was there for the excitement as die-hard Apple fans waited in line and got their hands on the iPhone 6 Friday in Salisbury. But it is not just the phone that has people talking.

It was not quite the line seen in places like New York or New Jersey, but the fans waiting to get inside the AT&T store on North Salisbury Boulevard in Salisbury were no less serious about their gadgets.

“I got in line late last night or early this morning, actually, 2 o'clock,” remarked David Taylor.

“Call me an ‘Apple fan boy' but I like just going out and having the experience, really,” explained Kevin Wilcox. “I actually did it last year for the iPhone 5S. It was the same store.”

They – like many other fans – have been counting down the days to Sept. 19. And with good reason.

“Faster processor, bigger screen, newer operating system,” noted Taylor.

Those are just some of the features Apple is boasting with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

“A lot of the employees, this was their first time seeing the phone as well,” said AT&T representative Liz Acker. “Apple's kept it very well under wraps, so we're all excited to play with it and get to learn all the new features that it offers.”

Doors opened at 8 a.m. Friday, although at least one person WBOC spoke with had been in line since 8 p.m. Thursday.

Besides the new phone, Apple has also released its newest operating system, iOS 8. Along with that, the company announced a new privacy policy that has many people talking. iOS 8 includes encryption that makes it impossible for data to be retrieved off the phone by anyone other than the user. That means not even law enforcement can request the phone be unlocked, even with a warrant.


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