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iPhone launch draws crowds at Hattiesburg retailers

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Folks lined the outside of stores more than 12 hours before opening to sell the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

"I got out here at 10:30 [Thursday night]," said one customer, Consuela.

She was about fifth in line at the Hattiesburg AT&T on Highway 98, with the first person- Luther- setting up as early as 7 p.m.

"Addicted," he said. "I guess I'm an addict."

The C Spire store on Highway 98 drew a similar sized crowd Friday morning, with around 50 folks lining the parking lot when the store opened.

"It feels good," said C Spire's first purchaser, Latoya Leggins. "It's light, lighter than my other phone."

The majority of customers at either store we talked with were most interested in the camera on the new iPhone, as well as the fingerprint access, which can also be used for purchases.

However, some customers waited in line and ended up not being able to leave with a phone due to the high demand, particularly for the iPhone 6 Plus.

"I'm feeling kinda iffy," said one customer when he was told they did not have a 64 GB.

For more information on the new iPhones, visit Apple's website: http://www.apple.com/iphone-6/.

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