Remember the lines back in 2007 when Apple released its first iPhone? Well, they were long.
Friday morning, there were once again lines for the seventh generation of the iPhone -- the IPhone 5S -- but the lines were considerably shorter.
In New Hartford, just before 8 a.m. Friday morning, when the doors to local stores selling the new iPhone 5S were to open, there were four people in line at Best Buy at Consumer Square, about a dozen at the Verizon store on Seneca Turnpike and about two dozen outside the AT&T store at Consumer Square.
Christina Sarandrea of Clinton was one of those in line at the AT&T store. She says she got in line around 5 a.m., and compares it to her last iPhone line experience.
"I waited for the 3G at the old AT&T store from eight at night until eight in the morning," she said. "This is a little easier this time."
Anatoly Bondarchuck of New Hartford was first in line at the Verizon store. He says he arrived there at 1:30 a.m.
"I was actually in Long Island on a work project, so once I got back, I parked my car right there, so I can get my phone," he said. "I said 'I'm not going home and passing out, not waking up in time.' "
Besides a new operating system, the iPhone 5S has fingerprint recognition technology.
The 16G IPhone 5S retails for $199.00, the 32G is $299.00 and the 64G is $399.00.