iPhone 3G: the wait is finally over

Across the country people flocked to Apple and AT&T stores early this morning in anticipation for the 8 a.m. store opening and their first chance to snap up an iPhone 3G device.  In Denver, lines started forming in front of the Apple store at the Cherry Creek Mall at about 4 a.m. and by 7 a.m. the line included about 75 people. At a nearby AT&T store, people started lining up about 5 a.m. and by 7 a.m. the line included about 50 people. Most of those in line at the AT&T store were existing AT&T customers that wanted to upgrade to the 3G device.

Despite predictions of long waits due to the extensive activation process, there have been a few glitches reported so far. An altercation broke out in Florida among those waiting in line and police had to be called. In the U.K. there was a minor software snafu.

Check out the lines in Denver for the iPhone 3G here.

For more:
- read this article
- read this blog
- See all of FierceWireless' coverage of the iPhone 3G here

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