Long lines in Boise for latest iPhone release

Credit: Bonnie Shelton / KTVB

A line forms near the entrance to the Apple Store in the Boise Towne Square Mall on Friday, September 20.

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by Bonnie Shelton and KTVB.COM

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Posted on September 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 20 at 1:29 PM

BOISE -- People got up bright and early to try and get their hands on the latest Apple products.

Want proof? 

Check out the pictures we snapped of long lines in Boise as the company released two new versions of the iPhone Friday.

Folks started lining up outside the Apple Store at Boise Towne Square Mall hours before it opened at 8:00 a.m.

Apple released the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c on Thursday morning. Some of the folks we chatted with were excited to purchase the 5S in gold, a new color for the product. However, there were only a few phones in that color at the Apple Store in Boise's mall -- and they sold out first.

A Meridian man who told us he designs mobile apps was the first in line to purchase the latest iPhone. He bought two of the new gold iPhone 5S models.

Jacob Pritchett waited for close to 20 hours to be first in line to buy.

"The software is made for the hardware, and it really, really shows the level of quality, the attention to detail, it's very apparent and I appreciate that," Pritchett told KTVB.

The iPhone 5S is the first version to offer what Apple calls "touch security." That means it can recognize fingerprints.

Prices for the iPhone 5S start around $200 and go up depending on storage size and cell phone provider. The new iPhone 5c is a bit cheaper, starting at $100 depending on size and cell phone carrier.

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