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iPhone 4S goes on sale at Apple store in New York

2011-10-14 22:21:03 GMT2011-10-15 06:21:03(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Apple employees greet customers who come to purchase new iPhone 4S at the Apple Store Fifth Avenue in New York, the United States, Oct. 14, 2011. Apple Inc's new iPhone on Friday went on sale in stores across the globe. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

A customer shows off her new iPhone 4S outside the Apple Store Fifth Avenue in New York, the United States, Oct. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

A customer shows off his new iPhone 4S outside the Apple Store Fifth Avenue in New York, the United States, Oct. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

Customers show off their new iPhone 4S outside the Apple Store Fifth Avenue in New York, the United States, Oct. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

Apple employees greet customers who come to purchase new iPhone 4S at the Apple Store Fifth Avenue in New York, the United States, Oct. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- The iPhone 4S went on sale at Apple store on the Fifth Avenue of Manhattan in New York early Friday.

An Apple store worker said people were waiting outside the store around 3 p.m. Thursday and underwent an overnight rain for an early purchase of the smart phone which started sale at 8 a.m. Friday.

About 200 people were seen lining up outside the store and some of them said they would like to pay tribute to Steve Jobs, Apple's longtime CEO who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 on Oct. 5.

"I'm a Steve's fan, iPhone 4S is the best of Steve's work. I am not going to buy iPhone 5,"Jim Bedford, who is in his 30s, said. "Maybe this is my last iPhone," he added.

People left a Steve's picture, flowers and apples on the sidewalk to pay respect to Apple's co-founder. Some apples were seen inscribed such words as "Nice job" and "We will always remember you."

Tom White, 50, said he had iPhone 1 and 3 and "now is the time to change a new one."

The iPhone 4S is operated seven times faster than their predecessor and features an upgraded camera. Apple reported more than 1 million pre-orders for the iPhone 4S, breaking a mark set by last year's model. The phone also went on sale Friday in six other countries -- Britain,Germany,France,Australia, Canada and Japan.

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