SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It has become somewhat of a technological tradition. Whenever Apple rolls releases a new device, out come the loyal devotees camping out for one of the latest and greatest Mac products.
Shemus Culliver of Pittsfield was the very first person in line outside the Apple store in the Holyoke Mall. Culliver showed up at 5:00pm on Thursday night to get the coveted spot.
“I honestly can’t wait to try it out,” said Culliver. ” There are a lot of new exciting things with it. I’m mostly excited about the fingerprint sensor. It is definitely going to be interesting.”
The double launch for Apple featured both the new iPhone 5s as well as the new low cost iPhone 5c. The 5c features plastic colorful cases as well as a lower price tag starting at $99, but it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the new 5s.
“It has a faster processor and the fingerprint scanner, which will make it easier to do iTunes stuff,” said Connor K. “Hopefully, it’ll also make it more secure.”
The fingerprint sensor and new ios7 operating system were two of the most popular additions.
“It’s a pain when you have to put in your password ,” said Adam Provost. ”That was really convenient addition and the faster processor. Speed is always a good thing.”
Apple hopes to curb the momentum of their main rival Samsung, who produce Android phones. Wall Street greeted the tech giant’s newest release with skepticism, but hardcore Apple fans remain loyal and say it is worth the wait.
“I met a friend here when I did it for the iPhone 4 release,” said Culliver. ”We wanted to do it one more time for a sleepover. It’s an experience most people can’t enjoy, but I wanted to.