Techies Crowd Bethesda Row as iPhone 5 Hits Apple Stores

Line stretches down the block in front of the Bethesda Row Apple Store Friday morning.

If you wanted to snag a new iPhone today, you had to wait in line -- a long line.

Apple released its new iPhone 5 Friday, and techies waited in line to be the first to get their hands on the much-anticipated smartphone.

At Bethesda Row, the line stretched down the block, nearly to Arlington Road.

The good news? Apple provided free Dunkin Donuts coffee for the eager shoppers.

If you're wondering where to buy one, check out our handy guide. There are only two Apple stores in Montgomery County -- both in Bethesda -- but plenty of other retailers are carrying the iPhone today.

Did you buy an iPhone 5 today? How long did you wait in line? What do you think of the new smartphone? Tell us in the comments.

PansyAston September 22, 2012 at 06:32 PM
I wouldn't do business with this Apple store if they gave away a dozen donuts AND the phone!
Lilian Burch September 22, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Apple should have done a better job of keeping the line and their employees from blocking the sidewalk. They were lining up down the middle of the sidewalk instead of hugging the wall and going down the alley. And the employees made things worse when they came out to get information in advance from the people in line.
Gus Fring October 04, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Disagreeable screeching harridan says what?


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something