By John Sutter and Doug Gross/CNN
(CNN) – After years of anticipation, relatively few people waited in line Thursday morning to buy the new Verizon Wireless iPhone 4, according to anecdotal reports.
Fifteen minutes before the phone went on sale, eight people were in line at Apple’s flagship store in New York, according to CNNMoney. Down the street, about a dozen people waited in line at a Verizon Wireless store.
And in Atlanta, Georgia, slightly more than a dozen stood in line outside a Verizon store to get the new phone. One of them, Lena Hill, 22, brought food and blankets at 6:15 a.m., expecting to have to camp out in a line to get the device. There wasn’t a line, so Hill just waited in her car.
“It’s an iPhone. There’s so much hype about it,” she said. “You just have to get it.”
In San Francisco, there were no shoppers lined up early Thursday at an Apple store downtown, and only a small line at a nearby Verizon store.
By contrast, thousands have lined up for the release of previous Apple products, including the initial launch of the iPhone 4 in June. In the past, many shoppers have even slept outside all night to ensure being among the first to get a new Apple gadget.
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