Apple

Buyers Swarm Apple Stores for IPhone 5

Tech version of "dog bites man" story

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Early iPhone 5 retail sales appear to be living up to the hype as Apple stores were inundated with customers ready to snap up the company's latest model.

Outside the Upper West Side Apple store in New York City store early Friday, hundreds are lined up around the block as blue-shirted Apple employees walk around the line, answering questions and handing out coffee and water.

David Lopez and his son, David arrived on Wednesday around 1:30pm. Their early arrival paid off: they held the first two places in line.