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Techies Crowd Apple Store as iPhone 5 Debuts

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.

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