Some people started lining up at the Kenwood Towne Center as early as Thursday morning (Photo: FOX19/Dale Lutz)
The Kenwood Towne Center Apple store preps for the release of the new iPhone 6 (Photo: FOX19/Dale Lutz)
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The brand new, revamped iPhone 6 will hit shelves on Friday and Tri-State residents are camping out to be one of the first to get their hands on one.
The company announced it sold more than 4 million pre-orders of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus in 24 hours, which exceeded the initial supply of available pre-orders.
"I took off work for tomorrow so I could be here, and I left work early today. I assumed somebody was going to be waiting outside before me, so I left work early," said Matt Knight, who was first in line at an AT&T store in Florence.
He showed up to the store Thursday at 1 p.m.
"I just wanted to be one of the first guys to get it. I know if you pre-ordered it would probably come in the mail and you'd get it at home. I just wanted to get it in the store first," Knight told FOX19.
Shortly after he showed up, another camper, Jessica Hayden, showed up. Hayden, of Fort Mitchell, was waiting in line to get the phone for her father.
"He's bringing sleeping bags, a cooler, maybe a cornhole set and more munchies," said Jennifer Brooks, of Independence, who was staking her claim alongside her son to get the 6 plus.
A line had formed outside the Kenwood Towne Center by 9 p.m. Thursday. Those camping won't be allowed in the mall until 6 a.m. Friday morning,and will be escorted by security to the store where they wish to purchase their new phone.
The new iPhone starts at $199 with most providers with a two-year contract.