iPhone campout 2.0

July 11, 2008 4:16:40 AM PDT
It was bound to happen: an updated and much cheaper version of the iPhone, the 3G will be released tomorrow---but tonight apple stores were busy fielding questions about the newest addition to the iPhone family. Jason Weisz of Conshohocken, Pa. promised one to his wife for her birthday.

"I wanted to find out when exactly to get here but mum is the word."

Austin Krell of Bryn Mawr, Pa. was promised one for graduating from the 5th grade.

"I've been waiting a long time for it and I'm excited for it."

It is the new iPhone...and tomorrow it goes on sale.

As one research analyst said, this one has got some more meat on it's bones. "It's just so technologically superior to what's on the market so I think it will be really neat for him to have it," said Austin's father Stephen Krell.

So what can iPhoner's expect? First it's much faster, it is supposed to sync with home and office e-mail.

You can go to the Apple store and download software for the multi-functional phone, and it has GPS.

But what may be most appealing to consumers? Users of this generation are saving a few hundred bucks. "The interesting thing is they really have chopped down the price from what the first generation phone is," said Kyle Holland of West Philadelphia.

Kyle came to the Apple Store in King of Prussia to find out if he could do anything tonight to make tomorrow's purchase go faster and smoother.

The only advice: come early.

"I'll come back here hopefully 6 o'clock in the morning." Reporter: "So it's worth coming in that early?" "Well if you saw my old phone then?" But others are a bit suspicious of the secrecy surrounding exactly what time the iPhone will go on sale and exactly how many are available.

"They said they wouldn't say what time it would be available it's like they don't even tell them so they get everybody here and it's a big buzz."

The price starts at $199.