WAMU 88.5 : News

New iPhone Draws Crowds To Area Apple Stores

The line outside the Apple store in Georgetown started forming on Thursday evening.
Armando Trull
The line outside the Apple store in Georgetown started forming on Thursday evening.

It's new, it's shiny, it comes in red and yellow and many other colors—yes, it's the new iPhone 5C, and it goes on sale this morning along with the new iPhone 5S at Apple stored across the region.

Hundreds of people have already lined up outside D.C.'s only Apple outlet in Georgetown, including Michael, who put in some time to be first in line.

"I've been here since 6:30 p.m., so roughly 14 hours," he says. "I'm going to buy the iPhone 5S."

The $200 phone recognizes fingerprints, a new security feature. The iPhone 5C, on the other hand, is an iPhone 5 in a new colorful case and for a lower price: the phones start at $99.

Apple stores will start dishing out the iPhones at 8 a.m.

NPR

'Weiner' Offers A Riveting, Close-Up View Of A Scandal In Progress

In 2013, a documentary team followed former Congressman Anthony Weiner in his bid to become mayor of New York. When a scandal hit, the cameras kept rolling. Film critic David Edelstein reviews Weiner.
NPR

Chef Eddie Huang On Cultural Identity And 'Intestine Sticky Rice Hot Dog'

Huang and his brothers, Evan and Emery, headed to China to reconnect with their culture, to eat lots and lots of food — and to cook. He's documented his travels in his new book, Double Cup Love.
NPR

Late-Night Host Jimmy Kimmel Is Negotiating A Presidential Debate. It Makes Sense

Just after Bernie Sanders thanked Kimmel for possibly securing the debate last night, Kimmel made a Batman vs. Superman joke about Democratic superdelegates.
NPR

Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.