Cell phone stores packed for iPhone 5 arrival

AT&T regional manager Olympia Reyes

Cell phone stores, like this AT&T store in McAllen, were packed Friday morning.

Some customers stood in line since Thursday afternoon to get their hands on the new smart phone, dubbed the iPhone 5 from Apple.

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Both customers and their carriers said they were anticipating the release.

Because it's a bigger screen, the resolution is great, you know the retina display, said customer Ramon Villareal. And it has integrated the Twitter and the Facebook. It TMs faster than my other one."

It's a very exciting time for use to be actually able to use the iPhone 5 on AT&T's which is the nation TMs fastest network, said AT&T regional manager Olympia Reyes.

The iPhone 5 is available on a number of carriers and starts at $199.