The latest version of Apple’s iPhone, the 4S is officially available today. Many enthusiasts camped out at stores to be the first in line to get the new device, but not as many as in previous iPhone launches.

“People are not as excited about this version as they might have been if a (iPhone) 5 came out,” said Charles Prosser, 50, a retired teacher and a computer technician from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Even so, hundreds of buyers camped out in front of stores for hours to be among the first to get an iPhone 4S. In the U.S., sales began at 8 a.m. in each time zone. About 200 people were at Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan as the iPhone 4S went on sale.

[via Boulder Daily Camera ]

The new iPhone is now available on 3 carriers including AT&T, Verizon and now Sprint. The phone can also be purchased directly through Apple or at Apple retail stores.

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