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No long lines for Verizon iPhone 4

Verizonline This wasn't the usual iPhone Launch Day dance. Lines were short and only a few camped out in the wee hours, compared to the thousands that were in line this summer when the iPhone 4 first launched.

This time, for Verizon's iPhone 4 store launch, the lines were modest. About 20 people or so at the busiest South Florida Verizon stores. And various reports in other areas say the same -- not many people waited in line for the doors to open at 7 a.m.

Verizonladies It's not as big of a store event because it's not a brand-new version of the iPhone. Rather, it's similar to the version that AT&T customers have had since last summer. And there were opportunities to order online instead of camping out. It went on sale to everyone Wednesday online, and on Feb. 3 to existing Verizon customers.

Here's the early report from this morning's launch: Crowds small for Verizon iPhone 4 launch

[Top photo of Katy Westby from Pembroke Pines and Sasha Fernandez from Miramar waiting for the doors to open in Pembroke Pines. Bottom photo of Arlene Canin from Coconut Creek and Candy Morse from Pembroke Pines, walking out with their new iPhones. Photos taken by Walter Michot.]

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