Lines form overnight in front of Apple stores for iPhone 7 release

The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are on display at the Apple store in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

As the coveted iPhone 7 hit Apple stores Friday morning, lines had already formed outside of stores throughout the Southland.

Many versions of the phone sold out in preorders, the tech giant said. But that did not deter people from waiting in line for a few hours before the stores opened in an attempt to get a phone.

Preorders for the iPhone 7 were up by about four times from the previous two models of the device. The company claims the iPhone has one of the best cameras, a longer-lasting battery, is water and dust resistant and lacks a headphone jack.

Many people waited in line at an Apple store in Old Town Pasadena, the line stretching around the block.

"I want the new phone, and I want it as soon as it gets out. I've always been liking iPhones and I want to get that iPhone," South Pasadena resident Mark Aziz said.

The iPhone 7 starts at $649 and the iPhone 7 Plus starts at $769.
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