Lining Up

New iPhones Up for Sale

"I worship the Apple God," said one buyer, and so do the hundreds of others who lined up at Apple stores throughout the country this morning to be the first to snag the latest phone from the Cupertino, California computer company: the iPhone 3G S. The release comes two weeks after the unveiling of the Palm Pre, as the sophisticated smart marketplace becomes increasingly crowded. The newest Apple phone claims improved memory and a video camera for the Apple-worshiping set, while an older model, the year-old iPhone 3G, is being re-released today for $99—half its original price. Apple has seen an increase in its share price of 59 percent this year, despite the absence of its CEO Steve Jobs, who took medical leave in January.