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It is launch day for the new iPhone X and hundreds of Hudson Valley residents have camped out overnight to get a chance at buying one.
At the Apple Store at Ridge Hill in Yonkers, dozens of people waited in line to get the new device.
The new smartphone has a display that takes up the entire screen, wireless charging, and a rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. Many of the people on line told News 12 the feature they are excited about is the face-scanning technology for unlocking the phone, which means no more typing in passwords.
The iPhone X is the most expensive smartphone ever with starting price of $999.
Despite the high cost, the much-anticipated device is testing the patience of consumers and investors as demand outstrips suppliers' capacity.
Analysts say Apple's suppliers haven't been to manufacture the iPhone X quickly enough. Its color-popping OLED screen isn't as readily available as standard LCD displays. And the facial-recognition technology requires more sophisticated components.
AP wires were used in this report