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IPhone X crowds prove it's a must-have for Apple fans, even at $999

IPhone X crowds prove it's a must-have for Apple fans, even at $999

Apple opened its gleaming new $27 million glass-enclosed store along the Chicago River two weeks ago, but Friday was the store’s coming out party, as hundreds lined up — some camping out overnight — to be among the first to own the new iPhone X.

It was a familiar scene but a new locale along North Michigan Avenue, as eager customers hunkered down, enduring sleep deprivation, hunger pangs and chilly fall breezes to snare the latest incarnation of the iPhone.

The launch of the iPhone X was much anticipated, with a number of innovations such as a facial recognition system, edge-to-edge display and an intuitive navigation that does away with the home button. The list price is...

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