Where to Buy an iPhone 5 Friday Around Fair Oaks and Carmichael

The latest version of Apple's superphone hits the shelves Friday morning.

If you're one of those people who just needs the iPhone 5 as soon as it's available, local stores will be making accommodations for you for the Sept. 21 release.

Large crowds are expected at the Apple store in Sacramento. Will you be among them? 

The iPhone 5 will also be available at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint wireless stores throughout Davis. In addition, these wireless providers' retail locations will be opening early just to satiate the iPhone demand.

News of the release of the iPhone 5 spread like wildfire after it was announced two weeks ago. Demand for the phone has skyrocketed, outpacing Apple's own expectations.

As soon as pre-orders were available, Apple sold two million phones in the first 24 hours, according to CNN.com, which may force them to push back shipping on pre-ordered phones by up to a month. However, this will not affect phones shipped to retail stores for immediate purchase, according to Apple.

The phone comes with a range of new features that set it apart from the iPhone 4s. The phone features a slimmer design, new high quality display, faster wireless, new earbuds, and a powerful CPU, which Apple claims is twice as fast as their previous processor.

The phone costs $199 for the 16 GB, $299 for 32 GB, and $399 for 64 GB, all with new two-year wireless plans.

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Here are some local places where you can snag the phone on Friday:

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