Crowds gather around the world to buy new iPhone 7

Posted at 10:20 AM, Sep 16, 2016

(WPTV WEBTEAM, KGO/CNN) A standing tradition that goes with the introduction of any new Apple product -- eager customers formed long lines in cities across America.

That included South Florida.

In Wellington, customers began lining up at midnight. Lawn chairs were also out Thursday at the AT&T store on Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach.

Chopper 5 flew over the AT&T store on Okeechobee Boulevard where lines could be seen before the store opened.

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The iPhone 7 went on sale Friday in more than 25 countries around the world.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant and have beefed-up cameras but they are missing the much talked about headphone jack.

People who haven't reserved one in advance won't be able to be too picky about the color.

Apple says walk-in customers won't be able to get the iPhone 7 in jet black. However, non-Apple retailers -- such as Best Buy -- may still have them in stock.

Information from CNN Newsource was used in this report.