The next generation iPhone has arrived.
Can't wait to buy it? You can head to the Apple store at Old Orchard, or there are a few options in Evanston if you'd rather stay close to home.
The Apple website points customers to the Sprint Store at 1735 Maple Ave, the Radioshack at 716 Church St, the AT&T store at 1620 Chicago Ave., and Sams Club Store at 2450 Main St.
The smartphone officially went on sale Friday.
The new iPhone is thinner and lighter than the last two generations, but it is taller to accommodate the bigger screen, which is up from 3.5 inches. Apple says its processing speed is much faster than its predecessors, as well.
The iPhone 5 starts at $649.00, but the price can come down to as low as $200 with a cellular plan subscription.
iPhone 5 sales could boost economic growth in the U.S. by a third of a percentage point during the fourth quarter, J.P.Morgan anticipates. However, NPR's Planet Money says J.P.Morgan's analysis is faulty, predicting that most who splurge on the new product before the end of the year will likely cut back on other spending, making it a zero-sum game.
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