Is anyone excited for the iPhone?” The crowd seemed mostly annoyed. Some people even paid line-sitters by the hour to grab an early spot. Why the fuss? For the first time, Apple ( AAPL , Fortune 500 ) is offering two new iPhones: the flagship 5S and the cheaper, plastic iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5S is similar in appearance to last year’s iPhone 5. The new device is faster than its predecessor, however, and it features hardware upgrades like a beefed-up camera and a processor that measures motion data. The iPhone 5C comes in several different colors. Related: YouTube videos of lines at Apple Stores around the world The flagship iPhone 5S wasn’t available for pre-order. That annoyed Lance Smith, a fan who was one of the first 100 in line in Atlanta’s Lenox Square shopping mall. “That’s the only reason I’m in line, so I can get it on day one,” he said. “They definitely screwed it up for a few of us by not preselling the 5S.” Others brushed off that inconvenience, focusing instead on the new features. Ana Ramirez, who began waiting on line in New York at 4 a.m., said she was excited to try out the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the 5S. “I get the iPhone every year.
NY Giants vs. Carolina Panthers: Full Roster Report Card Grades for New York
Justin Pugh: C The rookie had his struggles against defensive end Charles Johnson, but give credit to the young man for never quitting. As for the sacks that appeared to come from Pugh’s side, it looked like those were more of result of Manning trying to step away from inside pressures, a process that in doing so he stepped into the area where Pugh was battling his man. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Jason Pierre-Paul: C- Making his first start this season, Pierre-Paul did well against the run, but wasn’t of much help in generating a pass rush. Pierre-Paul still looks as though he’s still trying to get his feet back underneath him, as he’s not flying around the way he has in the past. He also overreacted to several play fakes, which the Panthers took advantage of by attacking his side. Justin Tuck: D Save for a three-yard tackle for a loss on a first quarter screen there wasn’t much from the Giants’ defensive co-captain, whose pass rush has disappeared. Tuck appears to be healthy, but the fact that opposing offenses are focusing on throwing the ball away quicker seems to have completely stymied the Giants’ pass rush. Mathias Kiwanuka: B Other than the goal line play in which his lost contain opened a running lane for two-yard touchdown by fullback Mike Tolbert, Kiwanuka was probably the best of the defensive ends this week as far as making several smaller plays, including recording the Giants lone sack of the game. Defensive Tackles Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports Cullen Jenkins: C Other than helping to stop a screen play for a tackle and a lost yardage, Jenkins had a quiet game. Linval Joseph: A Joseph was solid against the run , finishing with eight tackles (five solo), one behind team leader Ryan Mundy. Two of Joseph’s tackles went for negative yardage. He also did a nice job of pushing the pocket. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Keith Rivers: C- If there is a player in this unit whose inconsistency is maddening, Rivers would be the guy. When he’s on, there’s no mistaking the first-round talent that he has.