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scotthayes
Oct 18, 2007, 05:47 AM
I'll be at the Birmingham Apple store. Nice and easy to get to, and only 40 minutes from home.

triobot
Oct 18, 2007, 09:42 AM
I would get mine from UK but i have relatives in HK so i'll thinks i'll be getting one from HK.

though saying that, i will be in the bullring apple store just to test drive them :p

paulMASSACRE
Oct 18, 2007, 01:12 PM
I've actually ordered mine from the website but I'm strongly debating whether to just go and pick it up on the night!

Do you know if it's 6pm release for the Birmingham bullring store?

SimonTheSoundMa
Oct 18, 2007, 03:13 PM
I'll turn up. Only 1 minute walk from me.


Ordered mine too, only £3.65 for students through BCU.

OllyW
Oct 18, 2007, 03:15 PM
I'll be there :D

I don't think the queue will be as big as the day Tiger was released ;)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/11592027_22e013bc0c.jpg?v=0

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/11508241_2226e430a3.jpg?v=0

paulMASSACRE
Oct 18, 2007, 03:20 PM
Ooo, I go to BCU =))

And holy hell
I hope to god the queue isn't that big :|

scotthayes
Oct 18, 2007, 03:38 PM
I'll be there :D

I don't think the queue will be as big as the day Tiger was released ;)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/11592027_22e013bc0c.jpg?v=0

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/11508241_2226e430a3.jpg?v=0

what the hell was that queue really for? At a guess some crap at HMV or a book signing at Borders

andysmith
Oct 19, 2007, 02:10 AM
what the hell was that queue really for? At a guess some crap at HMV or a book signing at Borders

The Bullring Apple Store was opened on the day Tiger was released. (I was there :D)

scotthayes
Oct 19, 2007, 02:20 AM
The Bullring Apple Store was opened on the day Tiger was released. (I was there :D)

Just hope it's not that busy next friday, wonder how many in that picture were there to buy Tiger and how many were there just to see what these Apple things are all about!!!

OllyW
Oct 19, 2007, 02:47 AM
what the hell was that queue really for? At a guess some crap at HMV or a book signing at Borders

Pay attention Scott, they are queuing away from HMV & Borders.

I was about 30th in line that day. They had 1200 T shirts and they were all gone before everyone got in that night. The queue for Touchwood a few weeks ago was a lot smaller. :)

scotthayes
Oct 19, 2007, 03:09 AM
Pay attention Scott, they are queuing away from HMV & Borders.

I was about 30th in line that day. They had 1200 T shirts and they were all gone before everyone got in that night. The queue for Touchwood a few weeks ago was a lot smaller. :)

Fingers crosses it's no where near that bad next Friday. still, if it is, then maybe tempted to say "sod it" can pop back on Saturday.

paulMASSACRE
Oct 19, 2007, 03:33 AM
Ooo I hadn't thought about going to the Touchwood store actually... that should be a substantially smaller queue hopefully!

joelw87
Oct 19, 2007, 04:16 AM
i was also there that day, waiting to buy a ibook 1.2ghz G4 with tiger!!!... things have changed alot since then.

i got fed up of waiting and went back the day after. I think there will be even MORE people for the leopard release.

possuvaan
Oct 19, 2007, 06:50 AM
Less than 4 pounds through BCU? Where did you find that? Who to ask?

scotthayes
Oct 19, 2007, 01:07 PM
i was also there that day, waiting to buy a ibook 1.2ghz G4 with tiger!!!... things have changed alot since then.

i got fed up of waiting and went back the day after. I think there will be even MORE people for the leopard release.

should be there around 4:30 so hope the queue hasn't really built up at that point.

mcic1984
Oct 19, 2007, 01:36 PM
bought it online under the higher education national agreement (for £58) but might show up at the birmingham store anyway just to take pictures and try it out...

does BCU have a deal with Apple!? because my uni (Loughborough) doesn't seem very mac friendly at all, so we only get the standard national agreement discount...

Ade-iMac-177
Oct 19, 2007, 02:27 PM
will it actually be available at 6pm BST on friday?
or will be be from first thing saturday.

eitherway i'll be there:D

scotthayes
Oct 20, 2007, 01:52 AM
will it actually be available at 6pm BST on friday?
or will be be from first thing saturday.


Think there would be a riot if they said "Oops, sorry folks, not getting it until tomorrow" :D

Captain-Fungi
Oct 20, 2007, 08:20 AM
I went into the Bullring store this morning to enquire if Leopard would be on sale at 1800 GMT on Friday.

The assistant confirmed it was, anyone hazard a guess at the best time to get there to get a decent place in the queue? I want my tshirt :)

Maclover129
Oct 20, 2007, 04:21 PM
What time will Touchwood be open for the release of Leopard, because they normally close the whole place after 10 PM?? And what time (GMT) will it be released? I want a T-Shirt!!

OllyW
Oct 20, 2007, 04:30 PM
What time will Touchwood be open for the release of Leopard, because they normally close the whole place after 10 PM?? And what time (GMT) will it be released? I want a T-Shirt!!

All Apple Stores are opening at 6:00pm local time for the release of Leopard.

Leopard arrives Friday October 26th
The world premiere of Leopard, the biggest upgrade to Mac OS X, takes place on Friday October 26th. On that big day, the Apple Retail Store is the place to be. Join us from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm and be the first to experience the world’s most advanced operating system. And if you’re one of the first 500 guests in each store, you’ll go home with a special edition Leopard T-shirt. See you there.

rumbletum
Oct 21, 2007, 09:24 AM
Hmm debating whether to go too, or wait till Saturday and avoid the rush

scotthayes
Oct 21, 2007, 02:39 PM
Hmm debating whether to go too, or wait till Saturday and avoid the rush

go on friday, get home and install it before any of the American stores start selling it :D

rumbletum
Oct 22, 2007, 03:13 AM
go on friday, get home and install it before any of the American stores start selling it :D

Lol, I really want to, just dont want to be stood there in a queue for hours :)

scotthayes
Oct 22, 2007, 06:37 AM
Just popped in to the Birmingham store to enquire about pre-ordering. Sadly they are not taking pre-orders. Asked if they were expecting a huge queue, they are not, they expect it to be busy but are pretty sure they won't run out of stock.

Only downside, it would appear that it's half-term around here so the place is full of bloody kids. Why do they feel the need to stand 10 deep looking at the iPods???

rumbletum
Oct 22, 2007, 06:59 AM
Think I might risk it then :)

7031
Oct 22, 2007, 09:03 AM
Just popped in to the Birmingham store to enquire about pre-ordering. Sadly they are not taking pre-orders. Asked if they were expecting a huge queue, they are not, they expect it to be busy but are pretty sure they won't run out of stock.

Only downside, it would appear that it's half-term around here so the place is full of bloody kids. Why do they feel the need to stand 10 deep looking at the iPods???
Last time I was there, they were just on Bebo and Myspace on the Macbooks. Damn kids :P.

Damn I want Leopard though. Might have to consider doing that...

joeturner
Oct 23, 2007, 04:21 PM
We'll be there for around 5ish I think.

The store is closing at 4pm isn't it to fit out the store ready for 6pm?

I want my free T-Shirt :P

Kebabselector
Oct 23, 2007, 04:46 PM
I'll be having a couple of pints at the Malt Shovel around 15:30. So might stagger in around 17:00 or so. Looks like friday will be a busy one then! Hopefully they'll have the family pack in stock (I see no reason not too).

scotthayes
Oct 24, 2007, 11:39 AM
Not long to go.

My plans changed a little, getting a tattoo done at 4:30 so should be done by 5:30

I'll be easy to spot, I'll be the one screaming at people who get to close to my arm where the new tattoo is :D

Kebabselector
Oct 24, 2007, 04:23 PM
I may have to miss the pub! Depends how long I am at the gym. I'll be taking my camera so will try to get a few shots of the queue.

scotthayes
Oct 25, 2007, 02:06 PM
wahooo, less that 24 hours to go.

I'll be pretty easy to spot, black and grey Brenthaven rucksack. If you spot me say hi...

Maclover129
Oct 25, 2007, 03:52 PM
what time do you think i should be at the store for?? 5 oclock??, probably take some drinks!!

Kebabselector
Oct 25, 2007, 05:16 PM
I'm planning to get there about 17:00 ish. Most likely will be wearing a black Adidas hoody and carrying a lowepro shoulder bag. And maybe a red face from either beer or the gym.

AndyR
Oct 26, 2007, 01:56 AM
Really hope they have this still in stock on Saturday! I'm planning to take the misses "shopping" to Bullring tomorrow from Northampton and "oh look, leopard is out I never realized" :D

edoardo
Oct 26, 2007, 05:16 AM
I'll be there. I'll wear blue jeans, a pair of Adidas trainer Starsky & Hutch version, a blue polo, a blue jumper and a blue jacket and a a little eastpak red bag.

http://www.grindstore.com/UserData/Poster/Poster_12894_thumb.jpg

If you see me, just say Hi.

scotthayes
Oct 26, 2007, 05:30 AM
Bullring Webcam...

And you can see the Apple store, look out for the queue building up

http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/content/webcams/bullring_inside_webcam.shtml

edoardo
Oct 26, 2007, 06:23 AM
Bullring Webcam...

And you can see the Apple store, look out for the queue building up

http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/content/webcams/bullring_inside_webcam.shtml

!!!!!!!!!!!!

rumbletum
Oct 26, 2007, 08:36 AM
Beginning to have second thoughts about going now..... :)

scotthayes
Oct 26, 2007, 08:38 AM
Went by the Apple store about 30 minutes ago. Leopard on machines in shop, couldn't have a look as full of bloody kids... Barriers outside for queue, but only a little section.

rumbletum
Oct 26, 2007, 08:38 AM
Beginning to have second thoughts about going now..... :)

But can't tell from that webcam, sometimes it look like theres a queue already, other times not.

Hmmm, what to do :confused:

xUKHCx
Oct 26, 2007, 08:38 AM
Bullring Webcam...

And you can see the Apple store, look out for the queue building up

http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/content/webcams/bullring_inside_webcam.shtml

In 2005 this webcam was chosen as one of 'EarthCam's 25 Most Interesting.

I don't remember 2005 being that dull

MacSA
Oct 26, 2007, 08:51 AM
Which is the Apple store in that webcam view?

pizzacake
Oct 26, 2007, 09:02 AM
Which is the Apple store in that webcam view?

Look on the extreme left midway and you'll see the Apple Logo, Doh! :D

OllyW
Oct 26, 2007, 09:50 AM
I'm in the Bullring Store now.

No queues outside yet, loads of kids messing around inside.

Store closing in 10 minutes, just having a play with Leopard now :D

rumbletum
Oct 26, 2007, 09:58 AM
I'm in the Bullring Store now.

No queues outside yet, loads of kids messing around inside.

Store closing in 10 minutes, just having a play with Leopard now :D

On my way, be there in about 40mins :)


Not that you'll have a clue who I am :)

MacSA
Oct 26, 2007, 10:07 AM
Look on the extreme left midway and you'll see the Apple Logo, Doh! :D

Doh indeed !! How did I miss that.

Phil A.
Oct 26, 2007, 11:05 AM
Wirelessly posted (iPod touch: Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A110a Safari/419.3)

in the queue now which is growing rapidly :)

rumbletum
Oct 26, 2007, 11:32 AM
Wirelessly posted (iPod touch: Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A110a Safari/419.3)

in the queue now which is growing rapidly :)

Me too :)

By H&M

rumbletum
Oct 26, 2007, 12:28 PM
Wow, that was pain free, got it and paid by 1805! Thought I'd be waiting hours to pay

SimonTheSoundMa
Oct 26, 2007, 01:19 PM
Sorry didn't make it guys. Been away from home, where my copy of Leopard arrived on the 25th. Grr.

Captain-Fungi
Oct 26, 2007, 01:31 PM
Just got back from the Birmingham store, was a good experience. I was quite surprised to see how many people turned out.

More people in the queue in Birmingham then have bought Vista period! :P

scotthayes
Oct 26, 2007, 01:34 PM
same here. just got home.

Queue wasn't bad at all. But have to say big kudos to the Apple store, queue moved very quickly and service in the store was fantastic.

See you on the other side
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

edoardo
Oct 26, 2007, 03:12 PM
Hey guys i have uploaded the video from today: here (http://www.terradiconquista.net/2007/10/26/vi-si-scrive-da-leopard/) on youtube.

rumbletum
Oct 26, 2007, 03:22 PM
Hey guys i have uploaded the video from today: here (http://www.terradiconquista.net/2007/10/26/vi-si-scrive-da-leopard/) on youtube.

I'm on there :)

Kebabselector
Oct 26, 2007, 03:35 PM
I was the sixth one in!

A few images.

The rush
http://www.kebablog.co.uk/blogpics/apple2.jpg
The Purchase
http://www.kebablog.co.uk/blogpics/apple1.jpg
The Box
http://www.kebablog.co.uk/blogpics/apple3.jpg

Warning, the images might be offline whilst I update the mini (maybe i'll do it tomorrow, i've got the MB to play with)

scotthayes
Oct 26, 2007, 04:35 PM
Hey guys i have uploaded the video from today: here (http://www.terradiconquista.net/2007/10/26/vi-si-scrive-da-leopard/) on youtube.

just caught a glimpse of me :D looking bored and scared of all the clapping coming from the store. Thought I was in America for a while and started checking for my passport.
oh and dark haired girl working in store was cute :)

iLionel
Nov 11, 2007, 09:34 AM
oh and dark haired girl working in store was cute :)

You are so right, I always avoid her serving me incase I make a fool of myself, which is often. :o