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honeycrisp
Jun 15, 2008, 12:12 AM
Anyone in the area?

Yoursh
Jun 15, 2008, 05:25 AM
I plan on upgrading from the current iPhone, but I work the day of the launch. I will most likely have to hold off till the 13th or 14th to pick one up. Most likely from the Roseville or MoA store.

12Gauge33
Jun 15, 2008, 12:59 PM
i will be at the Apple Store at the Ridge Dale Mall

paulyras
Jun 15, 2008, 02:52 PM
If I'm in town (I might have a business trip), I will be picking one up. Last time I went to the AT&T store in Highland, which wasn't bad. I haven't decided yet where I'll go for this one.

BTW- Is there a time for the launch? I probably ought to know this already, but I've been a little distracted.

synth3tik
Jun 15, 2008, 02:57 PM
i-Day was fun, but I don't plan on showing up, even if I do decide to get the new phone. I just went to MOA today to get a replacement for my current iPhone as the screen started to no respond to touch. (Excellent timing, 10 days before the warranty expires) So I feel as I got a new phone already.

Schmoe0013
Jun 15, 2008, 05:01 PM
I will probably be picking up the new iPhone after work on the 11th at Southdale Mall Apple Store or AT&T store (Since they are like 300 feet from each other).

Applepi
Jun 16, 2008, 03:11 PM
Probably won't get one, but I will take a stroll through Ridgedale and check it out.

EgyptoKnuckles
Jun 18, 2008, 01:36 PM
I'll be at the Roseville At&T store off Lincoln Drive at around 10am-ish (maybe earlier) if anyone cares to weather the line with me.

First time I stood in line for something was the first iPhone, this will be indeed no different, and I had a wonderful time last time, made some new friends.

honeycrisp
Jun 18, 2008, 04:23 PM
I'll be at the Roseville At&T store off Lincoln Drive at around 10am-ish (maybe earlier) if anyone cares to weather the line with me.

First time I stood in line for something was the first iPhone, this will be indeed no different, and I had a wonderful time last time, made some new friends.

How busy was that particular store last time, do you know?

EgyptoKnuckles
Jun 18, 2008, 04:59 PM
How busy was that particular store last time, do you know?

I think by the time the iPhone launched, there were about 83 people there, and the store themselves had 84. However, they did get 80 more the next day to fill demand if folks could not be present on Friday.

honeycrisp
Jun 18, 2008, 05:46 PM
I think by the time the iPhone launched, there were about 83 people there, and the store themselves had 84. However, they did get 80 more the next day to fill demand if folks could not be present on Friday.

Wow, close call! Anyone go to the Rosedale Apple Store for the initial launch? Trying to decide between that and the AT&T Roseveille store...

EgyptoKnuckles
Jun 18, 2008, 11:21 PM
Wow, close call! Anyone go to the Rosedale Apple Store for the initial launch? Trying to decide between that and the AT&T Roseveille store...

I was curious about that too.

If you're going to the Roseville AT&T, let me know, perhaps we'll meet up.

mspman
Jun 24, 2008, 06:55 AM
I bought my iPhone at the ATT store in the skyway near Baker Center in downtown. Granted, I bought it two weeks after the launch but I'm still trying to decide whether to hit that store, or hit a mall store of some sort. Probably Roseville since it's closer to my work..

elbruelsio
Jun 26, 2008, 09:59 AM
I'm not certain yet whether I am buying the new phone, but I would like to attend the launch at the Rosedale Mall store. There should be t-shirts, right? :)

Paix247
Jul 7, 2008, 09:23 AM
I haven't been to the Roseville AT&T Store. Is it nice? I usually go to the one accross from Ridgedale, but they still have the older setup with the circle table. The one in Maple Grove has been recently updated, its larger, and has many more cash registers. Is the Rosedale one like that?

Since all we have are Mall location Apple Stores, I wonder how they will handle the lines (especially people that show up before the Mall opens). I didn't get in line last year until 5:30pm at the Southdale Apple Store.

honeycrisp
Jul 7, 2008, 06:51 PM
I haven't been to the Roseville AT&T Store. Is it nice? I usually go to the one accross from Ridgedale, but they still have the older setup with the circle table. The one in Maple Grove has been recently updated, its larger, and has many more cash registers. Is the Rosedale one like that?

Since all we have are Mall location Apple Stores, I wonder how they will handle the lines (especially people that show up before the Mall opens). I didn't get in line last year until 5:30pm at the Southdale Apple Store.

My guess is that they may make us wait outside the mall. I've heard of a couple of malls doing is this way last time around...

Taylor C
Jul 8, 2008, 07:19 PM
Anyone know how they're handling people who get in line the day or several days before at mall stores? I was at MoA for the original launch, but that's obviously a much larger venue. Unfortunately, I won't be waiting there this year. As an example, most malls in the twin cities don't even open until 10am.

jmerk
Jul 9, 2008, 10:33 AM
Hey all,
I just called the Apple Store MoA and the rep said that they have no plans in place to accommodate people "camping out."

However, she mentioned that she thought the public areas of the mall opened early and that one should be able to get in at that time.

I called the Mall of America general information and the rep had no idea about any kind of Apple "event" or "product release" that needed special accommodations. She transferred me to security and they too knew of no such special need by the Apple store. The security rep said that I should call back on Thursday because they would know for certain by then if the Apple store needed to make arrangements.

The public areas of the mall open at 7:00 am so folks should be able to get into the mall and line up outside the Apple store at that time. As far as line up OUTSIDE the mall, I have no idea but I have been told that security does NOT allow overnight parking which preclude "camping out" unless one was dropped off.

I'm calling back on Thursday and I will update but as of right now, looks like no camping out for the iPhone at Mall of America, Bloomington MN-USA.

jm

sgiles1
Jul 9, 2008, 11:29 AM
If I'm in town (I might have a business trip), I will be picking one up. Last time I went to the AT&T store in Highland, which wasn't bad. I haven't decided yet where I'll go for this one.

BTW- Is there a time for the launch? I probably ought to know this already, but I've been a little distracted.

I'm planning on going to the Highland store. What was the queue like last year? Did they sell out? Anyone else going to the Highland store?

jeejeebu
Jul 9, 2008, 01:11 PM
My friend tells me that the Rosedale mall doors unlock at 6:30 to allow employees to get in to open up, and you all will be able to line up inside starting then.

livingfortoday
Jul 11, 2008, 05:39 AM
Anyone at the Ford Ave AT&T store?

Buschmaster
Jul 11, 2008, 09:38 AM
Can anyone post pics from any of the stores?

How were the turnouts?

jeejeebu
Jul 11, 2008, 09:39 AM
Can anyone post pics from any of the stores?

How were the turnouts?

My friend went to Rosedale and said she was about 50th in line at around 6:15 or so. And the line got really long after that.

mntentman
Jul 11, 2008, 10:09 AM
Anyone know what situation is at Rosedale? I got shut out at AT&T in downtown Minneapolis... 2 1/2 hours in line when they announced at 9 a.m. that 16 GB were gone.

Veritas&Equitas
Jul 11, 2008, 10:27 AM
Anyone know if any of the local stores have the 8gb left? Ridgedale? Southdale?

3587
Jul 11, 2008, 11:05 AM
What is going on out there? Sounds like Roseville and EP AT&T stores are out... Mall of America NEVER got a shipment because the plane had issues... Who really cares though... Even if you got one, it still wouldn't work!

How are the other Apple Stores in Minneapolis doing? Please report!

The MobileMe update still doesn't show in the Software Update panel... iPhone 2.0 still doesn't show in iTunes... Ill prepared!

Looks like Apple will be hiring soon... After they let all these other idiots go!

Veritas&Equitas
Jul 11, 2008, 01:11 PM
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I'm at Ridgedale, where my wife has been in line since 7:45 am. We have about an hour left...this is madness! They say it's about a 7 hour wait at Ridgedale.

jam919
Jul 11, 2008, 01:40 PM
I can tell you that the West Saint Paul AT&T store is sold out entirely.

3587
Jul 11, 2008, 02:10 PM
So, what are the options this evening then? Or do we have to wait until tomorrow? How is Ridgedale looking? I called many AT&T stores... They either don't answer or are all out... What about the Apple Stores? This is horrible!

I'm currently playing with the 2.0 software on the old iPhone though... Awesome!

jam919
Jul 11, 2008, 02:54 PM
So, what are the options this evening then? Or do we have to wait until tomorrow? How is Ridgedale looking? I called many AT&T stores... They either don't answer or are all out... What about the Apple Stores? This is horrible!

I'm currently playing with the 2.0 software on the old iPhone though... Awesome!


It would be helpful if you would list the stores you have called.

3587
Jul 11, 2008, 05:58 PM
All AT&T stores are sold out... Ridgedale has some still, but no black 16GB... Sounds like they will be receiving shipments each day... Does anyone have the black 16GB in stock or do I need to call around?

3587
Jul 11, 2008, 06:05 PM
Just got off the phone with all the Apple Stores... MOA has the 16GB Black in stock, 200+ people currently in line with the stock running low... No other Apple Store in the state has that phone... We will know tonight at 9PM if they will have a stock tomorrow... Sounds like everyone will...

jam919
Jul 11, 2008, 06:16 PM
Just got off the phone with all the Apple Stores... MOA has the 16GB Black in stock, 200+ people currently in line with the stock running low... No other Apple Store in the state has that phone... We will know tonight at 9PM if they will have a stock tomorrow... Sounds like everyone will...


Wow - is apple trying to get people to stand in line every day for a week? The guy at the west saint paul store said the had "like 40" phones. He didn't really seem to know what he was doing though.

$100 says they have boxes marked "for sale July 11", "For Sale July 12th", etc. in their back rooms. ;)

I am about 3 minutes from the MOA, might be worth swinging down there tomorrow AM.

higg0060
Jul 11, 2008, 11:57 PM
I was at Southdale where the lines was really long but the wait was even longer. Took about 4 hours to get the phone.

They said they have a "ton" of iPhones and according to the availability I was correct. I would try there is anyone is in the area. It isn't as big as the MOA but I figure everyone from the south burbs is going there.

Rich

3587
Jul 12, 2008, 09:57 AM
Really? According to the "availability" of these stores... No one had a Black 16GB in stock... Who has one TODAY? I'll be on the phone come 10AM!

I was at Southdale where the lines was really long but the wait was even longer. Took about 4 hours to get the phone.

They said they have a "ton" of iPhones and according to the availability I was correct. I would try there is anyone is in the area. It isn't as big as the MOA but I figure everyone from the south burbs is going there.

Rich

jwifferdill
Jul 12, 2008, 10:42 AM
As of about 8pm last night the MOA store still had the 8gb and both colors of the 16gb and were getting more in overnight. I don't know what the lines are like this morning, but it was madness yesterday.

On a side note, is anyone buying an extra phone they would like to sell for a profit? I'm not really interested in extending my AT&T contract but feel like I need the newest gadget. Let me know if you can help!

winn0040@gmail.com

TVquestions
Jul 18, 2008, 09:16 AM
Hello,

I am working on a product comparison story and am in search of someone from the Northwest suburbs who would be willing to talk to me about their new iphone. Please let me know if you are interested!

jam919
Jul 18, 2008, 09:19 AM
I picked up a 16GB black yesterday at the MOA apple store and they had quite a few.