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elephunkman
Mar 30, 2010, 10:35 AM
Anyone going to be here for the launch? I'm planning on going with my roommate just to play with the iPads.

Nykwil
Mar 31, 2010, 12:32 PM
I'm wondering if I can waltz right in past the reservations line and pick one one right after i play with one

Fazzl
Apr 1, 2010, 01:31 AM
i have a reservation for a 32GB WiFi. Anyone want to switch for a 16GB WiFi?

bobbleheadbob
Mar 9, 2011, 03:40 AM
Who's going to the Boylston St store in Boston for the iPad 2 launch? Any predictions on how long the line will be?

I was just checking the weather forecast this morning and see that they're predicting rain for Friday. Not good news for those of us planning to wait in line! :rolleyes: :apple: :)

enigmatut
Mar 9, 2011, 11:30 AM
I plan on dropping by after work (right around 5) to see how crazy the line is.
While I'd love to buy from the Boylston St store, if it's too crazy I may go try Cambridgeside where I can hit up the Apple Store or Best Buy all in one place (and out of the potential rain).

I'll definitely be checking back here on Friday afternoon to see if anyone has posted about the line...

djdavidgallant
Mar 10, 2011, 09:47 AM
I'll be at the Cambridgeside Galleria since I work across the street.
Find me on Twitter if you will be there! @DavidGallant

AutoUnion39
Mar 10, 2011, 10:29 AM
I would definitely love to hit up the Boylston Street store, since I'm at BU, but I doubt that's happening. Back home in Maine, I waited 13 hours for my iPhone 4...

I might go to the Best Buy on Newbury or hit up the AT&T store at Copley, if that doesn't happen. Not really in a rush to get it though. If I can, then I'll be happy

enigmatut
Mar 10, 2011, 03:09 PM
I'll be at the Cambridgeside Galleria since I work across the street.

Lucky bastard. I created a thread for Cambridgeside here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1113552).
If there's no activity on the thread tomorrow I'll definitely hit you up to see how the lines are. TIA

ck2875
Mar 10, 2011, 06:51 PM
i'll be heading to the boylston store since i live about half a mile from there. any ideas what time you guys are planning on going given the forecast for certain rain? i'm hoping that diverts people to southside or the galleria.

also PAX East starts tomorrow, so that may drag in more people than usual.

levitynyc
Mar 10, 2011, 07:33 PM
I'll be at PAX East as well. I'm gonna try to head over to the Apple store at roughly 3PM.

enigmatut
Mar 10, 2011, 08:17 PM
I'm one of those *******s who will be taking his chances right at 5 (when I can get out of work). If the Boylston St line is too crazy, I'll try Cambridgeside.
If it's too crazy there I'll suck it up and purchase from *gasp* BestBuy.

Thanks for the heads up about PAX East. I'll definitely check with you guys here before committing to Boylston St (I work a few T stops from it).

butters149
Mar 10, 2011, 09:09 PM
ill be at boylston around 5:30, for the PAx east, they said it was sold out, can we still get in? not sure how it works.

ck2875
Mar 10, 2011, 09:39 PM
I know the 3 day PAX East passes are sold out. I don't know about the day passes. If nothing else, I am extremely happy it's not being held at Hynes this year.

levitynyc
Mar 10, 2011, 09:41 PM
PAX EAst is completely sold out. Day passes are sold out as well.

butters149
Mar 11, 2011, 09:27 AM
How are the lines there so far?

bobbleheadbob
Mar 11, 2011, 09:35 AM
As of 10:30 this morning, there's a line of 5 sad souls standing in the rain outside the Apple Store on Boylston St. I'll try to get a photo next time I walk by. Planning to go over myself and join the line around 3 or 4.

bobbleheadbob
Mar 11, 2011, 10:23 AM
1/2 an hour later, and the line's up to about 8-10 people.

http://t.co/Nn86uhA

thespaff
Mar 11, 2011, 11:44 AM
How are those lines lookin'? :)

ck2875
Mar 11, 2011, 12:23 PM
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I'm currently in line. The gated area just filled so about 50 people and growing somewhat constantly at about one per minute. Message me on twitter (@cdkii) if you want an update.

butters149
Mar 11, 2011, 12:36 PM
Damn, won't be able to make it until 5pm, looks like I won't get one today

ck2875
Mar 11, 2011, 01:19 PM
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There are probably less than 100 people here ATM.

enigmatut
Mar 11, 2011, 01:23 PM
Thanks for the updates, guys! I'm going to try to get there a little after 4pm. Maybe it's a fool's errand, but this fool enjoys errands...

peteo
Mar 11, 2011, 01:57 PM
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There's over 100 people @ Cambridge side. But apple said they have plenty. Im at Bestbuy here and there are 6 people in line.

bobbleheadbob
Mar 11, 2011, 01:59 PM
Only 2 hours till launch time, and the line outside is now just around the corner. I'm checking out of work and heading back over now.

oclor
Mar 11, 2011, 02:13 PM
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So I just got in line. At about 3, I'm halfway to newbury st. on Fairfield. This is nuts! I asked the apple guy here if they have enough and I just got "not sure, but if you want one definitely stand in line". I'm gonna be really pissed if I stand here for 2 hours and not get one.

oclor
Mar 11, 2011, 02:21 PM
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Ten minutes later there are about 50 people behind me. They are going around giving drinks which is nice. I got reassurance from a different employee saying that I should get one, but they just got the shipment so they don't know...

oclor
Mar 11, 2011, 02:35 PM
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This is why apple is the greatest company ever. Not only did I get coffee but they just handed out sweet umbrellas!!!! That has made my day. I now own an awesome umbrella with the apple logo on it!

gameface
Mar 11, 2011, 02:41 PM
I want to see a pic dammit.

butters149
Mar 11, 2011, 03:13 PM
Do u guys think it will all sold out

gameface
Mar 11, 2011, 03:17 PM
Butters... you don't happen to be a courier?

butters149
Mar 11, 2011, 03:19 PM
Nope

gameface
Mar 11, 2011, 03:20 PM
alright, I just happen to know a messenger here with that last name. Carry-on.

oclor
Mar 11, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Heard the line goes down newbury st now. They asked us which ones we were getting to check with inventory but no news yet.

gameface
Mar 11, 2011, 03:34 PM
Is it wrapping down Fairfield or Gloucester to Newbury?

oclor
Mar 11, 2011, 03:44 PM
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Fairfield

oclor
Mar 11, 2011, 04:37 PM
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40 minutes after sales started and I'm still not even inside the store

horatio8
Mar 11, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Fairfield

Gloucester

bobbleheadbob
Mar 11, 2011, 04:44 PM
Me neither, but I'm getting really close!

enigmatut
Mar 11, 2011, 04:49 PM
The line definitely wraps around FAIRFIELD. I think it might even reach all the way to Glaucester (on Newbury).
I'm on Fairfield now and started about halfway down Newbury.

When they came around checking they said they'd have enough of what I wanted (64gig black AT&T), provided everyone in front of me answered honestly.

Good luck everyone! We're all crazy...

butters149
Mar 11, 2011, 04:52 PM
Why is the like moving so slow?

peteo
Mar 11, 2011, 05:16 PM
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I got mine @ Cambridge side

oclor
Mar 11, 2011, 06:22 PM
I was waiting in like in the middle of Fairfield, so I was considered to have a good position. There must have been a 1000 people behind me, it was crazy. At 5, the line started moving but it was extremely slow. I found out it's because they take each person individually upstairs and have them look at iPads and decide on accessories. They also were doing personal setups, so that's what was taking so long. I just grabbed what I wanted and got out. Got my 16gig white wifi at 6:00! But I couldn't be happier now this thing is amazing! So is the smart cover!

AutoUnion39
Mar 11, 2011, 06:39 PM
I got there atound 2:30 and it was about a 100 deep, so I decided to go to Best Buy at Back Bay. was 10th in line and got my 32gb ipad wifi. Sat inside and watched movies off my phone on Netflix. Best Buy is awesome

enigmatut
Mar 11, 2011, 10:01 PM
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Well, I made it to the holy land and was asked "what model would you like?" to which I firmly responded "I want the 64gig AT&T model, please." I say "firmly" because kind Apple Store employees came down the line shortly before 5 with iPhones asking what people planned to buy and noting such so that they could gauge inventory. I was kindly told that the 64gig AT&T model would be available for me. HOORAY!

Here, 2.5 hours after waiting 4 hours in line I sit on my couch with a fee empty beer bottles, some Knob Creek, and no AT&T iPad2. Yes, I could have purchased a wifi model, but I stood in line for four hours for a 3G iPad2, not a wifi one.

LESSON: press frequently and hard for inventory updates when standing in line on launch day!

bobbleheadbob
Mar 12, 2011, 06:47 AM
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Here, 2.5 hours after waiting 4 hours in line I sit on my couch with a fee empty beer bottles, some Knob Creek, and no AT&T iPad2. Yes, I could have purchased a wifi model, but I stood in line for four hours for a 3G iPad2, not a wifi one.

LESSON: press frequently and hard for inventory updates when standing in line on launch day!

Bummer. What time did you get there? I got there around 3pm, queued up 1/2way down Fairfield. Finally got into the store around 6, and they had my 64GB, black, ATT version available. The sales rep had to go downstairs to find one, however, so maybe they were running low on them as early as an hour after opening?

enigmatut
Mar 12, 2011, 08:06 AM
Bummer. What time did you get there? I got there around 3pm, queued up 1/2way down Fairfield. Finally got into the store around 6, and they had my 64GB, black, ATT version available. The sales rep had to go downstairs to find one, however, so maybe they were running low on them as early as an hour after opening?

So YOU got my iPad2!!! j/k Thanks for the info.

I got there shortly after 4 and was almost halfway down Newbury, so I actually though that I didn't have a chance ... until they came down the line with that fun little iPhone app asking us all what we were going to buy and telling me I should be fine. They kept hope alive just so they could squash it later ;-)

berkleeboy210
Mar 12, 2011, 09:33 AM
Any left this morning? Or are they completely wiped out?

enigmatut
Mar 12, 2011, 09:40 AM
Any left this morning? Or are they completely wiped out?

I just left. There are sold out of wifi and AT&T models. At least they came out and told us this time. There were about 100 people who stayed in line, and the Apple Store dude said they had enough iPads for everyone in line to get one, so I guess they had 100ish Verizon iPads. Ugh.

berkleeboy210
Mar 12, 2011, 10:19 AM
I just left. There are sold out of wifi and AT&T models. At least they came out and told us this time. There were about 100 people who stayed in line, and the Apple Store dude said they had enough iPads for everyone in line to get one, so I guess they had 100ish Verizon iPads. Ugh.

Thank you for the update!

oclor
Mar 12, 2011, 10:58 AM
A day later, I'm not sure how I feel about the way this apple store handled this launch.

I was frustrated that I stood in line for 2 hours and then had to stay in that line for another full hour AFTER 5:00pm to get to the front of the line. When I got to the front I realized what they were doing. They would have an employee come to the door, shake your hand and greet you, walk with you upstairs and shows you the iPads. He kept telling me to take my time and no rush. I was quick and told him which one I wanted, then he came out with it and asked me if I wanted personal setup. On one had that is great customer service, but on the other hand when you have literally thousands of people waiting outside, maybe doing things more quickly would be better. I paid for my stuff as fast as I could and got out of there because I felt bad for all the people still waiting in line. I'm not complaining, I think they were very nice and really showed appreciation for their customers by making it personal, but I'm not sure if it was the best thing to do or not when there are so many people waiting.

Anyways, I love my iPad 2! I got the white one with tan smart cover and a wireless keyboard. I can't tell you how big of a difference the keyboard makes, I really feel like I'm on a laptop when I'm using it, especially since the smart cover angles the iPad so perfectly.

actorkid
Mar 20, 2011, 08:48 PM
Hey guys. I'm just looking for an update at the Boylston store. I'm thinking about going in wednesday morning. I'm looking for a black 32gb wifi only. Any idea what time I should get there? Are lines still ridiculous? I can call the store tomorrow for info, but you guys tend to be a much better resource. Thanks!