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Old Sep 30, 2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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Cool How difficult will it be to get whatever the next iPhone in day one?

Based of the complete crap shoot the iPad 2's release was, do you think it will be similar with the next iPhone? I think getting the iPad 2 was plenty annoying. Thoughts?
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 12:57 AM   #2
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Yeah, sadly I think this will happen.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 01:01 AM   #3
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Absolutely it's going to be difficult. No doubt about that.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 01:04 AM   #4
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Most anticipated iPhone ever. Better start camping now.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 01:04 AM   #5
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Simply astounding.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 01:07 AM   #6
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it's definitely going to be difficult unless you get in line before the store opens and actually have a good spot in line.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 01:14 AM   #7
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Why not just pre-order?

Plenty of iPhone 4 pre-orders were delivered the day before the actual release date...
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 02:23 AM   #8
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my iP4 pre-order was unfortunately canceled.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 02:36 AM   #9
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Chances are it is going to be a massive crap shoot if you will get one. Apple has made a lot of extra pent up demand delaying the iPhone 3 months.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 02:48 AM   #10
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Regardless if this is an Iphone4S or Iphone5 lines and demand will be be biggest ever. Being 3 months late hasn't helped the situation any either. Also depends on whether ATT and Verizon move up their upgrade eligibility also.
Another factor is the close proximity to the holidays which also should add fuel to the fire. Lastly Sprint supposedly getting the Iphone should make it worse.

Bottom Line: It's going to be tuff and the big question still remains...........Will it be worth it????
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:12 AM   #11
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Verry Easy.
just go to ATT or Apple store. They will be plenty
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:16 AM   #12
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Very Easy.
just go to ATT or Apple store. They will be plenty
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:18 AM   #13
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*Unless you live in Cali or New York of course...
Go to the apple store and get one around 10am-11am, you should get one.

They're will be a 15-20 person line though.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:18 AM   #14
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Most anticipated iPhone ever. Better start camping now.
yea most likely.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:54 AM   #15
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If it just the 4S I doubt there will be to much trouble getting hold of one.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 04:53 AM   #16
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I had no problems getting the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 on release day. Just spent a few good hours waiting in line at an Apple store.


For the iPhone 4 I had it reserved for pick. Got up at 5am and drove two and a half hours to Belfast from the Midlands of Ireland (no Apple store in the Republic of Ireland). I was out with the phone by midday.


For the iPad 2 I was in Perth WA I got there around 11am and was out with it around 6pm. It was 36c degrees that day.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 05:06 AM   #17
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I'm pretty sure it'll be a real pain to get a hold of one right away. Start camping now is a good idea, or if pre-orders are taken and honored, get an order in ASAP when it opens up.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 07:20 AM   #18
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*Unless you live in Cali or New York of course...
Go to the apple store and get one around 10am-11am, you should get one.

They're will be a 15-20 person line though.
10-11am the day before launch and u might have 15-20 people in line

10-11am on launch day there will 5 times the amount of people in line then there are phones in the store.

Unless the population in the town u live is 50-100.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 07:33 AM   #19
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Hoping the iPhone 5 sells for about $700 to $800 each. That will help the supply
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 07:38 AM   #20
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Probably very hard if they aren't pre-orders.

Another reason why I hate living in London.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 07:46 AM   #21
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I think this will be the hardest one to get. Although that depends on stock levels.

It just feels like the buildup is huge - LOTS of people are waiting for this phone!
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 10:29 AM   #22
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Where I live, the last couple iPhone releases have more or less been, show up and get one. Lines haven't been a big issue since the 3g came out around here.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 10:36 AM   #23
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The frenzy will be worse than the iPad 2.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 10:47 AM   #24
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This will be my first attempt on getting a new iPhone near the launch date. That being said I got a couple quick questions...

If I plan on using my upgrade to get the new iPhone at a discounted price does that mean that I have to get the iPhone at a att store as opposed to online at apple.com or the apple store?

Also do pre-orders for the iPhone usually start right after the phone is announced or a few days after?

Pretty much i'm just looking for my best course of action to get the new iPhone while using my att upgrade.

Thanks.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 11:00 AM   #25
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If there is a pre-order, I'll just do as with the iPhone 4 and have it delivered. Actually got phone a day early last year.

If there is no pre-order. I'll be waiting as unlike with the iPad 2 I don't think I can have someone wait in line for me.
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