How difficult will it be to get whatever the next iPhone in day one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Yeah Man, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2010
    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?
  2. macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
  3. macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2006
    Absolutely it's going to be difficult. No doubt about that.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2010
    Most anticipated iPhone ever. Better start camping now.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2010
  6. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
    it's definitely going to be difficult unless you get in line before the store opens and actually have a good spot in line.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Why not just pre-order? :confused:

    Plenty of iPhone 4 pre-orders were delivered the day before the actual release date...
  8. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
  9. macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    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.
  10. macrumors 68000

    Mar 22, 2011
    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????
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
    Verry Easy.
    just go to ATT or Apple store. They will be plenty
  12. macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
    *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.
  14. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    yea most likely.
  15. macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    If it just the 4S I doubt there will be to much trouble getting hold of one.
  16. macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    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.
  17. macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
    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.
  18. macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    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.
  19. macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Hoping the iPhone 5 sells for about $700 to $800 each. That will help the supply:p
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2011
    Probably very hard if they aren't pre-orders.

    Another reason why I hate living in London. :(
  21. macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2005
    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!
  22. macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2011
    Highspire, PA
    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.
  23. macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
  24. macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2010
    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 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.

  25. macrumors 601


    Oct 19, 2005
    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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