iPhone 5 - Glasgow, Scotland

Discussion in 'iPhone Launch Meetups' started by The Samurai, Sep 16, 2012.

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    The Samurai

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    Anyone queuing up at either Braehead or Buchanan St?
     
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    I'll be there!
     
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    Buchanan Street

    Ill be at Buchanan Street Glasgow Apple Store!!! Cant wait!
     
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    Im thinking Braehead. Should me far less people there.
     
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    How are you buying the iPhone? Off contract? Or on contract?
     
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    redgaz26

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    I've got a sim only deal so buying the phone unlocked. Just waiting on Tesco getting there nano sims. They better hurry up !
     
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    Was considering queuing but got my preorder in early and showing to be delivered on 21/9.

    Braehead is only 5 mins from me so if I get my phone early enough I might pop along to see the chaos :D

    If it doesn't turn up however I will be well peeved!
     
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    Buchanan street for me. Ill be there the night before I think.
     
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    Brrr, its getting chilling in the evenings!
     
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    was there at 7am for the 4 and the 4s and it was fine, in and out for 8.20
     
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    The Samurai

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    I can remember turning up at around 8am for the 4 and 4s launch at Buchanan St - probably about 50 people ahead of me (4 launch) and around 80 for the 4s.
     
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    I was going to get the first train in but the last time I did that I waited in the queue till 11 to get the 4 waited like 3am after coming out a club for the 4S Might do something like that for the 5, Go for a few drinks and then down to queue up.
     
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    Jarson

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    Sounds insane!
    I'll be at Buchanan St as well. I used to queue there for an iPad this March, but assume iPhone is much more desirable so line is going to be TOO DAMN HIGH!

    I'm going to pick up my friend with me so she can see this whole crazy iPhone fever. :)
     
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    Got an online order from Apple that shows delivers 1st October. If it doesn't improve during the week then I'll probably cancel and try my luck at Braehead or Buch. St.

    Was able to buy my iPhone 4 the day after launch in Buchanan St with no problems, suppose demand could be higher this time round.
     
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    What type of changes apple made on iPhone 5... any idea.?
     
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    I am from Edinburgh and the last train to Glasgow is at 23:50 on thursday so I will be taking this one and queuing from around 1:30AM :eek: Or taking the first one and queuing from 7AM, but I think that might be a bit late. Want to get the black 16GB unlocked.
     
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    first train from Edinburgh hits Glasgow at 0650, sure that will be fine
     
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    I'll be at Buchanan street from about 5am, last qued for the iPhone 4 when they had a reserve and collect option, there were two lines and was fairly near the front. My mate went for the 4s launch with only one line, and was at the front 50 or so in the line from about 5-5:30am onwards.

    Looking forward to it, just hope the Scottish weather is kind to us at that time in the morning.

    :):apple:
     
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    The Glesga Banter

    I will be getting the train from Edinburgh that get's in for 6:50 or something like that. Hopefully that's fine, should be. Last year I got there about 6ish and I got a 4S no bother :D
     
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    I will be taking the last train and wait there from around 2AM cos i have to be back to Edinburgh at noon. Hope i wont freeze!
     
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    I think people generally overreact to these launches.

    For the iPhone 4, I went to Buch St at about 11am (albeit I reserved, and still had to wait 3 hours) and got it no problem. I heard of people sauntering in at 5pm without a reservation and getting one fine. And Apple generally has got better recently with meeting launch demand.

    I would just go late afternoon when the dust has settled if I were doing the whole launch day thing again (which I may well do) - and if you have to wait until Saturday, so be it. You've lasted your entire life to this point without an iPhone 5, you can wait a bit longer.
     
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    I'm coming through from Edinburgh as well.. If I got to the apple store for 7am. What time you think I would be done by in the store? permitting they don't sell out the 32gb white.
     
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    I got to the store for about 6ish for the launch of the 4S and got served within an hour ish of the store opening - boom! :cool:
     
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    Will they open the doors for braehead and let you into the mall or does everyone q at the front doors ...would be a bit warmer if they let you inside :)
     
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    They usually have barriers setup at HMV entrance (where m&s and the bus station is) and then let you in about an hour before the store opens...
     

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