iPhone Purchasers: Orange County, CA

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    G5Unit

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    Where will everyone be picking up their iPhone in Orange County? There are a hand full of Apple stores such as South Coast Plaza, Mission Viejo Mall, and Fashion Island. Yet I do not know the locations of the AT&T corporate stores.

    Brea Mall
    Irvine Spectrum
    Fashion Island
    Mission Viejo Mall
    South Coast Plaza
     
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    There are also Apple Stores in Brea and at the Irvine Spectrum. If I remember right, those sites were mentioned often in the Southern California thread.

    I think people are avoiding Fashion Island because they figure it's gonna be a spoiled rich-kid soirée and South Coast is usually packed, even without the iPhone launch.
     
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    I am still torn between the Apple Store at the Irvine Spectrum or the one at South Coast Plaza. Anyone else going to either one of these?

    -JT :apple:
     
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    How about the AT&T stores? And when I am on their website, the ones that pops up on the google maps, are those corporate?
     
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    Yannik, hit up mission viejo for sure!
    Think about it, it doesn't open till 10, so no overnight campers, and air conditioning.
     
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    Haha don't use my real name on the internet, there are only like 5 of me in the world.:rolleyes:
     
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    i'm going to the brea mall! no work friday = new iphone? :eek:
     
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    are only apple stores getting them in our area? I was just planning on going to the cingular store here in aliso viejo, and the att site store locator no longer works.
     
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    I have a feeling Spectrum may have some spoiled rich kids aswell...
     
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    personally i dont think rich spoiled kids have the patients to go super early and camp out or go WAY EARLY for this phone, thats usually to the hardcore and the ebay sellers.

    that is unless they hire someone to wait.
     
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    Some...but probably not nearly the amount of trust fund kids that Fashion Island will have. Plus the Spectrum has a higher profile in the rest of OC, so there will be people from all over going to the Spectrum. Fashion Island is probably gonna just be people from that side of Irvine, Newport and Laguna Beach.
     
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    That side of Irvine...referring to Shady Canyon?
     
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    I meant that people near UCI/Turtle Rock or at work off of Jamboree might go to Fascist Island, while the Spectrum will probably safely get everyone on it's side of Jeffery or up north of the 5. The Shady Canyon crowd might be split between Fascist Island and the Spectrum. The people in Woodbridge and Westpark can probably choose whichever store they want store...Fashion Island, South Coast or the Spectrum...it's not a location thing for them, just a strategy game.

    And Shady Canyon is not that many people compared to Newport, either.

    That said...I'll probably drop by Fascist Island, if only so I can give each of the teenage girls in line there a tic-tac and listen to them all talk about how they need to throw up because they've never eaten so much their whole lives. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hahahaha! So true about Fascist Island, but Shady Canyon people aren't as stuck up as Newport People. I find that funny. :p
     
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    guys, this is south orange county and we're talking about a $500-$600 phone. anyone at an apple store on friday, including me, a rich kid, the spoiled part is debatable. for fifteen percent of americans the cost of an iphone is one-third of their monthly income.

    having said that...

    i wouldn't show up to the spectrum after 6pm on a friday, my god that place is full of little hoodlums and prosti-tots running around like some temporary, suburban, lord of the flies.

    fascist island is usually less crowded and seems to attract an older crowd. i went there for tiger or panther, can't remember which.

    the shops at mission viejo is always packed, but there's an at&t store across the street (interesting note, the average income of shoppers at mission viejo is higher than any other mall in south oc.)


    having said that... i doubt there's a need for a line. i can't remember the last time an apple consumer product was sold out. personally i think i'm going to hit the store at 6/7 grab my phone set it up outside with my ancient laptop then grab dinner at roy's or gulfstream.
     
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    So looks like I'll head down around 9 am to Mission Viejo mall, someone mentioned there was an AT&T store nearby?
     
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    Yeah...I think it's in that shopping center across the street...here's the info the AT&T store finder turned up:
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    That will be my fall back haha.
     
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    I'll hit up the Spectrum, since it's obviously closer to mien house. Like I said in the So.Cal thread, I'm not picking one up. I'm going for ***** and giggles. Maybe meet some cool people too?
     
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    hrm, i wanna head to the mission mall too, but i was also thinking of hitting an ATT store by my house, i dunno which to choose. Id be less worried about getting one at applel, but id want an 8gig not a 4, and im sure id get one at ATT, but it would involve sitting outside the store under the sun the entire time. lets play savsies? hahaha.
     
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    whos acctually going to get a phone, i wanna be able to camp out the phone with someone else should one have to go make a run, or one cant make it that early, or one has to leave in the middle of it, or something. Irvine Mission Laguna area.
     
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    I went by the Spectrum tonight. There were about 20 people in line already.

    Looked like a good crowd and should be fun.
     
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    South Coast Plaza Apple Store

    In line at South Coast Plaza... probably about 40 or so people here so far.... Anyone else here?

    -JT
     
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    Now about 60. I'm at the end of the green fence bar.
     

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