Orange County - Irvine, CA (Irvine Spectrum Apple Store)

Discussion in 'iPhone Launch Meetups' started by Motab, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Anybody lining up? Anybody already there? :)
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I'll be there tomorrow night, not sure what time I'm getting there though.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I'll be there. Hoping for a large stock as always.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    This will be my first time lining up. I talked to the guy on the phone for the Spectrum store and he said coming in around 4:00 A.M - 5:00 A.M is usually a really safe time to get a copy. Is this true from people's experiences either at this store or another apple store?

    I mean I know people start lining up days before and etc, but I am ok with waiting a few hours after the store opens on launch day if it means I get a few more hours of sleep.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    My first experience with lining up for an iPhone was for the iPhone 4 so I can't comment on 4S.

    We arrived at the Rancho Cucamonga store just before 4am. I was nearly the last to receive the iPhone (the line was cut off about 15 people after us). I didn't leave until 1 AM (After midnight) (Yes the store stayed open after hours until about 2 AM)

    The activations took longer than expected which caused delays. Hopefully it won't be THAT bad this year...but if I were you I'd arrive around 12am-2am.

    Personally, I'm going at 8pm (Norcal location). I figured the line will just get far worse around 10pm-midnight.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Heading over there now!
     
  7. macrumors member

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    How long is the line right now?
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Gonna head out in about an hour
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Probably 50 in front of me. Right in front of black house white market.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    good luck guys! If I didn't already have my phone coming to my house tomorrow, I'd be right there with ya...

    Hope everyone gets one tomorrow!
     
  11. macrumors member

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    So... how's the line now? I'm debating if I should go wait in line or not
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    62 ppl in line right now
     
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It really doesn't look all that bad right now. Def under 100.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Still only about 85 ppl here now.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    First couple customers have gone in.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    can someone pls update status? im thinking about making the drive. im in LA right now
     
  17. macrumors member

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    Line ends at capital seafood. They handed out cards earlier with the provider/size/color earlier
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    Any updates?
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Ended up getting mine at the south coast one. Hope everyone had a good experience out there!
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    I like this store. Funny thing is, the Microsoft store in Mission Viejo has copied the look of the Apple stores so well I once mistakenly walked in there to return an Apple product!

    Irvine DJ
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    Resurrecting this thread since it's already here.

    ROLL CALL! Who's making it out?
     
  22. macrumors member

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    I was thinking about going to the Spectrum one, but instead decided to go to a local ATT instead. I feel like Spectrum will be overly packed with people
     
  23. macrumors member

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    Agreed. I've been to the Spectrum twice on launch day (iPhone 4 and iPhone 5) and had to wait at least 4 hours each time.

    Not going to do that again since there's a couple AT&T stores in the area, as well as Walmart, Best Buy, and Radioshack
     
  24. macrumors 68020

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    Will probably be there Friday morning, but I'll try T-Mobile or Target first.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    I actually put my name down at Radioshack, but from what they told me, they wont have any ATT phones in stock until the end of the month. He told me they will only have Verizon and Sprint phones on launch day. But, it wasnt 100% confirmed. He said anything can happen. I also put my name down at Target, but he told me supply was limited and they'd call me back based on what they have and what place I was in line. I'm probably going to wait in front of an ATT store...
     

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