Santa Monica, CA (Third Street Promenade)

Discussion in 'iPhone Launch Meetups' started by RidleyGriff, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    This Apple Store has been my good luck charm since the original iPhone launch, and on through both the 3GS and iPad launches. And it's where I'll be picking up my reserved iPhone 4 from this Thursday morning.

    Who else will be there?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    Maybe I will show up at midnight with a lawn chair, blanket and a pillow.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    This is where I plan on picking up mine on Thursday..I'm just trying to gauge what time I should show up in order to get one. I know there's no way to know but I don't want to show up at 3AM and have there be no line and just waste my time..what do you guys think?
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    For the original iPhone launch, people were lining up the night before (I actually lucked out that night at this location, right before closing).

    Lines for the iPad were pretty moderate -- maybe 50-60 people each in both the pre-order and walk-up lines at store opening. But this seems like it's going to be a much bigger deal.

    Do we know if the iPhones will be activated on-site yet? I'd like to get there and still get back to work by 9:30.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    i live a few blocks away and might ride by bike by, if nothing more than to laugh at the people sitting outside. i'll be comfortable in my own bed while my iphone 4 will get delivered on thursday.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    That's pretty sweet; while you're waiting at home for your delivery other people will be having fun in line and using their new phones.

    Seriously don't get the need to hate. Why seek out and post in a meetup thread?
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    wasn't hating, was joking. geez. stop being so sensitive.
    last year the 3GS was delivered at 9am.

  8. macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2007
    Already Here!

    There are five of us already in line outside the Apple store on the 3rd St Promenade. Apple is loving it! But security is saying we literally have to stand for the entire time!
  9. macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2004
    The big question for me is will there be white phones? If yes, then I'll be there early and wait in line because if I don't I'll probably have no chance at getting a white phone. If no, then waiting in line for the doors to open will just be for fun :p as I've pre-ordered the two blacks.

    So, maybe I will, maybe I won't ;)
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    Wow - impressive! Are you the folks in the picture Engadget just posted?
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2009

    Those chicks are pretty cute!
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2010
    Come Visit Us!

    Hey RG - Yep, that's us just getting set up. It's going to be a long (fun) five days.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2009
    I stopped by there tonight. Wow! I guess Apple expected to get a permit for people to campout starting Wednesday night. But, they love having them around so Apple is going to get the permit as soon as the city hall doors open on Monday morning. BTW: the girl in the black shirt tonight was smoking hot. I didn't expect that a girl like that would be a geek! I might have to go campout there soon and see if I can get some sleeping bag play!
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    you do know they read this right? perv...
  15. macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    Hey so this is to the girls in line (in hopes you're reading this)--How many other people are in line with you? Also--have you heard anything from the guys @ the Apple store regarding what they expect for lines etc? I live in Venice and definitely want to get one and am thinking of coming around 3-4AM on the 24th. I'm hoping you will keep this thread updated with regards to the line as we get closer!
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    Just 5 of us for now. Apple is trying to get a permit from Monday onward so I don't think anyone else is planning to come till then, if not till Wednesday. We have started the non-preorder line by the way.

    We'll update this when we hear more from Apple and if anyone else joins. We're also tweeting @mypoynt. But come over and say hi sometime if you're on the area.
  17. macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Wow, I work in Santa Monica and will go early Thursday. Save me a spot!!! I'll give you $50. Just kidding

    if I get it good if not then I'll try everyday until I do.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    Does anyone know if there's going to be a separate line for people with reservations? I was able to get a reservation on the preorder day, but I'm wondering what time I should come in, or if I need to get there super early.
  19. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    There will be 2 lines but both lines are going to be long so you should still be there a few hours early.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    Well dang. Do you expect the line for reservations to be really long as well? I could come later in the day since the reservation supposedly holds until the end of business on Thursday. The store opens at 7am Thursday, correct?
  21. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    Day 2

    So far we're still the only ones in line. Ray Liotta came by though (

    Apple has been great to us, checking in and even letting us recharge when the Apple products need juice.

    The performers are great, people are fun to talk to, it's been fun.

    No new iPhone specific news, sorry. But yes, two separate lines for reserved and nonreserved.
  22. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    Well what do you prefer more? Waiting during the cool morning breeze or the scorching day heat?
  23. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    luckily it's been pretty moderate the past two days. here's hoping it stays that way.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    What are you guys doing to keep sane in line? Plus I saw the foraging video on poynt's facebook. Famima!!!
  25. macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    iPhone 4 in Santa Monica!!!

    Ah...I also saw their video, and I believe you have over-exclamed Famima!! ;)

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