[UK] Manchester Arndale Meet Thread

Discussion in 'iPhone Purchaser Meetups' started by finder, Nov 6, 2007.

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    finder

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    Live Blogging of the Launch

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  2. macrumors 68020

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    6am? Good lord...

    I was thinking 5PM but you have me worried now. I am going to subscribe to this thread and I want you to provide updates from the queue on the day if possible. Are you taking a MB/MBP that you could do this with? I work from home in the town centre so can come by at any time, and would like to know if the queue started to get silly so I can get in line. Im just not sure about the allocation the Apple stores will have. I cant honestly see them having more than a couple of hundred phones in there.
     
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    12 hour madness that is. How will you be keeping yourself occupied? :)
     
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    I can work from anywhere there is an internet connection, however my battery can only last so long.

    So the earliest I could get there and live on the Macbook battery life is probably 3.00pm
     
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    Frozentoast

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    I'll have to make friends in The Trafford Centre as my friends are not nearly nerdy enough to keep me company.
     
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    Frozentoast

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    The only thing stopping me from going to the Arndale is the lack of free parking in Town.
     
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    vendettabass

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    I will be!

    Can only get there for 4pm but I think I'll be fine! If they've got 500 iPhones surely there won't be 500 people in the queue? that'd be crazy!

    I just hope the people inside buy and leave rather than play around with them for half an hour :mad:
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    ^ I am counting on those updates man. I can't afford to miss out on the iPhone tomorrow. So as soon as it starts to get busy, update the thread
     
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    vendettabass

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    I got a friend at the o2 store back home in st helens so I hope I'm covered!!
     
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    Wow free coffee and free wifi - sounds like you're having an ace time! I'd expect a few reporters and a possible camera crew in the next couple of hours if I was you!
     
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    Strangely absorbing live blogging :D

    As soon as it starts to get busy, im ordering a taxi there.
     
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    Hey! Do you think you could ask the Apple store guys how many iPhones they will have in stock for tonight - also do you know if they'll be open till 10? Some other stores inside shopping centres aren't staying open too late tonight.

    Cheers
     
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    vendettabass

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    will be there at around 4:30! how long do we think we'll be waiting for if we're arriving around 4-5ish? keep us updated!
     
  14. macrumors 68020

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    Are you on Twitter? Might be easier to post updates to there from your phone if your Mac battery life goes.
     
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    Heh, I caught a glimpse of you with your powerbook as I left the shop about half an hour ago. I have to admit I felt very tempted to join you and wind up buying one - despite being mired in my 3 contract - and that's what I knew I had to leave or face a life of debt :)
     
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    koobcamuk

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    I would wet myself if you were declined by your card company or if you got rejected by a credit check.

    Seriously though - enjoy your iPhone. Did you take the day off or are you just a slacker? (says me posting on a forum... at least it's lunch... :))
     
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    Stock?

    Do you know how much stock they have?

    I finish work and 4 and coming straight into town, hope the queue isn't long then....

    Your my idol :) wish I was off work too!
     
  18. macrumors 68020

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    Any updates? I can come down at any point but im not going to bother until the queue is > 50
     
  19. macrumors 68020

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    Looks like the updates have died. F**k it, im on my way!
     
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    gkarris

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    Dude, I think you may need some counseling... :eek:

    (says in fake British accent) Nothing that a bit of ol' iPhone use can fix, chap...
     
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