Any news on NYC Apple store lines?

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  1. skimcpip macrumors regular

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    The closest store to me is 14th and 9th. I'm wondering if it has a line yet and whether any other stores have lines?
     
  2. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    Soho and Grand Central have about 50 people
     
  3. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to know as well. Still not sure where to go, or if I should go to LI.
     
  4. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    other than 5th avenue, most of the stores have a few hard core people and my quick count on what I saw was about 30-50 people. Or it just looked that way. basically half a block's worth. Note for grand central they close the area so it gets messy. In the past people typically show up at 6am
     
  5. skimcpip thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!
     
  6. ungreen macrumors member

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    I was thinking go to the one is soho. Is it too late to show up around 9am ?
     
  7. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    I would expect a long line by 9am but that does not mean you wont get a phone. Just no one knows quantities in each of the color/size varieties.
     
  8. ungreen macrumors member

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    Guess I need a backup plan, order online @3am est
     
  9. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Any updates? Gonna head to an NYC store soon. Thinking 5th ave since they'll probably get the most stock and the line shouldn't be TOO bad at 11-12.
     
  10. oats555 macrumors newbie

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    Walked by the line at 645 tonight. Wasn't that long. 50-75 maybe? Hard to tell exactly but it was only 10-15 people deep along FAO. And it didn't look like they had people in the metal gates up top.
     
  11. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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    i dont think we'll see lines start to swell until 5-6am. I think there will be plenty of supply. Online ordering is pretty efficient these days.
     
  12. Vctr macrumors regular

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    I have no concept of how bad the line is on an iPhone launch day. If I show up at 5th avenue at like 7 AM tomorrow, do you think I can walk away with an iPhone? Also, how quickly do they hand out iPhones after they open at 8 AM? Trying to see if I can show up to work at 9 AM (which is close by)
     
  13. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Here is a photo of some lines around the globe. Me thinks you are going to be disappointed.
     

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  14. Velin macrumors 65816

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    No.

    Most likely, not very quickly.
     
  15. Vctr macrumors regular

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    For people who waited on line at an NYC Apple Store in previous years, how long did it take for you to get out of the Apple Store after opening (8 AM)? An hour or two?
     
  16. nippaz macrumors newbie

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    Just walked by the 5th Avenue store. Looked like 500+ people in line already.
     
  17. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Christ, thinking about not going now. Might try 14th St. or just order online.
     
  18. nippaz macrumors newbie

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    Why not go to carrier stores? I haven't seen any lines at those in NYC yet.
     
  19. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    I don't really trust them. Lots of reports of carriers not getting certain models. I'm looking for either 64gb white version.
     
  20. skimcpip thread starter macrumors regular

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    I waited for a 3G. I think I showed up at 830 or 9. Took about 4 hours.
     
  21. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I am at that store. You should come here now if you want to get a decent spot.
     
  22. skimcpip thread starter macrumors regular

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    I played with the idea earlier in the day but right now I can't see myself staying awake for the next 12 or so hours.

    Godspeed though.
     
  23. rolly3 macrumors newbie

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    There's no point in camping out, they don't even have the phone I wanted.
     
  24. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Any word on stock? Might come there now instead of 5th.

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    Where and which model?
     
  25. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I would. Lets face it at 5th ave is hot mess right now.
     

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