Anybody else actually working the iPhone launch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JayIsAwesome, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    Sup guys? Just curious: anybody else here working the iPhone launch? Whether you're working at an Apple Store, Best Buy, or one of the carrier stores...just figured I'd create this thread for us to discuss the craziness and insanity that will be Friday lol
     
  2. mbpharoh macrumors member

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    I used to be a best buy mobile manager, this is the only launch I am not working. I have worked every single once since the iPhone 5...

    and Madness, only when ETK or Beast crashes and you can't get token codes...
     
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    I work tech support (over the phone) for 1 of the big 4 carriers (I don't want to mention names online). I will be working a half day on Friday. Get out at noon to get home for my UPS Delivery!!
     
  4. JayIsAwesome thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Worst thing ever is when a customer does the sprint leasing and there's a down payment. Customers pays the down payment and then at the very end...BEAST crashes. Seriously I'd rather get hit by a bus than deal with that lol
     
  5. mbpharoh macrumors member

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    Oh i have had that happen to me, sprint is a PITA to deal with even with the NSS line.
     
  6. Canadia69 macrumors regular

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    Skipping my 4pm class (I know, a Friday class at 4...sucks). Gonna dedicate that entire day to setting up the phone ... Can't wait
     
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    I will be working. Hopefully not too tired. Plan to wait in line.
     
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    though not hard to figure out. ;)
     
  9. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    I always work iPhone launches. Sucks opening iPhone after iPhone and it not being mine. I wasn't able to get launch day delivery this year either so I'll be a sad panda I'm sure.
     
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    What is the chance of Jet Black iPhone stock for those that show up early? Apple didn't even make it possible to reserve the Jet Black online but I imagine the stores would get a handful on launch day.
     
  11. Surfer13134, Sep 12, 2016
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    You know BEAST is going to be down Friday.
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    You would probally have a better chance winning the lottery than getting a Jet Black. I don't know our inventory but if shipping times slipped so fast with Apple,that means we probally won't get any.
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    There was a few people that got phones on launch from their carriers. Our GM told us to keep our phones in our pockets for the first few days,customers will see the new 7 and want to know how we have them and there non for them. Happens every year.
     
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    Jeez, you don't think you'll get even one Jet Black iPhone in all four configurations it's available in? It seems odd Apple wouldn't try to make at least an equal amount of each color available though anybody could see that Jet Black/Black will be the most popular by a large margin so they should've produced and shipped more of those colors. Makes me wonder if they hold back inventory of certain models to increase demand.
     
  13. JayIsAwesome thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Lmao oh god don't say that. I do not feel like being on hold with NSS for 85 hours
     
  14. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I feel bad for those working iPhone launches. I can imagine the zoo of people they have to deal with.

    I'll be working Friday, but it has nothing to do with cell phones :D
     
  15. neworleans-7 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'll be working the release Friday. Looking forward to it seeing as it'll be the only times I'll get to mess with the phones until mine gets delivered between Oct. 18-31. :(
     
  16. JayIsAwesome thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah iPhone launch days, Black Friday, and Christmas Eve are like the worst days ever Lol :(
     
  17. karpeltunnel10 macrumors newbie

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    I'll be working at a carrier store. Working 7am to 8:30pm due to the launch. Should be a good day lol
     
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    I suppose I should consider myself lucky. I work for a corporate carrier swas store and we aren't expecting a ridiculously busy day or anything. Probably more than average, but we don't have too many pre orders for the phone yet.
     
  21. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    Weird.... I logged at least 25 myself between Friday and Saturday, which is more than in the past for our store.
     

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