Anyone camping out?

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  1. Radio macrumors 68000

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    Hi - I love apple and I love iPhones even more.

    Anyone camping out for their iPhone?!

    I would love to be one of the first


    Go apple !!!!
     
  2. darster Suspended

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    No. When I see those lines, I find it embarrassing. I own several Apple products, and when I see those lines, it almost validates what non apple owners think of us.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I'm not camping out because of pre-orders and the thousands of places you can buy them now. I'm actually surprised I can't get one at every Starbucks.
     
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Never. You can get an iPhone these days without camping.
     
  5. Gary500 macrumors regular

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    I walked in last year day one, waited 10 minutes and got it. No preorder or anything. This was in a relatively populated area in Cali too.
     
  6. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    You'd have to be ******* crazy to do this.
     
  7. jer04 macrumors regular

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    Why camp out when you can easily pre-order online and get it delivered to your house/work.
     
  8. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    No need to these days.

    My iPhone 5 was dropped off at my door at around noon last year on release day.
     
  9. jordanogrady macrumors 6502

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    No! You would be a serious looser to camp out over a phone!
     
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  11. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 68040

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    I've never understood the camping thing personally. I saw the lines last year and yet I had my iPhone delivered at pretty much the same time. It was my first iPhone and I was excited to get it, but I'd rather get it delivered to my front door than sit on a hard floor at a shopping precinct waiting for hours and hours!

    I've heard people say, yeah but I was one of the first to have this iPhone in this town etc etc. Is that impressive I ask? I probably got mine a couple of hours after some or maybe around the same time, but I've never really felt the need to use that as a bragging right. I only give the example now. Its a phone at the end of the day. A nice phone I'll give you that, but its still a phone. :)

    PS: No offence meant to the OP, if you are happy to camp and have the enthusiasm and excitement for it, then I say good for you! Enjoy your nice device. ;)
     
  12. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    Im going to "camp". Not that long though. Probaly 18-14 hours. Its nice to chat with personel and fans outside during the night.
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Why camp when you can order online and get your delivered to your door?
     
  14. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    Because they dont ship to other counties;)
     
  15. recklesslife85 macrumors 6502

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    No I have a family and life to take care of so dont have the time to camp out. That's not a knock at people who do have the time but I dont.

    I wouldn't do it if I did cause a click on a button on the Apple website easy. Gotta love a web browser.
     
  16. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    Judging by the posts here, you'll be the first. And only.
     
  17. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    The only thing I'm "camping" for is GTA V, and even that is a very loose term since it's a midnight release and everybody paid it off already
     
  18. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    True, but when you are local, why camp? ;)
     
  19. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    i guess you have less reason then. still its fun to talk with all the fans and make fun of people with samsung's that walk by.
     
  20. Lucille Carter, Sep 10, 2013
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    Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Most the camping will be done in heavily populated cities like New York.

    I prefer to have mine delivered to my office on the day of introduction!

    I work for a living and "camping" is not an option.
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    Why when you can pre-order online in the comfort of your home and wait for it to be delivered.
     
  22. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

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    It will be a very short line I'm sure. I'll probably go one my work lunch break and get one. I'm not worried about camping, I have better things to do. Like sleeping.
     
  23. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    Who cares what non Apple owners think of us?

    The camping out experience is something every true Apple fan should do at least once. It's a wonderful feeling being among the most loyal fans waiting eagerly for something incredible to be sold to you the next morning.

    Personally I've done it three times. First time was for an iPod, the second time was for the iPhone and the third time was the first generation iPad. And I'm so proud of it I have the pictures published online from each launch night. :cool:
     
  24. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    yes and no. Camping is only used out of a necessity. Since you can order online now there is really no point.
     
  25. Onimusha370 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think i can claim to be camping out, but I normally get to my local store at around 4AM to make sure I get the model/colour that i want :)
    It's always fun talking to everyone in the line and meeting cool people there, would recommend it!
     

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