Anyone camping out?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Radio, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    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

    Aug 25, 2011
    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

    Feb 4, 2008
    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


    Jul 19, 2013
    Never. You can get an iPhone these days without camping.
  5. Gary500 macrumors regular


    Nov 25, 2009
    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

    Aug 31, 2013
    You'd have to be ******* crazy to do this.
  7. jer04 macrumors regular


    Nov 17, 2012
    Townsville, Australia
    Why camp out when you can easily pre-order online and get it delivered to your house/work.
  8. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    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

    Jan 31, 2010
    No! You would be a serious looser to camp out over a phone!
  10. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
  11. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    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

    Jul 16, 2010
    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


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Why camp when you can order online and get your delivered to your door?
  14. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Because they dont ship to other counties;)
  15. recklesslife85 macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2012
    Wales, UK
    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

    Oct 15, 2011
    Judging by the posts here, you'll be the first. And only.
  17. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    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


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    True, but when you are local, why camp? ;)
  19. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    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
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013

    Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why when you can pre-order online in the comfort of your home and wait for it to be delivered.
  22. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    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 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    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 G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    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

    Aug 25, 2010
    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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