Apple Retail Store - Churchill Square, Brighton, UK

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  1. RTWG macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    Are any of you heading down to the Churchill Square Apple Store on Friday?

    I hope to get there at about 05:00.
     
  2. Richie2000 macrumors 6502

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    I think I'll be heading down there for 06:00. Got a feeling I could be a long way down the queue though! I think it's going to be a busy one.
     
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    I went along to the iPhone 4 launch in 2010, and the queues were quite long by about 07:00.

    I haven't decided what time I'm going to go there this year, but it looks like it'll have to be rather early indeed!
     
  4. Richie2000 macrumors 6502

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    Think you're right. The last time I queued there was for iPad 1 launch. Seem to recall I got there about 06:00 and there was about 30 people in front of me. I think this one is going to be much busier though given the concerns about limited stock for launch. I am waiting on a response from Churchill Square to see when they are opening the doors to the centre. Guess it will be about 06:00?
     
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    I think they waited until nearer 08:00 before they were allowed to open up the doors to Churchill. Then the queue was ushered all the way to the Apple Store and then we queued there again for a bit.

    Are we still meant to queue up by H&M on the north-east corner?
     
  6. Richie2000 macrumors 6502

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    Not too sure, but that was where we queued last time so I guess so. That said Churchill Square Twitter told people to queue at the JD Sports entrance on the other side for the GTA V midnight launch earlier this week.
     
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    Hopefully they'll tweet some instructions for us too come Friday!
     
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    Looks like we have our instructions. Just got the following tweet from Churchill Square.

    Hi Richard. The centre will open from 7am onwards from the East Mall entrance. Apple and 3 are opening their doors at 8am.
     
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    Thank you for the update! See you in the morning.
     
  10. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    Guy in a blazer is me unless i change into a jacket.

    I'll be honest clearly I love Apple or I wouldn't be here but I've never queued ever for an iPhone or iPad.

    But due to no preorders I have no choice tomorrow.

    So I'll be going out to bars and joining the queue (hopefully after pulling) between 4 and 5am.

    But if anyone tries to make me cheer ill swear at them. Lol. I don't gave any desire to stand in the cold outside.

    I assume east entrance is outside h&m
     
  11. RTWG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, that's the entrance. See you there!
     
  12. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    If anyone heads there earlier and there is a queue if 50 people please email me and let me know as I'll ditch the hot girls and come join the queue. oli.k@me.com
     
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    I just arrived (01:45) and there are already over 20 people queuing here.

    I'm at the same queue position that I was in when I last did this in 2010, only then I arrived at 05:00!

    So if you want to get a phone, come early, because this lacuna is even more popular than the last.
     
  14. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    Save me a place next to you and I'll buy you a drink. I'll be there at 4 :)
     
  15. RTWG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, no chance. That's not fair on the other eager buyers, especially when stocks are so limited this year.
     
  16. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    To be fair if I turn up at 4am and can't get a phone id be amazed. No matter how short the stock that's early enough
     
  17. S1n728 macrumors newbie

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    Do you think if I get there for 6 I will get one ?
     
  18. RTWG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nobody knows how many phones the store will have in stock, and it also depends which model you want.

    All I can say is that it's getting busier by the minute and it's only 03:00, so come as soon as you're able to.
     
  19. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    On my way now. Are we allowed to go leave the queue for drinks or toilet breaks?
     
  20. S1n728 macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks for the info I'll try to get down sooner but I'm coming from bexhill so I've got an hour drive, and Luckily I've got enough funds to cover getting a 64gb if need be.
     
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    I'm sure your neighbours in the line will hold your spot!
     
  22. Richie2000 macrumors 6502

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    Damn, you guys are keen this year. I'm heading out now but got about an hours drive ahead of me so not going to get there much before 05:45

    Thanks for the updates.
     
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    The influx of people has slowed now. I expect more at 05:00!
     
  24. S1n728 macrumors newbie

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    Just left should be there about 5.45
     
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