Apple Store on launch for non-iPhone purchase?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPaul, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. iPaul macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2006
    Will they let me into the store if I want to make a non-iPhone purchase? I want to get a bumper for my phone that arrived today. Also, has there been any indication if Best Buy will be selling the bumpers? (I'm thinking that'd probably be a better option...)
  2. HarrisonB macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    ya I would just go ahead and wait a week.
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    If last year was any indication: you're gonna be outta luck until the lines go away. At least that was true in the shopping-center based Apple stores.

    I tried to get into an Apple store to buy a measly sync cable, and was not allowed in. Apparently the malls impose occupancy limits in each store, and Apple Stores basically fill the stores with iPhone purchasers, keeping everyone else in a queue.

    Not sure how standalone stores (i.e. the NYC flagship) will fare.
  4. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    I just left one of my local Apple store asking about cases, the guy told me that yes if you are not buying a iPhone 4, you can walk right in. This is true I remember this for the launch of the 3G, I brought my phone at AT&T then went to Apple to buy a case.
  5. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    The past two iPhone launches near me, 2 of the stores I went in let in shoppers without a problem. The store isn't flooded with tons and tons of iPhone buyers—they are waiting outside in line.
  6. redbroccoli macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2010
    I'm pretty sure if you tell them you wanna buy Mac pro and cinema display, they'll escort you right in. :D
  7. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    That's how it has worked here in the Chi as well. As long as you're not purchasing an iPhone you're more than welcome to walk in to the store make your purchase and leave. I love the Apple store on Michigan ave because they process all iPhone purchases upstairs and everything else is downstairs. Makes it very easy to get in and get out.
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    That's like vacationing in Afghanistan. Sure you can do it, but really? I'd wait a day, but its up to you. Apple isn't going to stop you from purchasing stuff.
  9. DreamPod macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2008
    Past couple launches I was at, they didn't allow anyone into the store except for preorders...until the normal store opening time (meaning, the store opened early, but only for preorders). Once the normal operating hours were in effect, they would let other folks just walk in.

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