Apple Store Staffing iPhone 5


macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 26, 2012
Did anyone else feel that this year Apple had less staff working? Or not enough staffing. I mean during a shift change there was like 40 people in a line at 3pm at one store; for like 15 minutes they only had two specialists working. If they had the staffing they had years before, it seems there would have been no line. But doing that I guess would make no sense. Spending more money and losing some of the hype.

Was just wondering if anyone else noticed this compared to other iPhone launches.


macrumors regular
Dec 18, 2011
I'd never been to an Apple Store on any type of launch it iPhone, MacBook, iPad, etc...when I went on Friday to see about accessories, they had a buttload of people working. WAY more than during normal business times.


macrumors 6502a
Apr 15, 2006
I felt my store was overstaffed, but not complaining. They opened the store 2 hours early and I was like #40 in line. I was out in 35 minutes.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 13, 2012
I would not get near an Apple store at launch. During normal times the single Apple store in my town stays packed with more people than I care to be with in a small space. I give the Geeks a gold star for being able to put up with it on a daily basis for hours at a time.

I have always found the Geeks to be awesome considering. I have watched rude as hell people make unfair demands and yet the Geek maintain a smile. Being nice to these people can go a long way.