Apple's 9/19 Launch Day Game plan revealed..

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  1. -Knight- macrumors 6502a

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    Seems about par for the course (at least, it sounds like the iPhone 4 launch, only with digital reservation cards).

    Does anyone know the phone limit? I'm the dedicated buyer for the family this go-around, and I'm gonna need two 6+'s and two 6's, but I'm not sure what the policy is, as I've only purchased my own phone in the past.
     
  3. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    Minimum 1 holdback is more indication that supplies for specific models will be very tight this year...
     
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    I think it's two per person.
     
  6. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    2?

    Remember the guy who paid an army of homeless people to wait in line and buy unlocked phones for cash for him at an Apple Store much to the ire of that watched?
     
  7. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502

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    I could easily see the Digital Reservation crash lol, what then?
     
  8. -Knight- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the same thing myself. I think the 6+ is going to be very limited no mater what store or carrier on the 19th. Might not be worth camping out unless you like the first 5 or so.
     
  9. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    “Sorry, but we’re out of stock.” “Yeah right!!! Just dip in to that 4%… It’ll be just between you and me *winks*.” *Hands $5 bill.
     
  10. -Knight- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol, I would ask for the paper reservation too for back up haha
     
  11. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Just finished reading this article a few minutes ago.

    Pretty cool.. :)

    I'm hoping 3AM is early enough because I'm not missing more sleep than that and I can't do lines for more than 5 flippin' hours.



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  12. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I wonder when pick-up customers should be receiving their text messages... The night before?
     
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    The night before or Friday as they become available.
     
  14. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    Agreed! I think 5 hours is long enough. I doubt I'll actually get one Friday... but I just don't see myself doing an overnight.. Just too many hours.
     
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    Keep dreaming..........
     
  16. cfairbank macrumors 6502

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    Wondering what my option is if I am picking one up that I ordered as well as trying buying one day of.
     
  17. Super Intendo macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I have a similar dilemma- I preordered a 6+ to be safe but would still like to wait in the regular line so I could get a 6 if I decide the + is not for me. Any insight?
     
  18. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious, why did you guys not pre-order if you're worried about not being in line too long?
     
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    I did preorder but the stupid system glitches wouldn't let me order for 2.5 hours so my date is Oct. 1-6. I'm simply not that patient. :)




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  20. dmonnin macrumors regular

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    I preordered 6+ 15min before pre orders went live. Still got ship date of 10-13. I'm going to wait in line friday at the big ATT company store in my town. I know there will be at min a few + there. I'll cancel my preorder on my phone in the store only after I know i'm definitely getting + right there. If not then just hold on to your pre order. Worst case scenario is that they have a + but your upgrade takes 24 hours to reestablish, I'm sure you could just purchase the phone outright and then return your pre order once you get it.
     
  21. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    So basically, open doors, and let the good times roll. :D
     
  22. -Knight- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Go early and buy one when they open, Go back and pick up the pre-order when the chaos is over. But if it's the for the same phone number account then you'll have issues on the eligibility reset.
     
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    What happens if I want to just try out a phone? Can I do it without losing place in line at 8AM? Can you take 2 cards and drop one later?
     
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    I've been watching old Miami Vice lately just for kicks, and read a completely different meaning into "do lines for more than 5 flippin' hours."

    So that's how you'll stay awake eh? :)
     
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    LOL

    LOVED Miami Vice!
     

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