Best Plan of Attack For Release Day

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by badger91, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. badger91 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Hey everyone, long time reader first time poster here. I successfully ordered two 6's at 2:15 AM CST, but am still in need of a 64GB 6 Plus. My two options for release day are:

    1. Go to Apple Store in Madison, WI (population of approx. 250,000) at 3 AM as I did last year. Last year I was number 18 in line arriving at 3 AM.

    2. Go to the AT&T store in a smaller city (population of approx. 60,000) at 3 AM.

    Either option works fine for me, but which would have the highest likelihood of me getting the 6 plus in your opinion? Thanks in advance!
  2. ijen0311 macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009
    Apple store from the way things look now re: stock concerns.
  3. AustinIllini macrumors G3


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    If you were 18th in line, you probably didn't need to line up at 3AM. I would just do what worked last time.
  4. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    I'm so tired I thought this thread title was Ben afflack on release day.

  5. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Thanks for the replies. I'd assume that Apple will get more phones but there will be far more people.
  6. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    My plan of attack is to hang out on my couch all day in my bathrobe with a beer cracked and wait for the FedEx guy.
  7. HiItsMe macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
    The carriers are bound to have far fewer pluses than the apple store based on the way preorder dates are shaping up. As in maybe even zero. Go to apple.
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Based on past releases Apple will be your best option. ATT stores have always been iffy at best on launch day.
  9. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014

    Haha I wish I had that luxury! I ordered the 6 plus through AT&T and the expected delivery date was October 10th so I cancelled it.
  10. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    If the plus is gold 5s type stock at apple stores, 3 might be late. Were you able to get a gold 5s at 18?
  11. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014

    No I think they were out of the gold by the time that they got to me.
  12. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014

    Are you a Wisconsinite also?
  13. techspin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2014
    #14 bring your phone right? Otherwise this sounds like the start of a video I wouldn't want to watch. :eek:
  14. einmusiker macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
    Location: Location:
    indeed and got a masters in madtown
  15. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    Like another poster said, I expect the Plus to be very similar to the Gold 5S. If I were you, I would consider lining up much earlier. I would go by the store around closing time on the 18th and see how things look and then either line up then or maybe come back at 12am or so. Keep in mind that it's not just wether or not they will have enough stock but will they have the color/capacity/carrier you need?
  16. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    Pretty much this! Cheers :D
  17. amdmaxx macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2011
    Beer and bathrobe seems like a winning solution.
  18. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014

    Awesome! I'm doing my undergrad at UW-Madison. Great city and school!


    Yeah very true. The only difference this time is that there were preorders on both the 6 and 6 plus but there is a much higher demand for these phones than there was for the 5s. I think I'll probably do as you said with scoping it out around store close then determining what I want to do.

    Last year I went around 11 and there were maybe 10 people then at 3 there were 17 ahead of me.
  19. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    I didn't think people in Wisconsin knew what a iPhone is.
  20. karmatourer macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    In my house
    I'm not dressing at all. Hope the driver isn't offended!;) I'll have to do a reach around to sign though.

  21. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Sitting on my 8th floor patio watching the guard gate and waiting for UPS/FEDEX. Then jumping in the elevator with my ID and being at his door before he can step out.
  22. bigthanbigger macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    if i inline number 300 will i have chance to grab iphone 6 64 gb gold ??? at apple store ????

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