Black screens going up at Apple Stores

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jwa276, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. jwa276 macrumors regular

    jwa276

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    Here at Easton in Columbus OH, Apple Store employees are putting up black screens over the windows to hide what they are setting up inside.

    They started at around 2:05 and they are almost done covering all windows. Guards at the entrance are turning people away telling them that the store will reopen at 6pm.

    HERE WE GO FOLKS
     

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  2. juanster macrumors 68020

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    siiiiick,,, can t wait for iphone to come to canada...if it ever does...
     
  3. McBain2 macrumors newbie

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  4. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    I was really hoping for a big yellow post-it note.
     
  5. qzak macrumors 6502

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    doesn't look like Easton has a line at all, huh?

    i'm in Columbus, stuck at work. was planning on going to the AT&T store down at the South Campus Gateway, figured Easton would be a mess.
     
  6. juanster macrumors 68020

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    thats what i was thinking too, could it be thats ecurity guards are not allowing people to stay or camp out in line? im pretty sur ei ve seen some people camping out for a couple of days though
     
  7. qzak macrumors 6502

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    now that i look at the pic again, there are tops of several heads at the bottom of the picture, like they are sitting on the curb. and there is a black "rope" there?
     
  8. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    That would look so awesome!
     
  9. jwa276 thread starter macrumors regular

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    There are probably still under a hundred people here. The reason you can't see the line is because I can't put photos up without people's consent, and I happened to get lucky with a shot with hardly any people in it.

    My girlfriend and I are 17th and 18th in line, been here since 7:40am :D

    The line is decent already, but I think people getting here at 4PM needn't worry about scoring an iPhone this evening. Good luck to all! :)

    EDIT: here's the Easton Meetup Thread... http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=317470
     
  10. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    What are they trying to hide? Everyone knows what the iPhone looks like.

    OMG--they are covering the windows for the new iMacs :apple:
     
  11. Virtualball macrumors 6502

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    Here in Cleveland, people are shoved to the side so if you looked dead on at the Apple Store, you wouldn't see them. There's like 40 people there and like 10-30 people at the local AT&T (Woodmere)
     
  12. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, there won't be any new iMacs today. ;p I'm sure this is just Apple wanting to build even more excitement and anticipation.
     
  13. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

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    same here man, cant see in. im at menlo as i speak
     
  14. docc macrumors 6502

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    Happened an hour back here at The Falls Apple store, Miami.
     
  15. appleii2mac macrumors regular

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    Maybe they're just trying to hide how much inventory they have?
     
  16. Porchland macrumors 65816

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    It's like Macworld! I can almost feel the impending disappointment!

    BTW, store.apple.com hasn't gone down yet. There's no presentation or anything, so maybe it won't have to be down as long as earlier reported.
     
  17. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Did anyone notice the commodities market dropped today? Gold and Silver drops but oil went up, obviously because of people driving to get an iPhone. :)
     
  18. DMann macrumors 601

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    Minerals and Oil

    True, they usually move in tandem. Must be the extra fuel needed for travel :apple:
     
  19. zioxide macrumors 603

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    You guys are pretty ridiculous waiting in line for these things. By the end of the weekend, you'll be able to just go in and buy one.
     
  20. JShock macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone noticed it is available through at&t 800 number now! They told me mine would be here on the 5th.
     
  21. KingofAwesome macrumors regular

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    You fool, it's obviously for the Powerbook G5 tablet!
     
  22. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    I KNOW I WALKED BY THAT AND I AM SOOO LOKING FORWARD TO THE IPHONE

    Sorry but I am really excited!
     
  23. Teddy's macrumors 6502

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    What are they going to do with all those iPhone ad blankets after today? :confused:

    Maybe a collectible?

    Hey kids, when you open your iPhones, remember to take a deep breath of the wrapping plastic smell.

    ahh, amazing, isn't it? I hope.
     
  24. mazola macrumors regular

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    I'm confused

    Is this 'iPhone' the same thing as the 'ROKR'? Hasn't it been out for a while?

    If so, what's all the hubbub about? :confused:
     

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