Camping for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hexiii, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Hexiii macrumors 65816

    Hexiii

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    Do some iPhones go on sale in Apple Stores right after the event or it's not until the official release which is 1-2 weeks after?

    Because I always thought that people start camping just like a week before the announced date of release, but they have started already... do they actually wait in line for ~3 weeks?
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    They wait until the launch, not the announcement. Mostly they do it for publicity and money.
     
  3. Hexiii thread starter macrumors 65816

    Hexiii

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    But there was an article few days back that people are already lining up...

    Also now that I don't hijack anyone's thread, what's up with the "Does Size Matter?" signatures? :D
     
  4. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    That place you're reading about is the 5th Avenue store in NYC, which is Apple's flagship store in that region. It's notorious for people lining up for 2+ weeks for new hardware releases.

    Most Apple stores will have a camp out line that starts the afternoon/evening before the actual launch. The store I'll be camping at is like that.
     
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    They are, but they won't get a phone any sooner! It's usually publicity for there company. Often they sell their place in the line on the last day.

    As for Does Size Matter, I have no idea what you are talking about, (but this http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=1771422 thread might give you some clues!). :)
     
  6. Hexiii thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay, after few minutes of unsuccessful attempts to change the signature font size, I think I get it now. :(
     
  7. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    That's like attention whore to the max.
    The phone doesn't come out for another 2 weeks and you're already lining up?
    That's somewhat dumb, IMO.
     
  8. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Alot of them work for companies that send them there for publicity.
     
  9. itjw macrumors 65816

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    Radio Shack sent 4 people to camp the Galaxy Launch...

    That's the joke


    *crickets*
     

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