Chandler Fashion Center (Chandler, AZ) [iPhone 5 Launch]

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  1. guitargoddsjm, Sep 17, 2012
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    guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

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    Because I couldn't get AT&T to ship the iPhone to my current, temporary address rather than the account billing address, I figure I'll just head to the Apple store down the road before work this Friday.

    Anyone know how early the mall will open?

    edit: The store will open at 8am (from the apple.com/retail page)
     
  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    My guess is that the mall won't open until 8 either, meaning you'll have to race to the store if there are a lot of people waiting. The store at San Tan Village may be a better choice due to it being free-standing.

    I ordered mine online so I won't be at the store, but thought I'd share my experience.
     
  3. guitargoddsjm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I live and work only a few minutes from the Chandler Fashion Center, and about 20-25 from San Tan Village. I'm hoping they'll open the mall doors a little early and that the in-store rush won't be as bad as years past because of all the preorders...
     
  4. guitargoddsjm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I figured people would be somewhat reasonable when walking from the mall entrance to the store entrance, but after browsing some other launch day threads, I guess that might not be the case.

    I think I might just head over to SanTan some time after midnight; I need to give them a call to make sure it's alright. Now I'm trying to figure out whether I should bring a tent, just a sleeping bag/pad, or just a chair...



    ...what has my life come to?! :eek::p
     
  5. Vexed macrumors member

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    Another AZ'er here. Did you ever call in on SanTan? Historically, how early has it been necessary to line up around here?
     
  6. guitargoddsjm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, the girl I spoke with said waiting/camping out should be fine and that there would be a few restrooms open.

    I was originally planning getting there around midnight, but then I saw that the line was pretty substantial at 9:30pm for the iPhone 4 launch.

    Quite a few people preordered and there is no reservation line this time around, but I'd like to get to work at a reasonable time tomorrow (i.e., before noon), so I'm considering heading there around 9 or 10pm.
     
  7. LittleRedBird macrumors member

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    I'm not lining up this year, but was at SanTan tonight. As of 7pm, the line was already to the railing of Gordon Biersch. I lined up for the iPhone 4 at around 11pm and by then the line was out to the corner of Gordon Biersch and the private parking spaces (sidewalk facing Best Buy).
     
  8. guitargoddsjm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the update. I didn't want to get there that early to avoid a large line, and I'd like to get to work tomorrow by 10, so I guess I'll figure something else out!
     

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