"do not open" stock arriving in stores today

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by getyup, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. getyup macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    #1
    FYI stores in SF got huge boxes of "do not open" stock today
     
  2. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

    tbobmccoy

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #2
    Source?
     
  3. getyup thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    #3
    Apple store chestnut st, SF. They have no clue what it is they just know security has them in the lockup.
     
  4. Alchematron macrumors 65816

    Alchematron

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    Maui Hawaii
  5. PaulWog Suspended

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    #5
    It's a bunch of Lion USB sticks!!!! [/lol]

    Macbook Airs obviously :D
     
  6. getyup thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    #6
    Haha imagine how many could fit in a 36x36 box haha
     
  7. deedas macrumors regular

    deedas

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2003
    Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  8. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

    mentaluproar

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Location:
    Ohio, USA
    #8
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Warning: contains actual lion. Do not release.
     
  9. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2006
    #9
    Ok, groovy, when is the due date?

    I guess they all will come in with a roar

    (ok it's lame)
     
  10. gcans macrumors member

    gcans

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    #10
    Sweet hopefully they'll be released Thursday, but i guess Tuesday will be ok also. I'll be waiting until refurbs come in though.
     
  11. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    #11
    Box'll open and they'll discover the lion from the beginning of MGM movies.
     
  12. solowmodel macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    #12
    Hahaha. Pwetty cats!!!
     
  13. EasyRider macrumors regular

    EasyRider

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    #13
    How do the employees or managers hold themselves back and not take a peek inside the box? Do these boxes have alarms that instantly notify Steve Jobs if they are opened early?

    All they have to say is they tripped and fell on the box and ripped it open :D
     
  14. astrofaes macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    #14
    At the time you posted this, it would have been 22:30PDT - surely there would be something on MacRumors, AppleInsider or 9to5mac by now?

    Sorry for the scepticism, all the false rumours have made me a weary old man!
     
  15. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2006
    #15
    No, but there's an entire network of snitches loyal to Jobs. Any "rebel", will be up against the entrenched dictator and troops that remain loyal to him. Meanwhile NATO drones......wait...my bad.

    BTW: Just don't use the word 'Hitler', or you WILL be fired immediately.
     
  16. PaulWog Suspended

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    #16
    The Mac stores probably have very specific layouts for how they store their merchandise.

    My guess would be they have security cameras that watch over everything.
     
  17. mrkramer macrumors 603

    mrkramer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Location:
    Somewhere
    #17
    I think it's mostly the employees don't want to get caught and fired. I think I remember a year or two ago someone did open one of the boxes and we got pictures online. I think it was MacBook Pro's but I don't really remember.
     
  18. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    #18
    I think that was the last MBP update back in February because the leaked pictures showed the new Thunderbolt logo.
     
  19. EquilibriumGroup macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    #19
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/9A5259f Safari/6533.18.5)

    Apple stores receive new a day early, and it is set up in store over night or couple of hours before store opens depending on how they work.

    Jus asked a friend who is one of the top at the store in my town and that what he said.. Tomorrow?
     
  20. astrofaes macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    #20
    It could also be all the promotional materials for Lion (banners, posters, t-shirts for staff, maybe even a big stuffed Lion)

    But I really really really want it to be the new Airs :D
     
  21. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    #21
    Tomorrow would work for me. I need the new MBA :D
     
  22. vodouman macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Location:
    London
    #22
    This is exciting :) I think I'll be holding off buying one till I go back to University in late September though :)
     
  23. Monkeychemist macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    #23
    So how does this work? Do they open the store with new airs at the pacific time or would it be out at a decent hour for those of us on the east coast?
     
  24. astrofaes macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    #24
    You are assuming two things:
    1. there actually has been a 'do not open' box delivery
    2. the boxes actually contain Airs

    Just trying to keep your hopes down in case this doesn't turn out to be the real deal :)
     
  25. Monkeychemist macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    #25
    you didn't read the fine print... at the end of the 9to5Mac post there was a very important line:

    "The MacBook Air part numbers were correct and they are still coming very soon. We are still expecting new Mac Pros later this month or early next month."
     

Share This Page