Do You Get a Launch Day iPhone or Wait?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Traverse, May 8, 2014.

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Do You Try To Get Launch Day Device?

  1. Yes, I Do All I Can for a Launch Day Device

    67 vote(s)
    67.7%
  2. No, I Wait A Little While And Order Online/Store Pickup

    32 vote(s)
    32.3%
  1. Traverse macrumors 603

    Traverse

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    #1
    I will be upgrading to my second iPhone this year (iPhone 6).

    Out of nosiness, do you members like to be one of the first people to have one or do you prefer to wait a few months.

    I hate the thought that this phone will sell out and probably won't be in stock until February, but I'm cautious of a launch day device because the first batch always seems to have issues, plus the nervousness from trying to order online before the site crashes or waiting in line for hours.

    What do you guys do?
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I like to pre order online. I have yet to go wait in line for an Apple product.
     
  3. MsRandall, May 8, 2014
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    MsRandall macrumors 6502a

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    Last 3 releases I had launch day iPhones 4s, 5 and now the 5s - will be going with the smaller iPhone 6 launch day too - praying for a preorder this year

    Never had a problem with the first batch
     
  4. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    My 4S I bought it day one at 9am, my 5 they didn't have on launch day (And I was pissed!) and my 6 I will hopefully have day one, that depends on the shipping since it'll be the first time i buy it directly from Apple!
     
  5. skaertus macrumors 68030

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  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I usually preorder for a launch day device, but otherwise I don't really care.
     
  8. b3av3r macrumors regular

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    I don't get launch day anything. I am very fearful of new electronics and problems. I don't have to have the brand new "thing" as soon as it is out. I am perfectly happy to wait either months for it to be proven in the real world or until my current "thing" breaks/gets lost/no longer meets my needs.
     
  9. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    ASAP, whether that be on launch day or in a week. Haven't done the online thing though.
     
  10. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    I got my 5 in January 2013 but only because my previous phone bricked. Since I'm in a Verizon contract with no early upgrade, I won't be able to get a launch day 6. Wouldn't really want one anyway. I did get my rMBP as soon as it was available for store pickup.
     
  11. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I try to preorder, but I don't stress over it. If I can't preorder I'll just get it whenever it's available. I don't mind waiting a month or so for it if I miss out on launch day. Never bothered to stand in line though.
     
  12. Infinus.gold macrumors regular

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    I work very hard & smart and I wait and see where it's going.
     
  13. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    I'll preorder for delivery on launch day. And even then, I might try camping out for the first time ever.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I always preorder and have it delivered to my office on the day of introduction.

    I got better things to do than wait in line all day.
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    I have pre-ordered online in the past. I'm not sure what I'll do now. It all depends on what apple does and my desire for it.
     
  16. roddypimentel macrumors newbie

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  17. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    granted I'm eligible.. which I'm always am on September releases, purists order online and have that 3amET release date experience. :)

    boy august will screw me over because I won't be eligible. :(
     
  18. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    I don't do either, but instead wait until my current phone dies or is serious need of a replacement or upgrade.
     
  19. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    Do You Get a Launch Day iPhone or Wait?

    I rarely buy any product on launch day. I usually wait at least a month so I can read user feedback, and see what accessories become available.

    I could go the early adopter route though, because I have an iPhone 5 that's been reliable and can act as a backup if the 6 were to have issues.
     
  20. Fresh. macrumors newbie

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    I must be boring in the sense that i don't get a new product until at least 1 year later. Which then i know doesn't make it new. Not on superstar wages for the latest iPhone you see.:(
     
  21. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Had my iPhone 4 (pick up) and iPhone 5 (delivery) on launch day. Might order the next one, might not. Not really that bothered at the moment.
     
  22. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Wow, more people than I thought like a launch day device. Your nit worried about first shipment issues?
     
  23. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    If there is an issue it can be exchanged.
     
  24. cynics macrumors G3

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    Lol, I'm the same way.

    If I could casually walk into a random Apple store and pick up a launch day iPhone I probably would. But I'm not standing in a line of people waiting for one.

    Also this go around I'm going to wait a month or two to read all the reviews. Maybe wait till iOS 8.1 or something.
     
  25. Ledsteplin macrumors 6502

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    I'll wait until February when I get the next upgrade on my Verizon service.
     

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