Got our first guy in line at Apple.

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  1. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like the struggle is real to be first in line, started early this morning. I'm sure it'll be super packed by late afternoon. Good luck to all. Are you in line yet?

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  2. LostMyiPhone macrumors 6502

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    I just don't understand why people get in a physical line with all of the preorder options. I DO NOT GET IT.
     
  3. miamialley macrumors 68030

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  4. potaco macrumors regular

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    One thing I've never understood: when people wait in line alone, how do you go to the bathroom without losing your spot or your stuff?
     
  5. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I don't even like standing in line at the grocery store, you would not find me lining up a day in advance for anything.

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    Yeah I often wonder this. Diapers?
     
  6. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I always wonder the same thing.
     
  7. BoricuaHec01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not if servers crashed during preorders and every device sold and back ordered in less then 30 minutes.

    This is way too extreme though, I'm going to my Verizon store after midnight.
     
  8. appleii.c macrumors 6502

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    Seriously?? He's first in line... looks like a winner to me!
     
  9. MsRandall macrumors 6502a

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    Cash transaction
    The excitement
    Paid line place holder
    Too sell the spot and get some money
     
  10. BoricuaHec01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There's a second chair, I'm assuming he's waiting for his companion.
     
  11. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a mix of people who tried preordering and were disappointed with 20+ day lead times, people who want to pay cash only (no credit cards), people with complicated plan changes, people who want to hold/see them in person before buying, and of course people planning to turn around and resell them. Lots of reasons. I'm just glad I preordered. The person in the photo doesn't look very warm... where is that taken? Chicago?
     
  12. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be selling my first place in line to the HIGHEST bidder.
     
  13. potaco macrumors regular

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    But surely people have waited alone before, even if this specific guy isn't... are they just really soggy by the end of it?
     
  14. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    Gatorade bottles can serve multiple purposes.
     
  15. msegina613 macrumors member

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    Just once I would like to see apple release a phone on say the 1st week of February. Then we see who the real die hard fans are (in the north at least) :)
     
  16. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    Well that is either desperation or total commitment, I don't know which. I hope he isn't disappointed with the new phone! :p
     
  17. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Looks like a baby in a swaddling blanket! That just doesn't look very comfortable, being bundled against the cold out on what will likely be a busy street later on, chock full of car exhaust fumes. I can't imagine enduring all that discomfort for a phone that in a few months will be fully in stock everywhere.

    I did line up on launch day for my 5s but that was just a 45 minute wait in the afternoon, in the comfort of a really nice mall.
     
  18. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    While I'd never waste the vacation time to do it, I could see how it might be kind of fun if you did it with a buddy. Honestly I'm surprised there isn't a line already.
     
  19. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    People in other threads mentioned that most in line are nice and are OK with people leaving for a bathroom break and coming back. It isn't cuthroat.
     
  20. appleii.c macrumors 6502

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    Maybe he's selling that second spot. He gets to make some money, AND he gets 2nd in line.
     
  21. BoricuaHec01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea, Chicago on North Ave.
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Seriously? So he is a loser because he is doing something you would not want to do? Perhaps this is his thing and why yuck his yum, so to speak? An adult calling another adult a name simply because they're doing something they want to do is stupid and kind of suggests that the pot is calling the kettle black there.

    Just because you don't get it doesn't mean he shouldn't do it. If he wants to waste his time camping out for a phone then so be it.


    I would never camp for a phone but if someone wants to then great. I'll wait until early October for my phone.
     
  23. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Apple.com - Didn't open for 2 hours (unless you had a secret link or used app)
    Sprint - Didn't open for 2 1/2 hours (some people got through but it was a mess)
    ATT - Opened at 11:58A but those orders got pushed to Mid October

    Preorders are supposed to help avoid waiting in line like this and I'm very very glad they exist. But every year there's something so waiting in line may be the better option.
     
  24. erzhik macrumors 6502

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    Adult diapers. Isle 2. Local CVS.
     

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