Having Applestore app open and ready at 3am

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by berniefl36, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. berniefl36 macrumors regular

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    I think the best way to get the new iphone will be to have the apple store app open at 3am and ready to go,, shouldn't be a problem to get the new phone them,,I'm gonna have the phone right next to me with the app open and ready to go at 3am,, all I have to do is press a few quick buttons and it's done ,, you agree?
     
  2. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I never had a problem (ordered over 3 times) just waking up the next morning, albeit early (~7am) and ordering then.
     
  3. berniefl36 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea, true ,, what are the chances of getting up around 7am or 7:30am and the phones still be available on the app,, Are they good or bad? I really don't wanna get up at 3am,, lol
     
  4. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Get up at 7. One less ahead of me.
     
  5. inthecup macrumors regular

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    Lucky guy !!!! I got through 2 years ago at 3:25 AM and had to wait 2 weeks to ship ... I understand how the hype gets to many folks but I'll be up at 3:00AM myself hopefully for an 1/2 hour so.
     
  6. berniefl36 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol,, yea,, I think I'm gonna get up at 7am and take my chances before going to work at 8am,,,there should still be a few phones I'm hoping ,, lol
     
  7. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I don't think people really know the chances as there's too many variables year-to-year. I think Apple though is pretty experienced by now in how many phones they need to have available. Plus, regular Joe Schmoe isn't really going to pre-order at all. That said, best chance is to get up at 3am.

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    I guess it depends on the model too. The cheaper models tend to fly off the shelf faster than the higher priced ones.
     
  8. berniefl36 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very true,,I guess I will see what happens,,,I will still have my phone and apple store app open next to me,, so if or whenever I get up in the AM be it 3am or 4am or 7am I will take my chances then,, thanks guys
     
  9. itjw macrumors 65816

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    Is it really that bad to take 10 minutes out of your night and be SURE?

    I like sleep as much as anyone, and with 2 dogs and 2 small children it's hard enough to get any I agree, but for one day a year I manage to wake up for 10 minutes and place an order.

    It beats waking up to find there's a 3 month wait for the model I want =)
     
  10. berniefl36 thread starter macrumors regular

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  11. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand why people can't just set an alarm to wake up for 10 minutes and go back to bed. Waking up at 7am to order should mean that you are OK with the phone not being available, so don't come here bitching.
     
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  13. xero9 macrumors 6502a

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    As someone else said above: You sleep in then. One less person ahead of us.
     
  14. apple.snapple macrumors regular

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    I'm starting to refresh at 2:59 AM. It's not that I'm obsessed, it's just that, if history is any indication, waiting, even until the morning, gets you a 2 week/2 month wait. We simply do not know how much supply apple has, so why chance it.
     
  15. MVPinFLA macrumors 6502

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    Can't use the Apple Store app, since T-Mobile isn't available through it.
     
  16. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    You should have lots of free time. ;p I have 2 dogs, 3 cats and 4 kids 5 and under. I'm setting my alarm for 2:50. Maybe I'll get up and go to work then too. Not much point sleeping for another 2 hours before it always goes off.
     
  17. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    Does easypay work via the app? From what I've seen and heard is that it no longer does. So while I'm still trying this method first at 12:00am (PST), I don't think it will be entirely speedy.
     
  18. berniefl36 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's not easy going back to bed after getting up at 3am especially with young kids and dogs and having to be at work at 8am,, very true,, I second that ,,I'm just gonna see if I wake up automatically and take it from there,, I usually do wake up a couple times during the night,,and if that happens I will place an order if not I'll wait till 6:30am or 7am ,, we shall see
     
  19. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    I have a hard time going back to bed no matter the reason why I wake up. given that, i'll still wake up 1:55am central to pre-order on my Mac and the apple store app on my iPhone 5.
     
  20. jkim3691 macrumors 6502a

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    Wtf is with the double commas?
     
  21. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    Ir's 2:15am on the 12th here now - I am hitting refresh every 10 minutes until orders open and I secure my 6+ :)
     
  22. dewthedru macrumors regular

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    is ordering via the app faster than using my mbp browser?
     
  23. berniefl36 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The app is faster ,, and yes I love double commas,, lol
     
  24. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    Does not seem like you can get the T-Mobile carrier free version via the app, as of now.
     
  25. berniefl36 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea,, I didn't see it either,,I have AT&T so I guess I'm lucky,,,on a side note: why is the time going so slow today? Minutes are creeping by,,excitement I guess,, lol
     

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