How early should I be at Apple store for 5s?

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  1. psun786 macrumors newbie

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    I am currently in contract with AT&T but without a working phone. So, its logical to spend a few hours waiting in line instead of ordering online and wait for days or weeks for it to arrive. Now, how early do you guys think I should be there (Southern California Apple Store)? 3am or 5am?

    Btw, the model that I am interested is champagne 64gb with either T-mobile or Verizon. It is my understanding that both these models are unlocked and can be used with AT&T. Also, does anyone know if I could purchase the Verizon version without signing up a contract?

    Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502

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    Just relax and come to (Apple Store, AT&T, Best Buy, wtv) 2 weeks later.
     
  3. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

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    Hope your camping out now. Lol

    Just kidding but really depends on many factors. 64gb could be easy to get on one hand as many don't usually buy that big but on the other hand my bet fewer are made. Other factors are some answers no one has like are most people going to do it on line or go wait in line. With no pre orders we have no idea how popular these are or not. Tough call . I'm going to AT&T at 4 am if it was a Apple store than maybe 3 am
     
  4. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    5am should be more than adequate to get one.
     
  5. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    I spoke to one of my friends who works at a store here in Miami, who did the iPhone launch last year.

    I asked if 3 am would be an appropriate time, and he gave me a look and said to come earlier if I could :eek: So I guess I'll be out there from 12-1 am tbh.
     
  6. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    I don't know where in So-Cal you are, but I would suggest going to the largest Apple store you can. The Fashion Island Newport Beach store is the biggest one I know of and they get huge shipments of devices on release day. I've seen hundreds of people line up and still all get iDevices. I would think that 5AM should be fine, or if you want to go nuts and just have a few in line ahead of you, go at 3.

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    I don't know where in So-Cal you are, but I would suggest going to the largest Apple store you can. The Fashion Island Newport Beach store is the biggest one I know of and they get huge shipments of phones for release day. I've seen hundreds of people line up and still all get iDevices. I would think that 5AM should be fine, or if you want to go nuts and just have a few in line ahead of you, go at 3.
     
  7. 0s and 1s macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know where in So-Cal you are, but I would suggest going to the largest Apple store you can. The Fashion Island Newport Beach store is the biggest one I know of and they get huge shipments of phones for release day. I've seen hundreds of people line up and still all get iDevices. I would think that 5AM should be fine, or if you want to go nuts and just have a few in line ahead of you, go at 3. :p
     
  8. ladeer macrumors 6502

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    You either show up at 7pm or 6am because very very very few people go between 10pm and 6am. It's either you camp overnight or you don't, so don't bother going at 3 or 5am you will only beat like 5 people in line.

    (I once waited at valley fair at 10pm and noticed this trend over night)
     

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