How many hours did you stand in line for the iphone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone Launch Meetups' started by gentleman00, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. gentleman00 macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    From 4:30 to 6:00 am I spent waiting in line outside of the Pioneer Place mall in Portland, Oregon. From 6:00-10:30 am inside the mall until I purchased my iphone4. In all, I spent 6 hours in line.
  2. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    New York, NY
    I'm about 5 mins from getting my phone. Been waiting 2 hours 40 minutes at the 14th St store in Manhattan.
  3. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    A little more than six hours here, also. We were outside from 5:45-7 (and the sprinklers came on, which was lovely) and then those of us with reservations got to go into the mall. Waited there from 7-12:15 or so. The line moved INSANELY slowly.
  4. Holty123 macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2008
    Crington UK
    o2 Store

    5am 3rd in queue 8:02 in store
    8:25am 32GB iPhone 4 in hand
  5. udontsurf9 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
  6. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Going on 11 hours here, still about 50 people ahead of me.
  7. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
  8. joeybuckets macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2008
  9. RealSkyDiver macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    lol as has happened to us. one of the sprinklers actually came on right where a guy I waited with was sitting and totally soaked his pants! That was hilarious:D oh and I waited from 9pm till 10am so I own you all.
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    1 hour waiting from 6-7 for the doors to open, and then 3 hours after they opened.
  11. yayaba macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2007
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Got to the Hillsdale Mall location in San Mateo, CA at 3:30am. They let us in the mall at 5:30, and I got into the Apple Store at 8:30. Left at 9am. So around 6 hours.

    This was for the no reserve line. The line at that point was fairly long when we left.
  12. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    All of the guys in our line continued standing on the sidewalk, getting sprayed by the sprinklers, but all of us chicks were like, "Um, no." For a bit we stood in the shrubbery that wans't being sprayed and then moved into the street part of the parking lot since nobody was driving through there anyway.

    Oh, and they told us, maybe an hour before I got into the store, that the reserve line was 4x the size of the walkup line. They'd already started telling walkup people that they were pretty much wasting their time being there before we even got into the mall. It was lunacy.
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  14. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    In line @ 5:45 a.m. Gave up at 11:00 a.m. Apple employees were great; Mall employees... not so much. Such a terrible imposition on them, all these people crowding their pristine mall to buy stuff...
  15. iTzChasE macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2008
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  17. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    girlfriend got there at 9 out at 1 the ratio was 10reserves to 1 walk-in christiana mall store did over 1k people today before 2pm
  18. dreamteam macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Got in line at 9:30pm, walked out of apple store at 11am.

    We were around #40 in the walk-in line. Store opened at 7am and for the first two hours were doing a ratio of 30-to-1. They finally moved to 5-to-1 for about an hour, the 3-to-1.

    I learned my lesson. ALWAYS pre-order!
  19. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    I got to Washington Square in Tigard, OR a little before 6am. I got inside the mall right after that and waited in the first line until 6:45 or so when I got moved to the reservations line. I got inside a little after 8:00. I was pleasantly surprised the whole thing, including setup took less than 2 1/2 hours!
  20. iGaryMonnecka macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2009
    13.5 hours including 2 hour wait 5 feet in front of the damn door. the ratio at the store was over 25 reserves to 1 walk-in
  21. Kyle Appleseed macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    4 hours at 12 oaks mall in Michigan with a reservation.
  22. Reluctant Adept macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2009
    Pretty much five hours on the nose for me, with a reservation. I had arrived at the mall at 10:40am. People getting to the front of the walk-in line at the same time had been there since 6am.
  23. camsd85 macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    Lined up at around 10 pm in the walk-in line at UTC Mall in San Diego at #57, got inside the store at 12pm, iPhone purchased and activated in 2 minutes out the door. Total of 14 hours! That was exhausting...haven't slept in 24 hours.
  24. Krad3130 macrumors regular


    Mar 24, 2010
    Winter Park, FL
    No time at all...

    I was one of the lucky Radio Shack "PRE-ORDERS". Called my Radio Shack yesterday and was told they had my phone and was about to call everyone on the list (I was 1st). Made an appointment at 11:00 AM, walked in, got my phone, walked out.

    I had the phone in my hand, activated in about 15 minutes. Only 2 other people in the store (Mall Radio Shack) and neither was there for an iPhone. This particular store had about 4-5 iPhones shipped to them.

    I know there are a lot of people who got screwed by what happened to Radio Shack and Best Buy, but this was much better then waiting in line for hours IMO.

    I know to some people they enjoy the waiting and chatting it up with people in line. I can see where that can be fun for a little while waiting in anticipation with everyone there....but I could only stand it so long. An hour is more then enough for me lol.

    Congrats to everyone who got their new iPhone today!! :)
  25. LittleRedBird macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    13 hours total. Went to Apple at 11:30pm after seeing a thread that the line was already enormous at 10pm. Finally got my phone at 12:30pm. Slowest line ever! But, the other folks in line were very nice as was the Apple staff. I was a walk-in.

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