How to get an iPhone 4 on launch day without reserve or pre-order?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by InfoTime, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. InfoTime macrumors 6502

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    I've pretty much ruled out AT&T, Best Buy and Radio Shack. That leaves Walmart and Apple.

    If you don't have a reservation or pre-order how do you plan to get your new iPhone on launch day?
     
  2. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    sadly i wasnt able to preorder due to att's crap servers, im in the same boat you are, just show up to an apple store and get there a few hours before the store opens.
     
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Go to Apple and get there at midnight tonight (it's already Wednesday here.)
     
  4. Loki666 macrumors member

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    Just what he said...

    Good thing ihave a reservation.
     
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Me too :)
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    It's been allover the news that anyone without a pre-order or reserved iPhone 4 will have to wait until June 29th...sorry :(
     
  7. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    thats only at att stores. no apple stores.
     
  8. Savor Suspended

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    In less than 31 hours (my local time), it is going to be insane. The fact the kiddies are all out for summer vacation won't help either.

    Don't make Walmart an option. 16GB only and very limited. Go to the Apple Store. More in stock and more options for accessories. Start packing and planning your strategy. There is a meet-up section here. The earlier, the better. 12am-2am will do. I know someone planning to head to my nearest Apple Store before midnight, so that means less than 12 hours from now. Again, with so many teens out, tomorrow is no longer a school night. Social gathering and lots of loitering beyond any curfew.

    I already got an appointment set for BB, but I still want to be part of the hype watching a grand opening of an Apple Store near me as well as getting a bumper without waiting in the reserved or walk-in lines. I just want a free t-shirt and accessory, and I'm out the door fast.
     
  9. InfoTime thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The guys at Walmart told me they don't expect to have 32 GB models as they've only ever had 16 GBs before. But, a quick check of their website shows the 3GS in all it's flavors and sizes.

    One problem I have - my wife is out of town and I'll have a 6 year old with me, makes it hard to get there at midnight :D He'd be good for 2-3 hours in the morning and I can have someone pick him up from the line if it takes longer.
     
  10. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    Daycare?
     

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