iPhone 5C & 5S - Miami, FL (Aventura Mall)

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  1. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    The same as my Galleria Mall post lol. I'm going for the Black 32GB 5S I was debating between this store, or Galleria.

    For anyone that's lined up in Aventura the night before, how was your experience? And did you manage to get what you went there for?
     
  2. fedecape macrumors 6502

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    this is my first iphone launch in Miami.. is it that crowded? last year in Boston i was totally fine 2 hours before opening.. I was planning 6:30 AM :S
     
  3. blerns3 macrumors 6502

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    What about The Falls or Dadeland? That's where I think I'm going.
     
  4. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah! I've actually heard they get PRETTY bad, Miami is a pretty large market and Aventura is a VERY popular Apple Store.

    I think I might do the Galleria store however, it's a smaller location and way closer to my house. I'll drop by the store some days prior and find out where I should line up and whatnot as I'm not too familiar w/ that mall.
     
  5. fedecape macrumors 6502

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    I think I'll do The Falls
     
  6. blerns3 macrumors 6502

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    Less crowded than Dadeland?
     
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    I did the falls last year. Will likely do it again. I can't compare to Dadeland. Never been there for a launch.
     
  8. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I never knew The Falls was such a popular spot! Do you all reside in South Miami? I've never even been to The Falls before lol.
     
  9. blerns3 macrumors 6502

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    Yes I do, and I've never been there either! Haha this will actually be my first time lining up for an iPhone (I like pre-ordering...)
     
  10. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Me too lol, I'm still on edge about going to Aventura or Galleria. Part of me wants to go to Aventura because it's a WAY bigger store, therefore, they should receive more stock. Galleria is smaller, and closer, but I'm just worried that if I get there at say 2 AM they might not have the phone I want due to people ahead of me getting that stock (Space Grey 32GB on AT&T). I won't budge on the color either :( I've had a white iPhone for 2 years and I'm beyond over it at this point.
     
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    That's a tough choice. I'm on the fence about color. Always have had the black iPhone because I don't like the white one, but I love the gold. Just not sure I can handle the white front when I do like the space grey. I'll probably decide while in line.
     
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    Do whatever your first instinct is. In the long run you'll find yourself wishing you went with your first choice. I like the gold idea, but my phone will be in a case that covers the back 99% of the time lol. I want another black front phone so that's why I'm opting for Space Grey.
     
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    If I go with the gold, I won't be using a case. If not, I'll put one over the space grey.
     
  14. MarnieMarnster macrumors newbie

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    Aventua Mall question

    Does anyone know where you wait all night at the Aventura Mall? And which entrance is best to wait for opening?
     
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    iPhone 5C & 5S - Miami, FL (Aventura Mall)

    I went to the Apple store, and it's the first floor entrance by Frutti Tutti, Apple, Cheesecake Factory, the escalators, and the movies, etc. Bloomingdales, H&M, and the men's Macy's are also on that side of the mall. That main mall entrance by the Apple Store is where I was told we'll be waiting, and the guy said that security will even open the doors and let us wait too, but I'm not too sure about the accuracy of that. He seemed rather annoyed with my question tbh.

    I plan on parking in that parking lot right in front of Cheesecake Factory, and the valet area. 1 AM is when I'm going to be SURE that I'll get the device I want.

    I have a friend that works there, so I'll be asking him tonight what to do/what time to come and etc. then I'll relay that information here to you guys :) I'll also ask about stock too. Hopefully he's accurate! He's worked an iPhone launch before and he said if I could come before 3 AM to do that :x
     
  16. MarnieMarnster macrumors newbie

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    Awesome! Thanks :D Relay the info as soon as you know anything, please :)
     
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    Apparently there's already a line at Aventura.... >.>

    I have no clue how long though.
     
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  20. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Over 60? It's more like 150 lol. I'm ALL the way in the back. You?
     
  21. jca998 macrumors newbie

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    Im at The Falls, #33
     
  22. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ahhhhh ok lol, I just heard Aventura has 1,200 phones.

    Where did you hear that Aventura number from?
     
  23. OneMike macrumors 601

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    whats total at the falls about?
     
  24. jca998 macrumors newbie

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    About 55-60, sign in sheet and organized
     

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