iPhone 5S/5C at Miami, FL Apple Stores (Dadeland or The Falls)

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  1. blerns3 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone experienced in launches at these malls? Which is generally less crowded? And for each, what's the closest department store/mall entrance to park at to be closest to the Apple store?

    Thanks!
     
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    Last time I went to a store at launch was for the iPad 3 at Dadeland and the line wasn't big at all. I came out after 10-15 mins of waiting, but this year I'm going to the lincoln road store since I waited there for the iphone 4 launch and I met some awesome people.
     
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    I know iPad launches aren't nearly as busy but we'll see!

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    I'm still on the fence about which one to go to haha
     
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    I'm thinking about going to Dadeland. Does anyone know how it works since it's not outdoor like The Falls? Do they let people in at a certain time at a specific door (presumably by the food court since it's the closest door)?
     
  7. blerns3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is what I was wondering. And I'm leaning towards going there too.
     
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    If I don't go to lincoln road I probably head there too
     
  9. blerns3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Now I'm actually leaning more towards going to the Falls. I like the idea of an outdoor store we can line up right at from the beginning.
     
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    I stopped by Dadeland today and saw a friend of mine who works at the Apple Store there. He said that for the iPhone 5 launch (remember, even WITH preorders), there were people lined up at around 2-3 am outside of the parking garage closest to the store/food court. I'm guessing that with the lack of preorders this year, it could very well be worse. This should be interesting!
     
  11. DanyDanyella macrumors member

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    The falls

    my first post! If I'm going to make the line, it'll be at the falls :)

    i've never stood in line on launch day for an apple product, but doing so because I want to see the 5s colors in person. I'm torn between gold/champagne or space grey.

    Besides my own predicament, why don't folks usually pre-order at midnight through apple?
     
  12. miamihacker macrumors regular

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    **** I guess I'm leaving my house at 12 A.M.
     
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    I'm torn as to whether to go to Dadeland or the Falls. Has anybody been to the Falls before for a launch?
     
  15. miamihacker macrumors regular

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    I forgot to ask. at what time are you guys going to the stores?
     
  16. blerns3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thinking of getting to the Falls sometime between 3:30 and 4.

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    This will be my first time standing in line for an apple product as well! And also at The Falls (and it'll also be my first time going to The Falls mall...trying to figure out where to park to be closest to Apple). And because, this year there weren't any pre-orders. You can only start preordering the 5s at midnight on the 20th meaning you won't get it till the following week.
     
  17. DanyDanyella macrumors member

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    I actually changed my plans to dadeland, my cousin is going with me and he's been at a launch before (for 4s). He's comfortable knowing the setup and where to line up.

    Going as early as possible, going to scope out the place before the mall closes. (like where to line up, parking situation, etc.)

    Original plan was the falls, Going along with my cousin to Dadeland because he's been at a launch, he likes the indoor atmosphere.

    And yeah, I forgot, I thought that at midnight you could reserve/preorder and pick up at store in the AM. Friend explained to me otherwise. Thanks though :)
     
  18. blerns3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Indoor atmosphere?

    I thought you only get to go inside to wait during the last hour or so before it opens.
     
  19. drewfus macrumors 6502

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    When I go to the Falls, I usually park at the big garage that's closest to entrances from 136th St. From there, you can go in, walk past GAP, turn left, and you'll see the Apple Store on your right, next to Express.

    You could also park in the area near T.G.I. Friday's and B.J.'s Brewery...it's about the same distance from Apple. There's a pretty clear map on the mall's website. :)
     
  20. blerns3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!
     
  21. DanyDanyella macrumors member

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    I mean, from what he tells me, you'll wait outside in the parking garage by the food court (roof over your head so to speak). I doubt it'll rain but just in case.
     
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    Aventura mall lineup

    Does anyone know where you wait all night at the Aventura Mall? And which entrance is best to wait for opening?
     
  24. miamihacker macrumors regular

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    Check out this thread over here.

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    keep us posted!
     
  25. DanyDanyella macrumors member

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    For sure! Photos will be taken also :D
     

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