iPhone 5S/5C Launch, Bluewater, Kent - UK

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  1. OwenMeasures macrumors 6502

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  2. Kinggyking macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 5S/5C Launch, Bluewater, Kent - UK

    Hey,

    Who will be going to the launch on Friday 20th? Very tempted to do my first launch night stay!

    Anyone had any previous experience?
     
  3. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will probably be getting there at about 8:00pm Thursday night...
     
  5. IllusionEntity macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to PM you. Would like to buddy up with someone for toilet breaks and coffee trips if you're interested?
     
  6. iphonehype macrumors 6502

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    Where would you queue? Inside the shopping centre?
     
  7. Kinggyking macrumors newbie

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    You guys been before?

    What's the best time to get there?
     
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    3am to beat the tourists ;)
     
  9. IllusionEntity macrumors 6502

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    Have you been before? What phone did you go to BW for?

    More importantly how far back were you and did you get one? Lol
     
  10. IllusionEntity macrumors 6502

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    Also, how do you gain access to Bluewater at 3AM?
     
  11. IllusionEntity macrumors 6502

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    Got it sorted. My mum has the week off of work next week. I know its sad but me and my mum will be in attendance. I usually wouldn't be seen dead with her. But this is a special circumstance. :p

    I'll be there 2AM sharp.
     
  12. Tim7 macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, I'm from Gravesend so Bluewater is my local store. If I get there at 6am on Friday 20th would I be likely to be able to get a gold 5S? I've never been to a launch before, always pre ordered. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
     
  13. Kinggyking macrumors newbie

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    Ells, fancy meeting there mate?
     
  14. IllusionEntity macrumors 6502

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    Can someone with experience tell us the likelihood of getting an iPhone in bluewater on the 20th? I personally plan to get there for 2AM but I am willing to get there earlier.

    What were the iPhone 4S and 5 launches like?

    Also, if you went to either of these. What time did you get there? What was your position like in the line (how far back)? And did you get the model you wanted?
     
  15. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking to meet some MacRumors Members there!
     
  16. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Bluewater itself is open 24hours.
     
  17. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You would be lucky to get one at all... Especially not being able to preorder a 5S prior to the launch... I am getting there 8:00pm Thursday, will be great to meet a few people there to queue with, for the last couple of years it has been full of people there buying iPhones to just sell them on, where as the iPhone 4 launch was full of people wanting to buy the phone!!
     
  18. Holmes093 macrumors 6502

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    As it is looking more and more likely that carriers will not be stocking the device on the 20th, I shall probably be heading down to Bluewater Thursday night as well.

    Never queued up before so not sure what to expect/bring/do.
     
  19. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Possibly a comfy chairs... Maybe some good and drink... Have done this 3 times, this will be my 4th... Want to queue together for the sake of toilet breaks etc.
     
  20. Hexcode macrumors newbie

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    I have done the bluewater launch!!!

    Dear All,

    I took part in the IPAD 4 launch at the Apple Store in Bluewater. A few things for REF

    I got there at 8pm on the thursday evening and I was 10th in Line. However you must remember that the 5c isn't on Pre Order so its going to be much busier.

    Bluewater is open 24Hrs a day to enter the shopping centre so you can get to the Apple Store no problems. I parked on the upper level next to the House of Frasier Store. The Apple store is not far at all from there.

    Most of the toilets are closed. However the disabled are open half way down the side where the Apple Store is located.

    You quickly make friends so dont worry going alone as your neighbour is usually more than happy to hold your space.

    Most the apple staff are around setting up the store through the night so it builds the atmosphere.

    At around 7.30 the staff brought round starbucks coffees and teas....at this same time other morning staff started going through the customers waiting asking what phone colour and memory size you were going to buy...they would then give you a ticket which was your offical purchase permission so DONT LOSE IT!!!!!!!!....they dont give you another.

    Once the time came to open the store the staff go crazy and once again it builds the atmosphere...

    I wont be going this year I think it maybe tooooooo busy so I'm gonig to order at the online store at 12.01am Friday morning.

    But I really enjoyed the expereince and it was dry and warm.

    DO IT YOU WILL LOVE IT -
     
  21. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You should come, a few of us are going... it will be cool!
     
  22. Holmes093 macrumors 6502

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    100% Down for that. Dropped you a PM.
     
  23. IllusionEntity macrumors 6502

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    Do you guys really think it will be busy? Being an S year? Also, can anyone tell me how far back they were on the iPhone 5 launch/ what time you got there and did you get an iPhone 5?
     
  24. Kinggyking macrumors newbie

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    Hi Bud,

    Do you think it will be too late if i got there at around 10-11pm?

    Fancy meeting up?
     
  25. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would be too late to meet us and join us yes... I'm happy for you to get there and queue with us at 8.
     

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