iPhone 5S/5C Meetup @ Apple Store Lenox Mall Atlanta, GA

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  1. Iphoneness macrumors 6502

    Iphoneness

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    I'm still trying to decide wether to be in line at my local AT&T store in Newnan or to ride up to Lenox and join the hype.
    Posting here to see if anyone else is planning on going to Lenox to get one of the new phones!
    I'll be getting the 16gb Space Grey 5S
     
  2. Donia330i macrumors regular

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    I've been thinking about making the line. It would be my first time. Have you used this store before?
     
  3. Iphoneness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I haven't. It would be my first time too. I've only been at a mall launch once in Nashville, other than that, I always have used AT&T stores.
    The one time I did the mall, it was insane the amount of people that were there and mall security were very rude and trying to make everyone be in a straight line, etc.

    Where do you live?
     
  4. Donia330i macrumors regular

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    oh wow, that should be fun. In the buckhead area.
     
  5. Iphoneness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, that's not too far. What time you thinking of heading over there? For a place as busy as that, people might lining up maybe a whole 24 hours ahead of time, especially because of the rumored supply constraints.
     
  6. Donia330i macrumors regular

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    Yea, I was thinking just that morning, but I'm afraid I won't get one. I don't think there are going to be a ton of people staying over night. Maybe I'll drive by earlier that day to see what's going on and make a decision.
     
  7. Iphoneness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That sounds good. I don't think there will be a ton of people either. I'll tell you what though; either way, I'm gonna stay overnight. If I do go there instead of my load AT&T store, I'll post here to let you know what the line looks like so you'll have an idea.
     
  8. Donia330i macrumors regular

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    Ok awesome. Thanks!
     
  9. obelisk macrumors newbie

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    I'm going, but I have a couple questions... an Apple store employee told me that Lenox doesn't permit camping out on their property...so where do people start lining up? I'm just a bit confused about the whole thing. Like, does a line just start somewhere randomly and then all the new people flock to that line?
     
  10. Joelromirre macrumors newbie

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    Yeah Lenox is weird. If you can visit your phone carrier store very early, it's much easier.
     
  11. Donia330i macrumors regular

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    any other thoughts on this? Its getting near....
     
  12. NickG420 macrumors regular

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    Anyone who would camp out in front of Lenox Mall overnight is crazy...I don't even like going to Lenox at all to be honest...I'm northeast GA so I usually just go to Charlotte for high end stuff...

    But I may check out the Mall of Ga Apple Store if I don't have a 5s in my hands by Friday afternoon...You may fare better by driving north as well...
     
  13. Joelromirre macrumors newbie

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    Im in North Ga as well, I go to the corp ATT store every in Cumming Ga. Get there around 11pm or so, first in line every time.
     
  14. hueyproductions macrumors member

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    Lenox

    I posted this in the other Lenox thread, but thought I'd share here too as well:

    I've been at Lenox a few times for iPhone launches. Any time before... 6 I think? People line up on the sidewalk on Lenox road outside the mall (across from the ATT store) and are pretty good about self-policing the line. Then at 6 or 7 or whenever, someone comes down from mall security and tells everyone that they can head up to the line outside the mall, which is on the top floor of the parking deck. There they have ropes for the lines. Apple sends out some of the more gregarious workers to talk to folks outside. There's usually someone going up and down the lines with free coffee and water - sometimes Chick Fil A will be there with food as well. Usually at least one Daring Fireball t-shirt

    Then usually 15-30 minutes before they go on sale, they bring everyone into the mall, again escorted by security, and wrap the line around the upstairs floor leading up to the Apple store. Once they store opens, it all moves pretty quickly. Last year I got to the mall around... 5:30 maybe? I wasn't in the first 50 people, maybe not in the first 100. They started selling the iPhones at 8, and I was out of the store with my phone by 8:20.

    I've gotten every single iPhone on the day of release. The first time I was in Macon, but the rest have been Atlanta. The two times I went to the ATT store(both times on Cumberland Pkwy), I was there all day, and one of those times I had to select a different phone bc they ran out of the one I wanted. Every time I've been to Lenox, it's been super fast, no activation problems (remember that??), and I've gotten the phone I wanted, and I've never gotten there earlier than 5am. I think people think it's NUTS because they see photos of it, and the lines, especially when wrapped around the mall, are impressive looking. But as someone who actually goes to Lenox each year, it's been great. Obviously, I can't speak to Cumming, because I've never been there. But I've never waited all night anywhere. YMMV wherever you are; just sharing that for what it's worth.
     
  15. Iphoneness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's some good info!
    The uncertainty of the line starting point kind of freaks me out though. Especially with all these reports of severely limited stock quantities. I'm leaning more towards my local corporate AT&T store in Newnan. I normally don't show up until about 5am but I'm thinking an all nighter is coming my way to make sure I get one. Shooting for at least third in line!
     
  16. Joelromirre macrumors newbie

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    I always tell myself 10hrs before launch at least! In the suburbs, nobody wants to do that. Att also has a store front you can see vs a blind mall entrance with several entrances.
     
  17. D3LM3L macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info! Have you ever seen people sell their spots in line in the past?
     
  18. hueyproductions macrumors member

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    I have seen people sell their spots. I think someone did it last year at Lenox. I definitely saw a guy actively marketing his spot at the ATT store on Cumberland Pkwy too :)

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    I may go a little earlier this year. Last year you could preorder the new phone and still get it on the day of release - you can't do that this year, so I imagine the line will probably be much longer.
     
  19. Joelromirre macrumors newbie

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    oh yeah. I've gotten every iphone on release day, Ive never taken chances, ill be at ATT tomorrow night when they close around 8pm, the lines are gonna be crazy this year.
     
  20. Iphoneness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Same for me. It's going to be a long night... Haha
     
  21. Joelromirre macrumors newbie

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    I see so many people hollering 4am and 6am..... NO WAY!! If you ask me, 12am is pushing it this year lol
     
  22. Iphoneness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hahaha yeah exactly! That's definitely not going to cut it this year. Show up at 5am and you'll be so far back you won't be able to see the door lol. I'm bringing a fold out chair, a blanket and maybe some turkey sandwiches or Clif bars
     
  23. hueyproductions macrumors member

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    you're scaring me lol :eek:

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    dammit. [packs sleeping bag]
     
  24. Joelromirre macrumors newbie

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    lol!!!!!!!!!

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    Yep! best way to do it bro, I bought a north face mummy bag when ps3 came out 7 years ago, that thing has seen it all. and will see another launch tonight hahaha
     
  25. Iphoneness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha that's nuts! I'd definitely be camping out for the Xbox One this year, but I'll be in basic training at that time. :(

    Did y'all see the article just posted on the front page here about shortages in Asia and Australia? If that is any indication of how it's going to be here, we're in some deep doodoo! It's going to be a madhouse
     

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