I showed up to NorthPark about 3am for the iPhone 4 and they (security) allowed everyone to enter about 4am. So, we weren't really outside that long. Oh, and the mall cops were nice and knew it would be bad for business to disperse us.I waited after work (after 3pm or so) for iPhone 4 at Willow Bend. It was inside and took hours.
I waited for iPhone 5 in Denver. Got there at 3am and waited and finally left with my iPhone around 10am (store opened at 8; mall let us inside at 6).
Have any of you waited outside a mall here (DFW area)? I'm worried they'll disperse people. I'm going to survey the Apple stores this weekend and see which one will be the best.
I'd bet NorthPark gets a **** ton of iPhones since they have that nice new store. Willow Bend would be closer for me though, but I don't really care which one. I live in East Plano.
iPhone 4 was a big launch. What time did you get out of there with your iPhone?I showed up to NorthPark about 3am for the iPhone 4 and they (security) allowed everyone to enter about 4am. So, we weren't really outside that long. Oh, and the mall cops were nice and knew it would be bad for business to disperse us.
Last time I camped/lined up was iPhone 4. The line at Willow Bend was long but well organized. We lined up outside the entrance and in the nearby parking garage. They let us in the mall about 6:30 and the store opened at 8. I was near the front of the reserved line so it took me maybe 30 minutes in and out.Anyone have experience with the line setup at mall locations?
Will they organize the queue outside the mall in a designated area and in an orderly fashion, funnel those people into the store when it opens? Or, at least transplant the line in the same order to inside the mall a bit before opening?
Visualizing Disney World gates at rope drop when everyone literally runs to their ride of choice first thing in the morning.
Knox Henderson was the only store in the area that I could do an in store pick up so it seems as though they'll have a good stock but that's just pure speculation.I'm debating going to Stonebriar, NorthPark, or the thought just occurred to me, I live pretty close to Knox Henderson. Will the Apple store at Knox have significant quantity? It might be out of the way and not one store that's traditionally thought of.
Trying to get a 64gb Plus.
I highly recommend you go to an Apple store. During launch weekends the Apple stores seem to have the largest quantity. Sometimes carrier stores get very little.I'm in Dallas for a couple of weeks, and wondering what would be the best T-Mobile store to go to. The few reps I've talked to have confirmed it's a first-come, first-serve basis, so I'm planning on staying overnight for it. Any suggestions?
Will I be still be able to get the JUMP upgrade through the Apple store? Or will I have to pay the full retail price?I highly recommend you go to an Apple store. During launch weekends the Apple stores seem to have the largest quantity. Sometimes carrier stores get very little.
Do you honestly think there's a mad dash? REALLY?! This isn't black Friday.I've never lined up/camped for anything at a mall before. I assume a line forms outside the mall and at some point the mall doors open and a line then forms again at the store's doors inside the mall. When the outside doors open, is it a mad dash to the store and a completely new line forms different from the order it was outside, or is the line inside the mall in the same order as it was outside the mall?
And then is it strictly in order of the line, or are there people with appointments who get to go first?
Any advice/tips would be greatly appreciated as I'm trying to decide whether to attempt it or not. Thanks in advance!
As I said, I've never stood in line outside for anything at a mall before, so I don't know what to expect. People can be crazy, especially when supplies are limited, so I expect no less.Do you honestly think there's a mad dash? REALLY?! This isn't black Friday.