iPhone 6/ Plus - Keystone mall - Indianapolis, IN

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  1. steveo3140, Sep 14, 2014
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    steveo3140 macrumors newbie

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    **NOTICE** It is confirmed that the security is not letting anybody on the premises until 5 am. I am driving around right now trying to find a sweet spot where they will not bother me. If you see the Black HHR SS roaming around. Come and say hi!

    Anyone else camping out for the iPhone 6? I am not sure which one I want yet. I want to go, and get a feel how they will hold in my hand. Then I will decide.

    I have experience with this mall on the iPhone 5 release. I showed up at 11:30 pm. There was about 11 people ahead of me. Security was there all night, and did rounds. You were able to spark up a conversation with them, and were just very friendly all around. I made a few friends that night in line. What are you going to do for 8+ hours. Silently stare at each other and say nothing? :p

    Nearing opening time, Apple employees will come around with a box of cards, and ask what phone you are getting. Example - ATT iPhone 32gb black. It was limited to two per person. We did have multiple people try to cut in line, came in at the last minute, and joined his one friend. Security swiftly came around, and told them to get to the back of the line.

    Last year(iPhone 5s), I couldn't go, but from what I heard the lines queued up much quicker than the year before, because of no pre-orders happening.

    This year I would say is a wild card. Only because the great demand for the "Big" Screen iPhone, but pre-orders were allowed. 50/50.

    I have heard it multiple times, "Why didnt you just pre-order?" Well long story short -- I meant to when the iPhone 5 was coming out, but waited to long to preorder. I was dreading having to sit in line for the iPhone. In the end, it was a very pleasant experience. I still know a guy from that day, and we sometimes do business together. I see it as a fun way to hang out with die hards like myself.

    I will try to keep this post updated when Thursday/Friday rolls around.
     
  2. J-indy1 macrumors newbie

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    When do the lines begin to form? I may be attending as we'll.
     
  3. steveo3140 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can't really tell you for sure, but like I said 2 year ago when I got there at 1130 PM, and was about 10th in line.
     
  4. Bilemshious macrumors member

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    I'm planning on being there. BUT I'm not trying to stay all night...
     
  5. rbhasin macrumors newbie

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    I want to buy the iphone 6 plus, but I live 1.5 hrs away and I think I might get there by 7am... do you guys think with prior experience I would even have a chance to get a phone at that hour? or should I be coming earlier?
     
  6. tangelfish macrumors newbie

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    trying to be prepared.

    When you stood in line did they have a designated area for the queue? I mean will the place to stand in line be obvious so there isn't any confusion as to where the line should start? I wonder if people are already waiting.......
     
  7. tangelfish macrumors newbie

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    Just found out the mall isn't going to let us stand in line. They're barricading the entire place. They'll let people in around 5. It's going to be crazy!!! I'm going to try anyway.
     
  8. J-indy1 macrumors newbie

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    So there will R no lines prior to 5am?
    Apple is doing a digital que system this year so that will help with the craziness.

    Thanks for the help and response
     
  9. tangelfish macrumors newbie

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    Found an At&t store with plus models so I'm going there instead..
     
  10. Umyouknow macrumors newbie

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    I guess I'm going at 4:30 and hoping for the best, I heard that iphone 6 plus stock is limited at other stores. Does anyone know the stock available in keystone?
     
  11. steveo3140 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is true that they are not letting us que up this year. Talked to the security guard, and apparently this decision was made at the very last minute. I am driving around right now trying to find a sweet spot where they will not bother me. I am near the cheese cake factory. Multiple security cars have passed by me without telling me to leave. If you see a black hhr ss come and say hi!
     
  12. Umyouknow macrumors newbie

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    I called the mall today and they said we could park outside the entrance but not line up till 5
     
  13. SethStryker macrumors newbie

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    I spoke to the security guard outside the main enterance and he said that IMPD will be patrolling and blocking the lots owned by the Simon corporation (owner of the mall). I haven't seen but one cop yet and he disappeared. I tried Parking in front of the main enterance and was told to find somewhere else to hide out. If you are from the area you can find some decent places. The restroom situation is the only bad part. I also talked to one of the Apple employees at around 8 and he said they were shocked when they found out we couldn't camp. They seemed pretty upset at the last minute change. I sure am. But I'll play the game.
     
  14. Umyouknow macrumors newbie

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    I was planning on getting there at 4 but maybe I'll head over sooner to find a spot.
     
  15. Mac-lek macrumors newbie

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    Is anyone there now? We decided to head home for a bit when security said there would be cops blocking it off. I feel like this is going to be very crazy and dangerous with people rushing in at 5.
     
  16. steveo3140 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Seth,
    There are about 6-7 cops out in the front entrance right now and multiplying. As I was typing this I was just kicked from a very secluded parking lot. The IMPD found me, and escorted me off the parking lot. I am now parked across from the mall. In the Jared Jewelers parking lot. Come chat it up with me somebody we got a long wait!

     
  17. SethStryker macrumors newbie

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    Yes I'm here now. Had to park in another lot. Lots of security vehicles but only a few police that I've seen. We are going to take a restroom break in a bit so we'll give you more info when we get back.
     
  18. tangelfish macrumors newbie

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    I'm at the att store west side Avon. Only two of us here if anyone is in the area and you're with att this is a good place to come.
     
  19. Mac-lek macrumors newbie

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    The cops are fine with you sitting outside Jared?
     
  20. SethStryker macrumors newbie

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    As I understand it, the cops are paid to block off Simon property only. They don't care about the rest. Mall security just drove by us without stopping or saying anything because we are just off property.
     
  21. steveo3140 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They are not hired to watch not mall property. I asked them if it was alright for me to hang over at the jared parking lot until it was time. They said not a problem. We wont bother you over there. I told him thanks and be safe, and gave him a candy bar. He seemed to feel bad after I gave him a candy bar. haha.
     
  22. Mac-lek, Sep 18, 2014
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    So did you get kicked out of Jareds lot? We got kicked out of the we were sitting in.
     
  23. steveo3140 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just got kicked out of the jared parking lot. Sitting in the "Talk to Tucker" Parking lot. The lady was very nice. She said if we get kicked out from there. Just come back over here. She told me, "but I didn't say that if anybody asks" haha. She shares our frustration!
     
  24. Mac-lek macrumors newbie

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    What time are you thinking of trying to head over there?
     
  25. steveo3140 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im thinking to cruise around there at about 4 am, and see what happens, and try at 15-20 minute intervals until 5 am.
     
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