iPhone 6: S. FL Stores (Aventura, Dadeland, The Falls, Lincoln Rd, Galleria, Boca)

stephen1108

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Well it's that time of year guys. I think it makes sense to group all the major South Florida stores together here since they're not THAT far from each other. That way we can plan out which store would be best to go to going off precedent.


For reference, here are the links for last year's 5s/5c launch:

Dadeland / The Falls / Lincoln Rd
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1635793

Lincoln Rd
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1637876

Aventura Mall
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1634779

Boca Town Center
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1638514

Galleria (no one replied)
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1634777


If my pre-order goes off without a hitch, I don't think I'll be making the line this year, but if it doesn't, the line again it is! It was actually a fun experience!
 

fedecape

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I live in Homestead (last stop before the keys) and The Falls is very convenient for me. I think I'll repeat.
I got there 3-4am last year and I was only able to buy Space Grey :/
 

bombboy

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After the fiasco trying to get it online (I had one for release but shipping info incorrect), guess it's The Falls for me. See you guys there.
 

OneMike

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After the fiasco trying to get it online (I had one for release but shipping info incorrect), guess it's The Falls for me. See you guys there.
I was at the falls last year though. I want to say 6AM. Didn't have an issue or ridiculously long wait.

Luckily got my order through in time for Friday delivery. It wasn't bad, just boring.
 

Mar424

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I have a pre-order to be picked up on 9/19 from Aventura. Anybody know the likelihood of being done and out by 9AM?

I usually would go in afternoon after it slows down, but I'm actually going out of town and flight leaves at 11:30 and I don't wanna spend my vacation trying to find a phone..
 

bombboy

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I was at the falls last year though. I want to say 6AM. Didn't have an issue or ridiculously long wait.

Luckily got my order through in time for Friday delivery. It wasn't bad, just boring.
Yeah, not too worried about it. Will be my 4th iteration since OG model. Always had fun each time I did go, can't wait.
 

stephen1108

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I have a pre-order to be picked up on 9/19 from Aventura. Anybody know the likelihood of being done and out by 9AM?

I usually would go in afternoon after it slows down, but I'm actually going out of town and flight leaves at 11:30 and I don't wanna spend my vacation trying to find a phone..
Aventura is a really big and trafficked store. I'm not sure if you'll be outta there by 9 unless they have a line for in store pick-ups. I waited in line at Aventura last year, I got there at 1 AM, and didn't leave the actual store until sometime after 10 AM, maybe 11. I was like #200 in line :(
 

-Knight-

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If i decide to wait in line i'm down to go to any of the apple stores. Can anyone post which one you don't have to wait outside in case it rains? lol

Since I want the 6+ 64 or 128 I'm thinking I need to be there early Thursday which I would really hate to do. Anyone else thinking of going there early Thursday?
 

stephen1108

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If i decide to wait in line i'm down to go to any of the apple stores. Can anyone post which one you don't have to wait outside in case it rains? lol

Since I want the 6+ 64 or 128 I'm thinking I need to be there early Thursday which I would really hate to do. Anyone else thinking of going there early Thursday?
Aventura has you wait in a parking garage, so that's sheltered. If you want that model, I would say go from like.. 6 PM Thursday and scope by the Apple Store to see if there's a line yet, and if not, I'd say go back around 8-9 PM and wait from then.
 

-Knight-

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Aventura has you wait in a parking garage, so that's sheltered. If you want that model, I would say go from like.. 6 PM Thursday and scope by the Apple Store to see if there's a line yet, and if not, I'd say go back around 8-9 PM and wait from then.
Thanks for the info. Would be nice to be sheltered in case it rains lol. You going to wait in line this year?
 

Lasereyes

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Does anyone know if the Lincoln road store has a line already? Should I be safe for a iPhone+ 64GB Grey if I get there 3-4AM Friday morning?
 

Lasereyes

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Bump! Can't decide between Boca, Wellington or Lincoln road. Anyone have experience at any of these stores for launch dates?
 

stephen1108

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I don't think Lincoln Rd has a line yet, but don't quote me on that. If you really want that specific model, then I say get there from 12 AM. Don't go at 3-4, you wanna be as close to the front of that line as possible.
 

Lasereyes

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I don't think Lincoln Rd has a line yet, but don't quote me on that. If you really want that specific model, then I say get there from 12 AM. Don't go at 3-4, you wanna be as close to the front of that line as possible.
Thanks for the info! This is all so daunting, really wish att didn't screw me over with my preorder :(
 

Srocket

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Does anyone have any experience with galleria mall on previous launch days. What time did you get out there and what did the inventory look like
 

pcmike

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Wellington is nearly always busy. Usually lots of kids with nothing better to do in line Thursday evening by the time the mall closes. In the past, as long as you're there by about 2-3am Friday morning, you should be within the first 40 people in line. Be prepared to sit outside (and in possible rain) all night/morning. The crowd is usually fairly cool about talking and making the time past, but if you're not too social, definitely bring music to listen to. It gets crazier right around the time the sun comes up and usually the news does a segment or two from within the crowd. :apple:
 

stephen1108

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Does anyone have any experience with galleria mall on previous launch days. What time did you get out there and what did the inventory look like
I've never been to Galleria, and I don't think anyone from MacRumors has ever reported on it tbh. No one replied to my thread last year :(
 

annexedwa

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Actually guys, I was at galleria last year and I'm here now! Galleria is great. It's low key and not many people live around it. Your best bet is to come here ASAP. I heard the plusses are going to be scarce.
 

Lasereyes

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Actually guys, I was at galleria last year and I'm here now! Galleria is great. It's low key and not many people live around it. Your best bet is to come here ASAP. I heard the plusses are going to be scarce.
You're lined up already?? Are you alone?