iPhone 6 - Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA

jobu3434

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Anyone in this area have any guesses what lines are going to be like Friday at either Apple Store (MacArthur Center/Lynnhaven Mall) with the new Lynnhaven grand openning being that day? What time and where are you going to line up?
 

Stayfly2407

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I'm by lynnhaven so i might go there. then again I may just go to Vzw where it'll be less hype and not take hours once store opens. Where u going? I've never lined up before, what time to people line up to be like the first 5 people?
 

jobu3434

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I'm by lynnhaven so i might go there. then again I may just go to Vzw where it'll be less hype and not take hours once store opens. Where u going? I've never lined up before, what time to people line up to be like the first 5 people?
I have not lined up before either...i usually preorder but I dumbly ended up preordering Friday night and have 3-4 week shipping so I may try my luck Friday. I am wondering now that there are 2 Apple stores in the area it may be easier. After last year with the gold iPhone I'm not confident that the vzw stores will have iPhone 6 plus models and I am not looking to go out before 3-4 am. I am also wondering if the new lynnhaven store may not be as busy as Norfolk being that the majority of the 7 cities will be closer to that store.
 

Stayfly2407

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I have not lined up before either...i usually preorder but I dumbly ended up preordering Friday night and have 3-4 week shipping so I may try my luck Friday. I am wondering now that there are 2 Apple stores in the area it may be easier. After last year with the gold iPhone I'm not confident that the vzw stores will have iPhone 6 plus models and I am not looking to go out before 3-4 am. I am also wondering if the new lynnhaven store may not be as busy as Norfolk being that the majority of the 7 cities will be closer to that store.


That's true too, hmmm however that's lynnhaven GRAND OPENING and Launch Day sheesh either it could be swamped or it may not even be that bad at all like u said........what to do...what to do..who's your carrier? Which untying to get 6 or 6+?
 

jobu3434

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That's true too, hmmm however that's lynnhaven GRAND OPENING and Launch Day sheesh either it could be swamped or it may not even be that bad at all like u said........what to do...what to do..who's your carrier? Which untying to get 6 or 6+?
Verizon is my carrier and I am trying to get 64gb iPhone 6 Plus. How about you?
 

jobu3434

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I know right, I spoke to mall security today. They don't have any info yet:rolleyes:
Haha. I am wondering where they are letting people in or when...I can't see Macy's letting people cut through their stores...dicks and Barnes and noble the same...the entrance by Starbucks is undergoing construction too
 

Stayfly2407

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Haha. I am wondering where they are letting people in or when...I can't see Macy's letting people cut through their stores...dicks and Barnes and noble the same...the entrance by Starbucks is undergoing construction too
Yea and the apple store isn't open yet to ask them, smh. Craziness. If I end up getting there and no one is there yet, I'll post on here how many are in line and at what time. So others will know
 

jobu3434

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Around 4am Friday should be fine
I was checking out the forums on imore.com and there was someone from this area that preordered but said that 2 people as of yesterday were already camped out in a tent at Lynnhaven. Crazy. Though it got me thinking that the grand opening may be big and maybe Norfolk is the safer bet. Either way I think I am going to try for 3 am.
 

Stayfly2407

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I was checking out the forums on imore.com and there was someone from this area that preordered but said that 2 people as of yesterday were already camped out in a tent at Lynnhaven. Crazy. Though it got me thinking that the grand opening may be big and maybe Norfolk is the safer bet. Either way I think I am going to try for 3 am.

Yea probably so, not to mention the near 400 views this thread has even though nobody else is talking.
 

KaiMac

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MacArthur Mall

FYI: I'm lining up prior to Midnight tomorrow for the 8am launch at McArthur Mall. Only because I am aiming for a 6+ 128GB. If there is a significant line already at midnight i will just bail. I don't expect them to have many 6+ 128GB in stock for Friday.

PS: I do agree that the Lynnhaven store will be a mess with the grand opening and iPhone drop on the same day.
 

Stayfly2407

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FYI: I'm lining up prior to Midnight tomorrow for the 8am launch at McArthur Mall. Only because I am aiming for a 6+ 128GB. If there is a significant line already at midnight i will just bail. I don't expect them to have many 6+ 128GB in stock for Friday.

PS: I do agree that the Lynnhaven store will be a mess with the grand opening and iPhone drop on the same day.

You might be okay as long as you don't have a color preference, I heard the silver this year is like the gold 5S was last year because the silver hides those ugly lines on the back, but I could care less about that.
 

KaiMac

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You might be okay as long as you don't have a color preference, I heard the silver this year is like the gold 5S was last year because the silver hides those ugly lines on the back, but I could care less about that.
I'm hoping for a Space Grey.
 

JamesMowery

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Out Near Chesapeake

I'm considering lining up in Chesapeake for an iPhone 6 Plus at a VZW store. I've vowed never to stand in line for a product, but I sold my iPhone 5s, so I need to get something.

Does anyone in the area know when is a good time to get in line at carrier corporate stores? I'm guessing I'll try driving by at around 7:00 AM to see what's going on, and if it's not too crazy, I'll get in line.
 

Stayfly2407

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Wassup guys! Me and my boy are at lynnhaven mall now, they've already lined us up! Apple guy came out gave us water and took pics, said he has a surprise but wouldn't say, I also think the news will be here in the am. There's 12people inline right now including me. Get here NOW!
 

ob81

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I didn't even know Lynnhaven was getting an Apple store. It is a toss up between how active it will be on Friday. I will bee waiting for mine at the house this year. I may hit the line next time since it is so close now.
 

Stayfly2407

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I didn't even know Lynnhaven was getting an Apple store. It is a toss up between how active it will be on Friday. I will bee waiting for mine at the house this year. I may hit the line next time since it is so close now.
Yea bro, it opens tomorrow for their grand opening. I didn't think most people knew about it either that's why I chose this over MacArthur.