iPhone 7 Lines Start Growing Ahead of Friday's Launch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    With just two days to go until the official launch of the iPhone 7, customers who are hoping to get their hands on one of Apple's devices have started lining up outside of Apple retail locations around the world.

    At the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York, one of Apple's flagship locations, people have been waiting in line for days, saving spots with folding chairs and small one-person tents. Other stores in New York also have short lines at this time, based on photos sent in by MacRumors readers.

    Instagram image via Olaenglund

    At Apple's new San Francisco location, Apple Union Square, a handful of people are already waiting outside for an iPhone 7. People started lining up over the weekend.

    Instagram image via Minoyohan

    At the Summerlin Apple Store in Las Vegas, MacStadium's Brian Stucki set up a webcam to monitor the crowd situation. No one is waiting in line yet, but it should be a fun way to watch how activity progresses over the course of the rest of the week.

    Shipping estimates on some of the most popular Black and Jet Black iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models range into several weeks and last until November in some cases, so waiting in line on launch day is the only way to get one of the highly coveted devices if you missed out on pre-orders.

    The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launch on Friday, September 16, and will debut first in Australia. It's Thursday morning in the country, so there's just a day to go until people start getting their hands on devices and sharing videos, pictures, and first impressions.

    Article Link: iPhone 7 Lines Start Growing Ahead of Friday's Launch
  2. linkinpark2206 macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2014
    Went to the Apple Store in Berlin two days ago, and there were already two tents there!
  3. i5pro macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    I really don't understand why? The 7/7s is so readily available that most carriers are giving them away with a free tradein. I guess just to be first to have it, and then test it's waterproof-ness on youtube. and then have apple deny the warranty claim. and we also need to bend it.
  4. Christian 5G, Sep 14, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016

    Christian 5G macrumors 6502a

    Christian 5G

    Jun 16, 2010
    Orange County, CA
    wow, can't believe people are doing something like this.

    But I guess they got time?
  5. s2000gtx macrumors member

    May 14, 2012
    I dont post much but all i can say is WOW ..
  6. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    But I thought nobody would be buying it because no headphone jack :rolleyes:
  7. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Pathetic how obsessed and bought off people have become with gadgets and gizmos.
  8. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    Really? Spending the night or two pseudo homeless for a supreme $£€ consumer device? Surprised and embarrassed.
  9. TonyBaloney macrumors regular

    May 7, 2007
    Katy, TX
    I don't understand waiting in lines for days. I mean I'm a huge apple fan and its fun to have the latest stuff but its like... I got work and school. Is this truly the definition of having too much time?
  10. enriquesh96 macrumors regular


    Jul 24, 2016
    West Coast State of Mind
  11. archie_garcia_27 macrumors newbie


    Sep 14, 2016
    Aren't these people wasting their time? I just read on 9to5mac that there will be limited to no stock for walk ins, only for reservations.
  12. CaptOblivious macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2014
    Why not just reserve a phone online like regular people. How do unemployed people buy a phone anyway.
  13. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    I waited in line for 4 hours for my Tesla Model 3 because it was the difference between getting it in 2017 and getting it in 2018.

    Why would you wait in line for 48 to shave ~160 hours off the time it takes to get your iPhone?
  14. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Unemployed people shouldn't be spending that kind of money on a phone.
  15. mcfly88 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    ...but why? If you want a phone bad enough to wait in line for 2 days, why not just pre-order it at midnight?
  16. iAbc21 macrumors newbie


    Jun 4, 2015
    CA, US
    Apple fans are just like sports fan. They get line to get the product/service they want. Yes everybody knows we can just preorder from the comfort of our bed, but the people who wait in front of the stores do it for the experience. I don't understand how people just gotta be rude to die hard fans.
  17. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    After 9 years, its amazing that people still do this. On the other hand, how many of these people are here for publicity for some obscure startup or for scalping?
  18. yaxomoxay macrumors 68030


    Mar 3, 2010
    who told you they're unemployed?
  19. nazaar macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2008
    I really have no words for this... its unbelievable that people are still doing this line thing.
  20. Hrzn macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2016
    I wonder if they know that you could have just reserved one for 8am...
  21. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I've done it once, for the iPhone 5s launch. Waited in line for 12 hours... Never. Again. Can't even imagine doing it for 48 hours.
  22. Zedcars macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    To be honest, I don't get it either. But, who are we to criticise someone else for doing something they enjoy just because we can't see the point/value. I mean, I'm sure there are people queuing for hours sometimes days for other big occasions like sports or music events.
  23. SMIDG3T Suspended


    Apr 29, 2012
    Yeah. I know in the UK, that's true. Might be different elsewhere. It would be pretty funny if they did all this for nothing.
  24. Larry-K macrumors 68000

    Jun 28, 2011
    Maybe they're getting paid to hold somebody's place in line.
  25. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    These actors are paid by Apple. Designed in California. Assembled in the street gutters.

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