It is that time of year again. I am sad to report that my efforts to pre-order an iPhone 7 were not successful. I attempted the pre-order the exact moment it launched and the shipping dates had already slipped to 2 to 3 weeks. I guess it is time to do another overnighter or two. I have been the first in line at the Clarendon location for the last 5 years. However, they are closed during the launch this year for renovations. I was hoping the renovations at Clarendon would be completed in time for the launch but I have confirmed that this will not be the case. Has anyone camped out at the Potomac Town Center location during previous launches? What is the earliest that security allows you to get in line? I know during last year's launch, security forced people were in line too early to leave. They told them to come back at a specific time. When they returned at the time specified by security, there were already about 20 people in line. I want to avoid this situation if possible.