Is a Tent Too Much for Launch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jman14, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Jman14 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2008
    I plan to spend my night at the Apple Store waiting for the new iPhone. Looking at the forecast 90% chance of heavy thunderstorms.

    I am thinking of packing a tent with a rain cover and get there before the rain settles in, in order to keep dry.

    Is this too much for a launch, would you bring the tent or just chance the rain?
  2. billycuth macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2010
    Why not just park your car right by the door?
  3. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    I remember a time when I was so rabid for a new phone but after MANY introductions I found just waiting for it to be delivered a day later was good for me. If you are very young and crazy about Apple, then I say go for it as it is an experience you will not forget. What will you do with your camping gear while buying you phone?
  4. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    I'm pitching a tent just thinking about my new iPhone.
  5. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    security might have an issue with a tent on a sidewalk..

  6. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    Better yet, what will you do with your camping gear when the line shifts? Is that a tent on wheels?

  7. Jman14 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2008

    I would of course pack it up when the rain clears. It should be done by about 4:00 in the morning.
  8. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    I don't get the GIF :confused:


    TS call ahead to whenever you are going to make sure they allow tents.
  9. Kealohilani macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
    My local forecast is also calling for some rain. I'm just going to take a poncho and an umbrella. Much more portable and security isn't going to have a problem with it like they probably would for a tent. Just something to consider.
  10. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    Yes, bring a tent...and don't forget to bring a scale as well.
  11. morecowbell macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2011
    I think it's fine so long as it's not too big. All I usually bring is a small tent(if weather is expected to be bad), a box or two of KIX, some roast-beef sandwiches to give out to new/potential friends, my Bongos and my Hamster. What else do you really need?

    Happy Camping.
  12. Vctr macrumors regular

    May 24, 2012
    You should go to a Doctor and get that checked out.
  13. Baytriple macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2012
    Just one set of scales? To gain an accurate weight I would suggest at least three!
  14. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    A food scale should be adequate for checking to see if there are missing parts ;)
  15. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Don't forget a scale calibration weight as well. Never know if a local gravitational anomaly might throw things off by a few picograms.
  16. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    The "scale" is going to be my all time favorite post for this launch! It still put a big smile on my face!:)

    Would how much power is in the battery affect the weight of the phone?:eek:
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    If the weather is going to be that bad, I would just order it online and wait for it .
  18. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Take one of these bad boys:

  19. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2011
    I hope there's no metal in the tent poles or you might have a rather shocking experience.
  20. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    The answer to this will absolutely depend on the location of the Apple store. Technically most malls have the right to shoo you from the premises (even forming a line), however Apple generally talks to the mall "cops" before hand so as to avoid issues.

    Apple fans are usually pretty nice people (in terms of honoring lines, not in terms of forum talk LOLOLOL) and are generally cool with you going to your car. I have waited in Des Moines, San Luis Obispo, and Boston, and people were all cool with waiting in cars and then getting back into an orderly line about an hour before the store opened. I have seen people bring sharpies and write numbers on people's wrists, one guy made printouts (this was for the Xbox 360, but still), and others just use the honor system.
  21. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    #21're planning to camp out for something like 18 hours overnight to buy an electronic device...and you want to know if pitching a tent is sensible, or over the top!?:eek:
  22. Iphoneness macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2010
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    The way I see it, we're CAMPING out, so what's wrong with using a tent to camp? Wouldn't you use a tent to camp if you were in the woods?

    I personally am not using a tent because it's suppose to be very nice out tonight, but I see nothing wrong with a tent if weather is suppose to be bad. To each his own!
  23. Hustle macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2007
    I hear Ikea have pop-up houses these days. Why not take one of those? You can bring the wife and kids then. :p

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