Lines already forming at Apple store for new iPhone

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  1. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    I was at my local Apple store earlier today and there were two guys already waiting outside for the new iPhone. An Apple employee was setting up the rope for a line. haha. crazy. I should have taken a photo, but I didn't want to look like a geek taking photos of the Apple store in the middle of the mall.
     
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    Wow. I hope they know it's more than a week away.


    They were probably there for the $99 iPhone 3G.
     
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    Really? I wouldnt of expected that. Wait maybe its for the macbook pro updates
     
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    HAHA! Why the hell are they getting in line 11 days early for?? :confused:
     
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    haha, really? heck, I'm free from now until then and I have no plans to do that!~
     
  6. drew0020 macrumors 65816

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    makes no sense especially with online ordering at apple and at&t. must be nice to have nothing better to do!
     
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    11? I thought the keynote said the 26th for the US? I thought it said the 19th but the US and others about a week later.....
     
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    I believe it's the 19th for the US.
     
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    I already know of five friends and co-workers here in San Diego headed to buy an iPhone 3G (not the new S model) for $99. Perhaps there are lines forming for that?
     
  13. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    I'll be camping out too...

    ...at home... by the mailbox... for the 3GS that I just preordered.

    Haha
     
  14. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Hahahahaha, check NYC's Fifth Avenue store!! There are 150 people already!!

    LMFAO
     
  15. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    To me that's just not smart.

    The real cost of the phone is the data plan, not the up front hardware cost. $100 extra for a much better phone that will cost you almost a $1000 per year in voice and data costs is well worth it to me.
     
  16. iphones4evry1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think you might be right.

    Haha!!!! nice. :D
    I hope the mailman doesn't freak out when you run up to him. :D

    EXCELLENT point !!! The difference is only $100 and you are going to have the phone for 24 months. I think the main reason for the $99 phone is that they don't want people who are at Best Buy or AT&T shopping for a new phone to view the iPhone as "the expensive phone." Yeah, the monthly service is expensive, but when customers are looking at the price tags on the phones at Best Buy and AT&T, at least they'll give it more consideration. Plus, teenagers will be able to say "Mom! It's only $99 ! the Pre is and Blackberry are $199 !"
     
  17. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    I really hope they were in line to get the $99 iPhone 3G....
     
  18. Pared macrumors 65816

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    There is ALWAYS that many people there.
     
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    My girlfriend's brother is currently standing with more than a dozen people in Portland waiting to buy an iPhone 3G at an AT&T store. He says it's taking a while because most are switching to AT&T.


    I agree. But I think most people buying the $99 phone are coming from flip-phones or the equivalent - they'll all be happy - especially when the phone gets better over the next few months with 3.0 and AT&T activating MMS.
     

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