iPhone 11 Pro Missed the preorder, anyone have any idea how early I should get in line Orange County CA

cheekymermaid

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Missed the preorder and haven’t stood in line in ages. Does anyone know how early people line up at fashion island in Newport Beach CA?
 

dslrjunky

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if you absolutely need to have it, I'd say start now, but I have a feeling it will be widely available at best buy or carrier store. Try south coast plaza too
 

Dwood1970

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if you absolutely need to have it, I'd say start now, but I have a feeling it will be widely available at best buy or carrier store. Try south coast plaza too
Yeah I would say a carrier store is a better choice than going to Apple. They are gonna be swamped.
 

JPack

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Unless you want the green color on day 1, you don't need to line up.
 

mcpix

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My local Best Buy has the Space Gray iPhone 11 Pro available for pre order and pick up tomorrow. As someone else said, unless you want the green one, you're probably okay.
 

premierjg

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Missed the preorder and haven’t stood in line in ages. Does anyone know how early people line up at fashion island in Newport Beach CA?
I am in Huntington Beach - I ordered online with Best Buy today and it's ready for pickup in Westminster tomorrow. Hope this helps...
 

ipoddin

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If last year is any indication, I was able to buy one in store on day 2. I suspect you’ll have no problems doing the same
 

dslrjunky

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I just walked in at bestbuy in Tustin closed to the Block of orange. I was just looking for a cable.. a cable.. and I walked out with a pre-order Midnight Green iphone 11 max pro 256gb for tomorrow pickup...a cable.. I just got "COSTCO'd"... 😁 😂
 

mi7chy

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Better to diversify by tipping people to scout several stores and save a spot in line. Much better than spending all the time at one store and coming up empty handed.
 

skiii024

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Last time I waited was at the AT&T store in Lake Forest for the iPhone 5. I feel like the apple stores are crazier...hope you are in line!
 

Ceviche Lover

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Just use istock now to find out where they are in stock, then place an order for it @ Apple.com for pickup.
 

Chloros

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I walked in last year release day around noon at Spectrum in Irvine and they had stock. That was for a 10xs max