My local Apple store said "5am should guarantee you a phone this Friday"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by andyACEcandy, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008
    Interesting... but I guess that makes sense.

    Sure there will be the people who start camping out at 10pm the night before but realistically, I don't think the line will boom until 6am or so. And even then, how long/how far back in line must you be to NOT guarantee yourself a phone?

    Even if you're 50th in line around 6am, you're still gonna get a phone... I would think.
  2. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
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  3. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
  4. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040


    Mar 19, 2008
  5. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    What could possibly go wrong? I say trust him. :rolleyes:
  6. JWorld127 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2013
    And so by this you mean you called the store some 18 year old kid picks up the phone and just says "yea dude whatevr just get here by 5am youll get a phone....fart" and so it now deserves a thread for people to comment on....hahaha such a joke.
  7. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008

    I've never done the Apple store camp out or line up launch event before... how insane does it really get???

    I wouldn't mind a 16gb Plus... wonder if that bumps my chances a bit.
  8. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Pro question to ask the person at the Apple store. Is this your first product launch with Apple?
  9. Starrbuck macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2010
    I did the one for the 3GS and the line was around the building when we got there the night before. I stayed up all night with my friends and then went to work the next day. It was crazy, but I got an iPhone 3GS! :)
  10. golfdude macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2005
    I went to Best Buy for the iPhone 4, mid-morning, was about 30th in line, took about 90 mins to get through everything. The Best Buy was across the street from the Apple store, which had the line wrapped around the building, took hours there I heard. From then on I pre-ordered. I would expect the iPhone 6 in 16GB and 128GB sizes to be available for awhile on launch day. And I expect more to be shipped on Saturday. So if you can wait a day that may be an option.
  11. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    I got to the Apple Store in Metairie at 2000 hrs. the night before for the iPhone 4 launch and I was 33rd in line. Good luck with that.
  12. davefromca macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    Santa Barbara
    Can you buy from a carrier? In my town there were no lines the night before the for the 5 launch.
  13. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    That manager or even Tim Cook can not really guess well.

    After all:

    Almost nobody knows how many they will.
    NOBODY knows how many people will be in line.
    NOBODY knows out of those in line, which want the same model you want.
    NOBODY knows what time any of those people will get in line.


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