New AT&T store launch day info

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jl234, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. jl234 macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Engadget (via BGR via SPI) has new info regarding AT&T stores on the 29th.

    BGR has discovered that "all AT&T stores will be closing up at 4:30PM" while employees set up those cutesy iPhone displays, toss back a few Red Bulls, and hopefully receive their shipments from the (potentially armored) trucks. At 6:00PM, either the doors will open back up or the fanatics will force their way in, and the outlets could stay open "as late as midnight" to satisfy the demand.
  2. chaseardoin7 macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2007
    hating my life right now

    it's times like these that i hate the fact that i work every evening :(
  3. Jayrod macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2006
    wow - I figured they would deliver the goods a day or two before launch. With the large crowd that will be gathering waiting in line for this thing, I hope that the handlers will be packing heat. You know there will be some whack-job who's dumb enough to try to steal one from the truck.
  4. rjflyn macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2007
    I was chatting with the manager of the local corporate store and basically they are in the dark. The stated the above that they are closing at 4:30, opening up back up again at 6 and staying open until at least 10.

    He said no clue when the phones will arrive, how many of each one ie 4GB vs 8GB. He also said that they cant buy one until all the customers at the store had been taken care of.

    He said he was as much of a mushroom as everyone else.

  5. iMichael72 macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    Maryland, U.S.A
    This is crazy! I'm hyped up on goofballs over the iPhone.
  6. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    If Engadget said it, I don't believe it ... even if it was fact. I avoid any news from that site.
  7. MattyMac macrumors 68000


    Oct 6, 2005
    Nice find and thanks for posting.

    I still don't think it will be necessary to camp out though :apple:
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    The only time I put in for time off earlier was new years Y2K:D
  9. steve jr. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2005
    Akron, OH
    Well, this does make sense. We've (I've) been reading pretty much this same report here at MR for about the past week.
  10. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2007
    Heh, I wonder if every FedEx/UPS truck within a 5 mile radius of any AT&T store will be instantly mobbed on the 29th.

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