No more queues?

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  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    Does pickup for iPhone 6s and 6s plus mean there wont be queues anymore? Since people choose a time to pickup their iPhone and just go.
     
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure there will be queues for those who missed the pre-order or wanted to get the one they want but was too late. But I like the idea of the reservation pick up like they did it with the apple watch, since Apple didn't do any line ups for those and did a reservation pick up or first come first serve basis.
     
  3. elaniemay macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure there will be a wait. Each reservation time has to have more than one person assigned to it. Delivery is the way to go, unless you have the time to wait in-store.
     
  4. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes but it wont be waiting for hours overnight like it used to be. It will probably only be a queue to get served which is no different to queueing at a supermarket at a busy time.
     
  5. stulaw11 Suspended

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    There will be. There are still people out there not comfortable shopping online; and frankly missed the pre-order date because the average person doesnt watch the Apple streaming announcement and have a timer set.
     
  6. MacUser09 macrumors regular

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    Timer set? I had the atomic clock counting down on the screen of my iMac, and still couldn't get online until 8:05. :D
     
  7. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Quite surprisingly in the UK, theres still launch day delivery and store pickup available.
     
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I prefer to go and pick my phone up in the store because it beats waiting around for delivery guys all day long. I'm working a night shift the night before the release so it's more convenient for me to just guy and pick it up in store rather than waiting in all day for it to be delivered when I should be sleeping!
     
  9. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    This. I don't have time to wait for delivery truck to show up since it requires signature and I may not be aviailable. I can just get it from the store, order online, pick up at the store.
     
  10. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    So you'd rather wait for hours in potentially bad weather than doing something productive?
     
  11. elaniemay macrumors 6502

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    I just sign online and have someone pick it up from my doorstep if it delivers while I'm at work. I get notification within five minutes that it's at my door, so no biggie.
     
  12. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is what I mean. I don't think you will wait hours anymore. Since Apple now give you a 15 minute pickup slot.
     
  13. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Oh I thought you mean walk in without any preorder or reservation.
     
  14. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    This I agree. I remember when I pre-ordered the iPad Mini when it first came out. I was waiting for the UPS to come. Wasted about 8 hours of my time that day just staring at the window lol.

    Since then I decided not to use the delivery system.
     
  15. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure there might still be lines for those who didn't do any pre-order or reservation.
     
  16. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    No. The line for reservations will be just as long.
     
  17. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    Well, with UPS you can have it hold at a ups center and pick up whenever you want. No wait.
     
  18. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think there will be big lines to purchase the iPhone 6s. Look at the pre-order delivery dates, they are still showing 09/25 for most models. Unless you want the rose gold iphone, I don't see too many people waiting in line. I just pre-ordered and iPhone 6s silver 64gb with delivery date 09/25.
     
  19. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Has there ever been an iPhone release without people camping out and waiting hours?
     
  20. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No but this is the first time you could pre reserve.
     
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  22. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I completely agree.

    I've got an 8.30am pick up for my 6S+, which should mean I'm home and starting to play with my new toy by about 10am.

    None of this constantly peering out to the road malarkey for me this year! :D
     
  23. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Won't it partially down to Angela that this year's launch seems to have gone what seems to be quite a bit smoother than previous tears?
     
  24. sparkie1984 macrumors 68000

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    Isn't that the whole fun?? :D
     
  25. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Haha, it certainly used to be mate, but as Danny Glover would say in the Lethal Weapon films...

    "I'm too old for this ****"! :p
     

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