Not All Apple Retail Stores Opening at 8AM for X Launch?

AceFernalld

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Found this to be a little odd. Doing some retail recon for which store I should line up in front of, and found that only some of these MA stores have special Nov 3rd hours listed, and some do not. Traditionally, do all stores open early in unison?

Example:
Apple Store Derby Street, no special hours listed - https://www.apple.com/retail/derbystreet/
Apple Store South Shore, special hours listed - https://www.apple.com/retail/southshore/
 

Viper2005

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It doesn't matter, if you aren't in line midnight the night before opening, you'll have no hope of snagging an X.
 

AceFernalld

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It doesn't matter, if you aren't in line midnight the night before opening, you'll have no hope of snagging an X.
That is very much not the point of this thread. The point is if all or some stores are opening at 8AM.

Update to Thread: I called up Apple and they confirmed that as of right now only the stores that have the special hours posted will be opening early, though other stores may be added as we get closer to launch if they get more people to commit to work.
 

Brookzy

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That is very much not the point of this thread. The point is if all or some stores are opening at 8AM.

Update to Thread: I called up Apple and they confirmed that as of right now only the stores that have the special hours posted will be opening early, though other stores may be added as we get closer to launch if they get more people to commit to work.
They will all be opening at 8! They've just not updated the webpage yet.
 

AceFernalld

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They will all be opening at 8! They've just not updated the webpage yet.
This is contrary to what the Specialist said, but I understand they’re not always right and all of them opening up makes the most sense.

Weird to not update all the store sites at once if that’s the case, though.
 

NoBoMac

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Another thing possibly preventing stores from opening early: if the malls the stores are in are willing to have people camping outside overnight, if they are willing to open the mall early just for Apple, etc.