Release day lines will be the longest this year?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RiceRacerDX, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

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    I think this year, the lines at stores are going to be the longest ever for an iPhone release. Consider the following factors:

    -Those who skipped the iPhone 3GS update hoping for something better this time around will opt for this
    -Anyone who skipped the 3GS update will have their contracts expire either this month or next
    -(2010) AT&T increased device update eligibility by 6 months. This is considerably better than the iPhone 3GS release (2009) where AT&T upgrade eligibility was extended to those who had been on contract for at least 12-18 months and had an average bill of $99
    -10x more Apple fanboys
    -Original iPhone price point (2007) was $599-8G and $499-4G, iPhone 3G (2008) was $299-16G and $199-8G, and iPhone 3GS (2009) was $299-32G and $199-16G. This does not include the price drop for previous models per year. So historically, the prices have been on a decrease. Although the price point remains the same for the previous year, this year out of all years you get the most "bang for your buck."
    -Increase in the number of spoiled kids
     
  2. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    If this bad boy is out at 5PM ill check the stores the night before to see whats going on. If its ridic, ill hop in line.
     
  3. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Why not pre order it and Apple will deleiver it to your door the same day all your buds are waiting in line?:confused:
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Because I would rather get it as soon as the store opens then have to wait at home all day for the delivery.
     
  5. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Because it could come very late in the day if apple releases it at 9AM.
     
  6. RiceRacerDX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Regardless, there will still be lines. The nostalgia of waiting hours on end with hundreds of other smelly people just attracts people in hordes. I mean the idea behind it is the same reason why selling these new iPhones on eBay for a grand works.
     
  7. sms0217ny macrumors regular

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  8. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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  9. sms0217ny macrumors regular

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    Right, which is why I said it's ATT
     
  10. masterlimp macrumors member

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  11. IamHermann0069 macrumors member

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    This is probably a very stupid question, and I know people are going to tell me to check my account. My iPhone is on my girlfriend's fathers company plan, so I do not have access to the username or password. I have purchased all 3 iPhones on release day so far, and would obviously like to keep the trend going.

    So... If I purchased the iPhone 3Gs last year on release date, what will my eligibility most likely be?
     
  12. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

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    -You can preorder and get it mailed to your house. No lines.
     
  13. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Call *639# from your iPhone and you'll know within 30 seconds.
     
  14. IamHermann0069 macrumors member

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    Tried that like 4 times.... This is what I get.
     

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