SF Bay Area - iPhone 6/Plus Line Wait

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technopple

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Sep 15, 2014
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Hey everyone,

So AT&T was able to move my upgrade date from mid-October to now, effective as of today. I'm now on the hunt for a Silver 64GB iPhone 6 (AT&T of course).

Would you guys recommend waiting in line at the AT&T store or at an Apple store? The AT&T store is about 5-6 mins from where I live. The Apple store is in the Stoneridge Mall, about 20 mins from me.

Also, I was thinking of heading out to line up around 4 or 5am. Would I be able to get the 64GB Silver? This will be my first time camping out so your input is sincerely appreciated.
 

phpmaven

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Jun 12, 2009
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Hey everyone,

So AT&T was able to move my upgrade date from mid-October to now, effective as of today. I'm now on the hunt for a Silver 64GB iPhone 6 (AT&T of course).

Would you guys recommend waiting in line at the AT&T store or at an Apple store? The AT&T store is about 5-6 mins from where I live. The Apple store is in the Stoneridge Mall, about 20 mins from me.

Also, I was thinking of heading out to line up around 4 or 5am. Would I be able to get the 64GB Silver? This will be my first time camping out so your input is sincerely appreciated.
Are you talking about a Plus or just a regular 6?
If you are just getting the 6, there should be butt-loads of them available at the Apple store. The carrier stores tend to have very few available in a limited array of color/capacities
 

spazma7ik

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Sep 12, 2009
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iPhone 6? Anywhere should work.

iPhone 6+? Apple store only, and early. Really early.
 

technopple

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Yep, looking for a regular 64GB Silver iPhone 6. Maybe a 16GB Gold iPhone 6 for my mom (as a surprise). I should be good then if I head out to the Apple store around 5 or 5:30am then?
 

Kermy

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Mar 29, 2004
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Hey everyone,

So AT&T was able to move my upgrade date from mid-October to now, effective as of today. I'm now on the hunt for a Silver 64GB iPhone 6 (AT&T of course).

Would you guys recommend waiting in line at the AT&T store or at an Apple store? The AT&T store is about 5-6 mins from where I live. The Apple store is in the Stoneridge Mall, about 20 mins from me.

Also, I was thinking of heading out to line up around 4 or 5am. Would I be able to get the 64GB Silver? This will be my first time camping out so your input is sincerely appreciated.
Personally, if I was going to wait in line (I live in the East Bay), I would drive to Palo Alto and wait there. Stoneridge is the only Apple store serving all of Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, etc. It's going to be packed.
 

technopple

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Sep 15, 2014
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Personally, if I was going to wait in line (I live in the East Bay), I would drive to Palo Alto and wait there. Stoneridge is the only Apple store serving all of Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, etc. It's going to be packed.
I live in East Bay as well. Palo Alto is a 45 minute drive, haha. Do you think I wouldn't be able to get one in Pleasanton? Definitely something for me to consider :/

The Stoneridge Mall has both an Apple Store and an AT&T store.
 

Steve686

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Call and find out the mall's plan for letting you line up. Where I live, they have security ask people to leave the parking lot up until just a couple hours before the Apple Store opens. Seems like ATT around here is a little more lax as they are in smaller strip malls.
 

egeek84

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Mar 26, 2010
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hey fellow SF bay areaer! I actually live near Pleasanton and was at the Stoneridge Mall for the iPhone 4 and original iPad launch. I would call the store to see what time they plan on opening up on Friday and then lining up about 3-4 hours before that. Good luck!
 

djcingular

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Sep 15, 2014
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I was at Stoneridge Apple today, they are opening mall doors at 6. The store will open up at 8, and they will have 2 lines (pre-orders & other's). Im planning on getting out there by 4 Friday to get my 128GB Black:D
 

swamyg1

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Dec 11, 2007
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You guys think Palo Alto is better than downtown SF Union Square? I live near Walnut Creek but I was thinking of heading to a flagship store around midnight to increase my odds. I want a 128gb 6+ and a 6, both Space Grey.
 

miamialley

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Jul 28, 2008
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Hey everyone,

So AT&T was able to move my upgrade date from mid-October to now, effective as of today. I'm now on the hunt for a Silver 64GB iPhone 6 (AT&T of course).

Would you guys recommend waiting in line at the AT&T store or at an Apple store? The AT&T store is about 5-6 mins from where I live. The Apple store is in the Stoneridge Mall, about 20 mins from me.

Also, I was thinking of heading out to line up around 4 or 5am. Would I be able to get the 64GB Silver? This will be my first time camping out so your input is sincerely appreciated.
I'd do the Apple store, no way to be sure about times without scoping it out. They have more stock and the experience will be better.
 

Zwhaler

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Jun 10, 2006
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Hey everyone,

So AT&T was able to move my upgrade date from mid-October to now, effective as of today. I'm now on the hunt for a Silver 64GB iPhone 6 (AT&T of course).

Would you guys recommend waiting in line at the AT&T store or at an Apple store? The AT&T store is about 5-6 mins from where I live. The Apple store is in the Stoneridge Mall, about 20 mins from me.

Also, I was thinking of heading out to line up around 4 or 5am. Would I be able to get the 64GB Silver? This will be my first time camping out so your input is sincerely appreciated.
Upvote for Stoneridge Mall, I also live in that area.

I went there for the iPhone 3G and there was a pretty long line. Go with your "gut instinct" and get there early (like 6 or earlier as an above poster replied) in hopes that they have your model, that's the best you can do!
 

stephen1108

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Sep 30, 2007
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Do the Apple Store, hands down. BUT if you want a 6 Plus in a specific configuration, you need to be out there from like 1 am latest. It'll be a 7-8 hour wait, but that should guarantee you the model you're looking for (I'd hope).
 

nando510

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Sep 15, 2014
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I want a 6+ 64 or 128gb I live in Castro VAlley , so I was thinking Pleasanton mall would be the way to go. should I be okay showing up at 4am?
 

technopple

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Sep 15, 2014
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Yup, I think I'll be doing Stoneridge Mall. Apparently the line only starts at 5am anyways, so if I get there around then I'll have a good chance :)
 

Zwhaler

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I want a 6+ 64 or 128gb I live in Castro VAlley , so I was thinking Pleasanton mall would be the way to go. should I be okay showing up at 4am?
4am show up should be pretty solid, but you almost certainly won't be the first. I wouldn't be surprised if some people get there at midnight or earlier... this only happens about once a year since the iPhone came out so expect lots of people trying to get one!
 

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