Should I queue outside the store in the UK?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rare, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Rare macrumors member

    Rare

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    Hi all,

    We all pretty much know the iPhone is coming out later today (I am on UK time), but what I would like to know is will it be worth queuing up outside the Manchester Arndale Centre Apple Store? Or do people not bother in the UK? If so what time should I turn up?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The Guardian is reporting that the new iPhone goes on sale in the UK next month, so personally, I'd wait until tonight or tomorrow to get the precise news before planning on queuing.
     
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    yeah, start queuing. If nothing happens then im sorry.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    We pretty much know it's being announced today, don't count on it being in stores immediately. Stay at home, watch the keynote, see what the plan is.

    edit: 3 replies in the same minute!
     
  5. MarkW macrumors newbie

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    The keynote starts after the store has probably closed
     
  6. Rare thread starter macrumors member

    Rare

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    No it'll probably be closed, but I am talking about in the morning. If Steve says "It's available everywhere from now", then should I get up at like 4-5am and go and sit by the Apple Store?

    Remember, Manchester has 2 Apple Stores, and I am not sure if the UK all flock to the store to get it as soon as possible like in the US?
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Amateur. You should camp out over night of course.
     
  8. deaddisco macrumors newbie

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    Talk about desperate....what's the hurry...there wont be a shortage of iphones in the coming months...if it's sold out the instant it's release..Apple will churn out more iphone...so hang in there a little while
     
  9. Joanna.Kiyoné macrumors newbie

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    There's always 'morning lurkers' outside the Apple stores regardless of the day. If you're THAT desperate I'd get there an hour early. But I doubt there'd be any need..
     
  10. nayf72 macrumors newbie

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    Start queing now... you'll defo get one on the 11th then... July that is ;)
     

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