So... if I stop by an Apple store on launch day for something other than an iPhone...

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  1. 1080p macrumors 68030

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    Can I just walk past the iPhone line and use the Apple store app to self checkout a case for my iPhone 5?
     
  2. TheBama macrumors 6502

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    Not sure on accessories. I know at my store (bham, al) they were turning away non-iphone buyers and lookie-loos on release day.
     
  3. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious as well. I'll be getting AppleCare+ for iPhone.. do I need to be in the iPhone line?
     
  4. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I'm gonna try, but in the evening after work.
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    In past year's they've had a separate line for iPhones. That said, I'm not sure that there are any cases available for the iPhone 5 yet. For example, Sena, who manufacturers the pouch I use for my 4S, won't have theirs ready until the end of October.
     
  6. SprSynJn Guest

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    Why would you subject yourself to such madness? :p

    Why not order something off amazon and have it arrive on the day you get your phone?
     
  7. 1080p thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I dunno. I doubt they'd turn down a Retina Macbook sale or 64GB LTE iPad sale.
     
  8. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    During past launches, the crowd is so large that yes, they turn away everyone not buying an iPhone 5.
    Doesn't last long. Maybe by afternoon they'll have a line for non-iPhone, certainly by the next day.
     
  9. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Just drive your BMW through the window, you'll bypass the lines.
     
  10. ixodes macrumors 601

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    The three Apple stores in my area are very organized. The stores are setup to accomodate all customers.
     
  11. 1080p thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No BMW here. 5th Gen Honda Prelude! H22a4 DOHC VTEC all day!
     
  12. TheBama macrumors 6502

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    Actually they did. Guy was pissy about it too. One of those "I have money!" types, but they said he'd have to come back the next day.
     
  13. txflyfish macrumors member

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    At the stores here just the let the folks at the door know you're here to check it out and they'll let you in....been like that for several releases
     
  14. egeek84 macrumors 6502

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    They let me do this on iPhone 4 launch day when I wanted to go buy a bumper. I don't anticipate it being a problem :)
     
  15. penajmz macrumors 68040

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    I've been to all previous launches and they dedicate the whole store to the iPhone and iPhone only, no accessories. They take care of the line.
     
  16. indianboynyc macrumors regular

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    i know my apple in new york, staten island to be exact had a mini line for people not getting iphones
     
  17. txflyfish macrumors member

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    It's actually not that big of a deal by 9am folks will already know if they will get the model they want. 10a it's business as usual
     
  18. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    While showing off your iPhone 5 to friends or family that may not be able to get one is a douchey move, showing off to people waiting in line to get one is just fun(ny). :p They'll have one in a few minutes anyway. But mainly, I'll probably run in to get a second lightning to USB cable if they have them in stock.

    (Honestly, by the time I make it in the line will be long gone)
     
  19. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    You can, I actually got my iPhone 4 replaced on the 4S launch day. Didn't even make an appointment.
     
  20. squidkitten macrumors 6502

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    In order to get Applecare+, you have to make a Genius Bar appt. so I'm sure the concierge will let you in if you're on the list. I made my appt. for Saturday as soon as it popped up just so I know I'll get in haha. Only one Apple Store in this state!
     
  21. schizbomb macrumors 6502

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    My Apple Store has a line outside for iPhone launch dealings and then the rest can walk inside the store as normal.
     
  22. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    At the Apple store here in Aventura, FL, you lined up for non-iphone pickup needs. Then they would ask you what you needed when you walked up to the doors, and let you in once another customer walked out of the store. I just remembered you were escorted by an Apple sales person whole you were in the store so you wouldn't just gawk and linger around during all the excitement.

    Very orderly but time consuming if you need something quick.
     

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