Special Apple Store early opening hours in CA on 10/30. New products immediately available?

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  1. biomatics, Oct 23, 2018
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    biomatics macrumors newbie

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    Monday night (10/22) I noticed that the 3 Nor Cal Apple stores I checked at apple.com/retail all had “Special store hours” posted for October 30. Each was opening at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time, which coincides nicely with the start of the October 30 Apple Event in New York, which is 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

    Perhaps this indicates that the products introduced at the Event will be available immediately? I’m hoping that will be true for the new iPad Pros!

    [For conspiracy theorists: Now on Tuesday morning, the Apple website has deleted the “Special store hours” for Oct. 30 for the Infinite Loop and Apple Park Visitor Center locations, which were present last night. But the San Fran Union Square listing still shows the Oct. 30 early opening.]
    CORRECTION: As of 1:25 pm Pacific Time today, the Apple Park Visitor Center store now lists Oct. 30 Special opening hour of 7:00 a.m. Pacific.
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  2. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502a

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    My local apple store only has a "Special Store Hour" on

    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
     
  3. john991 macrumors 68000

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    Same here in Canada. Special hours Oct 26th 8am - 9pm
     
  4. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    I'm on the east coast, our store is just opening early on the 26th for the XR launch. But they will already be open 10am EST when the 30th event is going on. Do all West Coast stores have special hours on the 30th?
     
  5. cjrulli macrumors regular

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    I've checked a couple in San Diego and they only have the 26th listed.
     
  6. Jimpilot, Oct 23, 2018
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    Yep opening at 9AM here is DFW area. I think biomatics has a great find. Although the presentation doesn't start until 9 AM LOCAL here, wonder if they will be available at 9 AM

    Of course my local Apple store is long term closed for renovation, so over an hour to next nearest store. Rats
     
  7. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502a

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    Im in California and have yet to find one local store here in SoCal that will be open on the 30th for "Special Hours" already looked at 5 apple stores in the immediate area
     
  8. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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    Several have posted early opening here in DFW area. Wonder if some stores just haven't posted yet
     
  9. AceFernalld, Oct 23, 2018
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    If iPads are immediately available I’m going to freak!

    My local store (Tucson) doesn’t currently have special store hours listed for the 30th

    Update: one store in Phoenix also has special hours listed for the 30th! Very exciting
     
  10. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502a

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    For education discount, does it apply to pre orders..or if it is available on the 30th does it still apply it would I have to wait?
     
  11. Bravia3d macrumors regular

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    Oh man, I hope they are available right after. That would be amazing!
     
  12. bumfluff macrumors regular

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    All stores around me just have special hours on the 26th 8am
     
  13. AceFernalld macrumors 68000

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    I think you can get an education discount on a pre-order, if the products are available for pre-order. Just shop through the educational section of Apple’s online store.
     
  14. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

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    The store closest to me is showing special hours on the 30th as well. Opening at 9am central. So far it’s the only Chicagoland store showing special hours on the 30th.
     
  15. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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    I suspect we'll see more and more stores posting their special hours over the next week.

    Sure feels like they will be available on the 30th he said hopefully
     
  16. wulfin macrumors regular

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    In Calgary, AB..
    Market Mall and Chinook Centre both show special hours only for the 26th..which is the XR release date. Nothing for the 30th.
     
  17. john991 macrumors 68000

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    What day thou? October 26th?
     
  18. wulfin macrumors regular

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    I just editted my post... realized it was the wrong date. *facepalm*
     
  19. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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    If the theory is right, check back in a few days and see if it appears at the other stores
     
  20. atmuwben macrumors member

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    Alternate theory: These are the stores with floor to ceiling monitors and will be showing the event to customers.
     
  21. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know, show them the presentation and then tell them to come back another day to buy? I would think they would at least start pre-orders immediately
     
  22. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Don’t count on this being a sign of immediate availability. The time is the same as the event so that’s likely the reason. And it’s probably only stores with the fancy video wall cause that’s what they will show the stream on
     
  23. Wags macrumors 65816

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    Some stores could have special hours for Monday for the XR launch carry over. At least that is what Apple is hoping.
     
  24. AceFernalld macrumors 68000

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    Not so sure. The stores in my area don’t open until after the event has been on for an hour..
     
  25. Socalshocker macrumors member

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    Wishful thinking, have they ever in their (Apple) existence ever done an immediate availability on the same day as announcement? (Answer rhymes with “snow”)

    That would basically only cater to Apple super fans and eliminate any additional sales from the announcement/word of mouth/early reviews etc...
     

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