Summit Mall- Akron, Ohio

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  1. smarks90, Sep 20, 2015
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    smarks90 macrumors regular

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    9/20/15: 6s/6s+ launch:

    So due to a last minute decision to go 6s+ rather than standard 6s I will be "camping" out this Thursday trying to grab what I'm looking for (6s+, gold or silver, 128GB). I preordered (late) a silver 6s+ and of course it is slated to arrive right in the middle of my 3-week business trip....so that won't work.

    I've always had a blast chatting with other Apple techies in line here in the past so figured I'd see if anyone else is planning to camp out this year. Camped out for the 5s but opted to preorder the 6 and have shipped last year.

    It seems like stock is generally higher this year based on the fact that you can still preorder standard 6s for 9/25 delivery and 6s+ is only out 3-4 weeks. last year, 6s+ was out in to "Delivers November" by this point!!

    Anyone else planning to camp out this Thurs/Friday here at Summit Mall? What time are you planning to get there?

    I don't know Summit Mall's policy on camping out, but in 2013 for the 5s I got there around 4AM and was probably 75th in line. managed to get the last silver 5s they had. Tentatively thinking 10-11pm this year to ensure I'm closer to the front of the line and improve my odds.
     
  2. smarks90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same post I started in 2013 for the 5S launch camp out here has since closed but it looks like people still used it last year. Anyone who "camped" last year: did the lines start forming outside the main food court area again like they did for the 5S launch. Looks like early people in line had no trouble getting a plus last year. Hopefully same will be true this year!!
     
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    I contacted Summit Mall and just heard back this morning regarding the process:

    "Thank you so much for touching base with us regarding Apple's upcoming iPhone 6s Launch. For this release, we will allow individuals to begin lining up outside the mall's main entrance (in front by the fountain at the food court entrance) at 5:00 a.m. this Friday, September 25th. Doors will open at 6:00 a.m. and an Apple representative will escort you the Apple store and stand on line in the area that is sanctioned off for the launch attendees. Please note that no coolers, chairs or similar items will be allowed in the mall."

    so it looks like the "official" answer is lines can begin forming at 5AM. I'll be interested to see how and if they'll enforce this...by 5AM 2 years ago the line was ~125-150. I'm definitely going to be getting there much before this and may do the whole "hang in the car until the last moment or until others get in line" thing.
     
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    If you have a scheduled appointment time, is it necessary to get there that early? I have an 8am window. Not sure i need to be camped out at 5am. If thats the case, i ordered one also just as a backup, i am only coming in store to find out about the iPhone upgrade program. If i like it, i will get it there and return the 6s+ that will arrive on Friday.
     
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    I don't have a reservation so I will be one of the people in the "walk-in" line hoping to get a 6s+
     
  8. cgrad555 macrumors newbie

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    Well I have another one arriving tomorrow if you can't get one. 6s+ 128gb space grey
     
  9. smarks90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks! I'll definitely keep that in mind! I'm planning to be there early enough, and considering this same store got a decent amount of 6+'s last year hopefully I'll be ok. *fingers crossed*
     
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    Good luck buddy! I think you'll probably be good if you get there early enough
     
  11. smarks90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like they're going to try and enforce the whole 5am thing. We're allowed to park here but have to stay in our cars until 5 and then we can line up.
     
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