Supply for iPhone X is low, will you line up overnight for it?

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  1. Starfyre, Aug 18, 2017
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    Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    As the question states... if iPhone X is all of what you feel it will be... will you be lining up outside the Apple Store to get one given supply will be limited? If so, have you lined up before for other phones or will it be your first time?
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 603

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    Hell no, I have better priorities in life. I'll preorder if possible.
     
  3. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    There won't be any iPhone 8 in stores at launch. Same like the Jet Black version last year.
     
  4. Infiniverse48 macrumors 6502a

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    If the supply rumors are true, it may be exclusively available online, because frankly, if stores received them then there would only be a few per store most likely, and that would result in a lot of angry fans. The 7s will be in stores though I'm sure. Actually, getting customers in the door would probably result in more 7s sales because they wouldn't want to leave empty handed.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Not a chance. At the price it will be selling for they should be lining up to sell it to me. If I buy it I'll just order online for delivery. Simple.
     
  6. chscag macrumors 68030

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    No way. I wouldn't line up at an Apple Store for anything they were selling. Apple Stores are bad enough just going inside to buy things in the normal way or to visit the genius bar. Like the others have stated, if I want an iPhone 8 I'll either order it or wait 3 or 4 months after it's released to buy it.
     
  7. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    If supplies are low what makes you think stores will have that many in stock??
     
  8. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    OP probably very new to the pre-order system
     
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I think the only people who line up are the ones who enjoy the line experience. It's much easier to just wake up when preordering starts online, take 5 minutes to place an order, go back to sleep and wait for it to be delivered to you.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    This is a big part of it. Some line up beside its turned into a tradition more than anything in hopes of achieving the newest iPhone. Unfortunately, scalpers have taken away from the experience if there was any stock to begin with. But preordering online has become increasingly popular over the years and more simplistic.
     
  11. s2mike macrumors 6502

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    Even though I’ve been in the Apple Upgrade Program for the last two years (with AT&T), preordering/reserving the iPhone 8 isn’t an option for me because my carrier is T-Mobile (switched a few months ago) and T-Mobile customers don’t have the option to preorder/reserve. So, in order to get the phone on launch day, I’ve basically gotta be one of the first people in line.

    I’ve got nothing better to do, so I guess I’ll take a shot and try to wait in line. I stay up all night anyway, so it’s not a huge deal. Still sucks that I can’t reserve an iPhone through the upgrade program like the other carriers can.
     
  12. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    No.
    I would spend that time on playing more SC2 than waiting a damn phone that will cost over 1000 USD.
     
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    Never lined up for a phone, but I will be smashing the refresh button in the minute leading up to the online release!
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I just use the mobile application. It appears quicker Over the desktop site (And usually is up and running Over the desktop site when it goes live) and I am able to quickly put my order in without issue.
     
  16. kamikazeeMC macrumors newbie

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    Currently using a Galaxy S8+ so I don't have the Apple Store app (or did I miss it on the play store, been awake for a long period). Maybe I can borrow someones iPad or something, don't want to be stuck with a long wait if there's long supply times!
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It's an available download on the App Store and is much improved Over the years. I use it for all my orders and preorders, no crashes or issues. It's also straight forward with selecting and not convoluted for what you want to choose for purchasing.
     
  18. akash.nu macrumors 603

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, you can't do the "Apple upgrade program" thing within the app right?
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Truthfully, I don't know the answer to that. As I don't use the Apple upgrade program. But I don't believe so.
     
  20. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    If stock is low, no way in going to queue overnight, only to to be told there's no more stock left as I near the shop. Online pre order as usual.
     
  21. akash.nu macrumors 603

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    I've never used it either but was considering for the iPhone 8, I'll actually create a separate thread.
     
  22. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    I used to do the "line up" routine but, it became increasingly difficult to get the new models that way. So, I vowed to never wait in those Apple release lines again. I'm sticking with pre ordering (if available) or ordering it online with Apple. That, too, has become increasingly more difficult. So, like you, I may have to wait a few months or more to get it then. The problem here is, that if I've waited long enough I might as well wait, for the next big thing. And the process repeats. LOL
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    I've seen others making that same comment . . . must be true.
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    I'm taking my chances with online ordering. Either it works or I end up (like online ordering with my iPad Pro) waiting for a future shipment at a later date. It's becoming more difficult to get an Apple launch day product on launch day. As another poster commented, in part thanks to the scalpers out there. The only thing that will stop scalping is people not paying exorbitant prices for this stuff. As long as there are people, out there, willing to pay the price scalpers will exist.
     

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