The biggest problem those of us having their iPhones shipped

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kadman, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    So, for all of us who placed Internet orders from for delivery on launch day, how will we receive our applause from Apple associates as we walk into the store?

    Two possibilities:

    1. Have the FedEx guy stand and clap as you open the box on your doorstep. He would have to wear a 3GS t-shirt and lanyard to make it seem more authentic.

    2. Start a Twitter petition to force Apple to send an employee to clap as you walk into your own house to open the box.

    Others options?

    (OK, really I have to say it was really cheezy having the employees clap and I won't miss this one bit. Just having a bit of fun here.)
  2. orange42 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    The employees clap when you buy an iPhone from the Apple store?
  3. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
  4. robothero macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2009
    I won't even be at home when my phone arrives.
  5. Cander macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2008
    I didn't get any claps when I walked out with the first iPhone in my town. :( All I got was an AT&T hat and got hounded by the local news. I felt like such a shill wearing that hat. lol :eek:
  6. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit

    that's crazy I think you just had a really weird store manager there. you do that in the wrong town they will throw you on your $%$. I can't see Steve Jobs or sending out that memo. Attn: employees Apple policy now dictates you clap and cheer when ever a Iphone is sold. that in mind what would the employee have to do when you buy a Mac Book Pro! :eek:
  7. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    In that case I'll be buying a decked out Mac Pro. I expect a full song-and-dance number.
  8. compg318 macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2008
    Isn't it signature required? Apple product we're talking about.
  9. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    A lot of Apple Stores will have the employees "run the line" right before they open (literally run in a pack from the start of the line to the end of the line, high-fiving customers and just being crazy), and then clap as they let groups of customers from the line into the store. They did that at the store by me for the iPhone launchs and for the Leopard launch. It's kinda cool, kinda creepy. :)
  10. ryhno45 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    lol your funny!

    You can always march into an Apple store and demand that everyone clap for you. If not, you will return the phone!
  11. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    Sounds like fun, but I changed my preorder from picking it up to have it shipped to my dad's business so I don't have to be around all day waiting for it. It just seems to make more sense to have it shipped and basically guaranteed to be at your door on the 19th and to be able to set everything up from the comfort of your own home.. that's just me though.
  12. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    I'm starting a Twitter petition because my iPhone doesn't make me breakfast. FedEx man better clap or Ima throw a chair.
  13. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    Regardless of antics, my friends waited in line last year, and won a free touch case and a Belkin DVI KVM. So it can be worth your while I suppose. All depends on the store obviously.
  14. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Wow I will settle for the fedex guy not trying to toss my iphone box on the cement! :rolleyes: if I see him in time he won't even make it out of the truck though. I want a Cool :apple: Hat though anybody want to sign my Twitter petition for that!
  15. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
    Camped out at the At&T store about 5 am on the last release and about the 15 th person in-line . They gave out donuts , water and some At&T promo stuff. For a person that never waits in any line it was fun and we all had a nice time chatting with the employees and folks in line. I actually enjoyed the morning. Scary
  16. theMaccer macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2006
  17. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    The shipped iPhones should include a "launch video" that shows clapping similar to apple store opening / special events.

  18. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Amen brother.
  19. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Hey what about

    you open box streamers and confetti fall down and ballons shapped like apple self inflate and rise up to the sky! :cool: now that would be sweet maybe playing Apple of My Eye :D hey it's just nice to have a fun thread lol
  20. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
  21. Noelmel macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2009
    I wont be home either I gotta work all day. Apparently you can electronically sign and authorize them to just leave it. I read on you just have to print out some paper and tape it to the door. I think once they ship it and theres a tracking number you can do this
  22. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    I'm going to stand in line at the Apple store and ask the GF to get one of those cool 'first' shots like the guy who got the first gen iphone.

    Yeah. That guy.

    Perhaps you lazy bums getting it shipped can do the same :D

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  23. boymom75 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    I think they only clapped with the first gen. I thought it was pretty genius of apple. I don't remember 2nd gen. clapping, though.
  24. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 26, 2008
    California, USA
    HAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO !!! thanks for the good laugh.


    3. Have your GF Youtube film you as the UPS guy arrives and act overexcited.
  25. sd2009 macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2008
    Well done! You paid $600 for a phone! *Clap clap clap*

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