The next time I buy an iPhone I will be standing in line......

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  1. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

    THE JUICEMAN

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    I have several friends and family that have been enjoying their iPhone 5 all day. But me? The iPhone and gadget fanatic? The one that was up at 3AM pre ordering? I'm still waiting on UPS. Anyone else think standing in line is the way to go?
     
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    I walked into the Verizon store at 4:32 PM. Walked out with mine at 5:17 PM...
     
  4. bwhitta macrumors regular

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    Did you order from the Apple Store? Everyone I know who ordered at 3am from the Apple Store was guaranteed delivery before 10:30am today. Mine arrived at 9:30am. I preordered my 4s through the Verizon site and it didn't arrive until the evening of the launch day. I learned to always order through the Apple Store.
     
  5. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    I waited in line for the last 4 iPhones. I thought I would preorder and sleep at home this time. Mistake. 1510 and still no delivery that was supposed to be here at 1030!!! WTF? Fail!:mad:
     
  6. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I ordered from Apple.com
     
  7. koolhand79 macrumors member

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    I ordered from the Apple store at midnight and still don't have mine. Ups said by 3 and they've already missed that deadline
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The line worked for me. In and out in 30 minutes.
     
  9. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is the experience that I have heard about too. Hindsight.... I am still excited but the time is wearing down on my launch day hype.
     
  10. dasams macrumors member

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    Was yours delivered to a business or residential address? My understanding is that the former got 1030 while the latter got 3 pm. I'm in the latter group and still waiting although it's 3:13 pdt here :mad:
     
  11. Bonez86 macrumors newbie

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    I didn't see anything about a guaranteed delivery before 10:30am but mine finally arrived.

    UPS site said by 4:30pm (end of residental delivery day)
     
  12. bwhitta macrumors regular

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    Mine was a residential address in Florida. I suppose it depends on where you live.
     
  13. EdwardSung macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I dunno. The preordering itself was pretty convenient, but after that came the week of worrying whether the order had gotten screwed up, whether or not it would ship on time, the fact that Verizon somehow got my shipping address wrong, waiting for FedEx, hoping nothing happens to the shipment, etc. Standing in line is a PITA, but at least it's not as drawn out of a process.
     
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    It was a cinch for me.

    In hindsight it was far nicer than all the obsessing pre-order people did.
     
  16. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Residential. It said 3PM or end of day. I consider 6:23 past end of day but as long as it comes today ill be happy.
     
  17. 2IS Suspended

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    I've done both. Waited in line for my 3G and 4

    Pre-ordered/delivered my 3rd gen iPad and iPhone 5

    I will NEVER wait in line again for an i-anything product.

    Sitting in my Air Conditione home waiting for the doorbell to ring, while still being able to work from home, play a game, watch a video and then setup my phone right away once it arrives.

    VS

    Waiting several hours in a line with the sun blazing down on me...
     
  18. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Mine was delivered to a residential address at 9:45am and UPS said "by end of day" on the tracking page.
     
  19. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I stood in line today and met some really cool people. Would take it back in a sec to have been able to preorder with 9/21 delivery.
     
  20. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I had same exact feelings.
     
  21. iRabbit macrumors 6502

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    On came before 10:30am. The other I'm still waiting on UPS for. LOL
     
  22. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That' was 100% my thought process too. But I'm still sitting here phoneless. This is such a first world problem. Lol
     
  23. Dunbar macrumors 6502a

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    Oh the horror of having to wait until 5pm to get your phone delivered. Still beats the hell out of standing in line for hours. Sure, you could try walking into a corporate cellular store and picking one up but there's no guarantee that will get you a phone on launch day.
     
  24. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So it looks like the trend is UPS sucks and FedEx doesn't? Hmm
     

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