the wait, how long?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by retrospects, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. retrospects macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    how long did you wait? me i waited 5 min. the guy in front of me had been camping till 6am. i walked up waited for 5 min then went out to eat dinner. i was not even gonna stop but the line was small so i poped in and WAMMY i got my 8gig wonder phone!!!!i love it!!!!!
  2. ChandlerXJ macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    I didn't wait at all, i just walked in, asked if they had it, paid.
  3. lilnyc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    A Fun Wait

    3 hours on iDay, then a little longer as the 1st group went in. I was in the 2nd group.

    Honestly, it was a beautiful day and I enjoyed the experience. It was fun watching people stare at us, and there was a cute little dog in line with us that got a lot of attention. I wouldn't trade the wait.
  4. retrospects thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    yeah i was a little bummed because i took that friday off because it was my b-day and i did not want to wait all day but it turns out that i did not have to. it was an amazing day for apple fans!
  5. earthsick macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    central nj
    12 hours....was it necessary? Probably not...but it was a fun experience and a fun story to tell
  6. retrospects thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    thats awesome!! if it was not my b-day i would have camped!! ^_______^
  7. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    2 hours, 37 min.

    Got in line at 4 pm, doors opened at 6, I was out the door at 6:37.

    A cousin of mine camped out - spent 18.5 hours there at the no. 2 spot in line. He was out the door by 6:20.
  8. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    5 minutes.

    My sister's boyfriend works at the Apple Store, and I had him email me when things died down if they had any left. He emailed me around 7:30, and I went in about 45 minutes after that, and there was a girl at the front ready to help someone. The place was packed, but most people were just looking. Since she had one of the PDA things for scanning my credit card, I was in and out of there in no time.
  9. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    Zero Minutes!

    Went to a Tigers game and then stopped by the Apple Store afterwards.
    Walked in around 11pm and was in my car with my iPod by 11:05
  10. bennifer3000 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    It's not as fun 'just getting it' but yeah, I just got it.
  11. Djmx macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    Got there at 330 waited till 6 got out around 7! it was soo fun everyone was clapping and video cameras outside ppl watching us.. Pretty fun Experinced. i'd never think i'd wait in line but i did!! it was COOL! :p oh yea this was on iDay!
  12. fallingskye macrumors member


    Jul 1, 2007
    3 hours on Friday at an at&t and then by the time I got to the front they had about 7 4gb and no 8gb. Went to the apple store first thing the next morning and got an 8gb with no problems.
  13. NemoMac macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2007
    I arrived at the AT&T Store at 5:50 on Launch Day to scout it out and saw a longish, but manageable line. After all, not everyone in line was going to buy one, they might be with someone else. I was given #35 to prove I was legit and had a good time chatting with the other enthusiasts.

    By 6:20 I was in the store, back out the door and meeting up with some friends for dinner. The waitress at the restaurant was impressed with my manliness (as were my friends, but she was cuter) and helped me find a plug to charge the phone with. It became much more fun once I got home and activated it though, haha.
  14. billchase2 macrumors 68000


    Feb 28, 2006
    Ann Arbor
  15. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    I bought mine a week after iDay. There were about 20 people in line, I was the second to last. I got there at about 8:50 am. At 8:55 they opened the doors and we all got iPhones. After I was paying for a case, one of the guys was telling someone else that they only had one phone left, this was at 9:07.
  16. macaddicted macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2002
    Down on Copperline...
    Four hours at an AT&T store. But I had a great time. Came up about 5 people short of getting an 8gb (Sold the 4gb to my dad, who is a tech nut like me, but just not quite not as much of one). I got an 8gb later.

    The "local" Apple Stores are local only on the scale of "local" in Southern California.
  17. MyJelleo macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2007
    1 week 4 days and still waiting. I ordered mine online and it hasn't even gotten into "prepared for shipping" status yet. I'm thinking about ebaying it.
  18. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
    Started waiting the day I first heard "rumors" of a phone made by Apple.
  19. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    I drove 45 minutes the 2nd day the iPhone was issued....nobody at the store but me on a Saturday morning :D
  20. The Prise macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007
  21. exNavy macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2007
    Valley of the Sun
    Check this out,

    I went THE DAY AFTER they went on sale and late around 3p.m. The store had at least 30 just sitting there. 4 and 8gb.

    Apple never said there was a shortage. I don't get the people that camped out for this. Must be nice to have that kind of free time. I'm envious of that.
  22. Gonzlobo Suspended

    May 9, 2007
    Went at 8pm on iday... didn't wait at all. It was totally worth it.
  23. lilnyc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    I got it on iDay, but wasn't able to play with mine until 3 days later b/c I had house guests. :eek:
  24. bigdz68 macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2004
    Bay YAYrea
    Well over 18 hours! Perfect way to spend my days off too!
    What a blast in line it was! Best group ever around me to chat with! Plus the guy in the front of our line got arrested for being drunk!

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