Trafford Centre, Manchester, UK

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  1. Frozentoast macrumors 6502

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    Having missed the pre–order and reserve window due to travelling, it looks like I’ll be queuing once again. Is anyone else coming down?
     
  2. MacMandy macrumors 6502

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    I have a reservation at the Trafford Centre like last year. It's usually quite well organised.
     
  3. rhino7 macrumors member

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    Do they have a separate entrance for the pre-orders? I know that the upper entrance just to the left of Selfridges is the one I've used in the past, when I didn't have a reservation, but I've got an early reservation for this one.
     
  4. MacMandy macrumors 6502

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    Last year the reservation queue was opposite the main front entrance of the Apple Store, so outside the store opposite. It was well signposted with barriers up etc.
     
  5. alanholden macrumors newbie

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    Ill be there, got a reservation for 8:15, this is the first time I'm getting an iPhone on release day :)
    Also getting an iMac so hope i don't cause too much delay... :(
     
  6. rhino7 macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info, much appreciated, but do you know whether it's the same external entrance into the centre as the one used for the non-reservations queue?
     
  7. MacMandy macrumors 6502

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    Both queues are inside the centre.
     
  8. Frozentoast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Found this, which seems to align with how last year was handled. Queues for walk–ins began much earlier in the car park below, then later ushered upstairs in small groups. Once on the bridge —usually an hour before launch— Apple reps confirm the model you wish is in stock (limited to 2 per customer) and assign a reservation:

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  9. stu.h macrumors 65816

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  10. MacMandy macrumors 6502

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    I have a reservation at 10am. Last year ran smoothly, but I'm still going to get there 30 mins before just incase.
     
  11. mypyh4ooo macrumors regular

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    I'm coming down and giving it a go, what time from ?
     
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  13. Frozentoast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Queue forming already, barriers for car park line opening at 10pm. Loitering until then… Link 3 bridge connects between Selfridges and Victoria’s Secret.
     
  14. mypyh4ooo macrumors regular

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    Already ? Thats just ridiculous ..
     
  15. Frozentoast thread starter macrumors 6502

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  16. mypyh4ooo macrumors regular

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    Imagine by the morning..
     
  17. Frozentoast thread starter macrumors 6502

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  18. mypyh4ooo macrumors regular

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    It closes soon though , right?
     
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  20. Frozentoast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The stores are closed but some here have been queuing in the car park since 7:20pm. I think you should be safe arriving at 2:00am.
     
  21. mypyh4ooo macrumors regular

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  22. Srinivasankh macrumors newbie

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    I'm in queue already now!
     

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  23. Holty123 macrumors 6502

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    No not this year pre ordered for the first time our ninth iPhone day, staying in sunny Crington (don't panic it's what us locals call our town) good luck hope you get what you want
     
  24. Holty123 macrumors 6502

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    Any update on how the night went how long was the queue etc
     

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