UK iPad launch info

Discussion in 'iPad Launch Meetups' started by macforbusiness, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. macforbusiness macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone had confirmation of opening times? Rang my 3 local stores a few times over the last cople of days, they have all said no arrangements made.

    They have said the info will go up on the stores website first, has anyone's local store confirmed?
     
  2. GarryBacon macrumors regular

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    Check the Macrumours news feed area. 8am practically confirmed. It will be 8am in the launch countries local time so even if it is 8am in the US, it will still be 8am UK time. Good luck!
     
  3. Stig1990 macrumors newbie

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    I phoned one of the bristol stores today and the guy said they still dont know, i really hope it is 8am not 5pm which seems really stupid to me, doesnt make any sense.
     
  4. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    I can't see how they could open at 5pm. Surely, the queues would be there all day and would be massive causing disruption to other shoppers.
     
  5. FranksWildYears macrumors regular

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    They did for iPad 2.

    This, however, is more or less certain to be 8am.
     
  6. Stig1990 macrumors newbie

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    Thats another reason why it doesnt make sense to me, yes they did it when the ipad 2 was launched, but in everyway its better to be 8am, i just hope everyone thats confident that it is 8am is correct!
     
  7. macforbusiness thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hope to head down to my store for 5am, as the centre opens at 6...
     
  8. tc3nitro macrumors newbie

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    I have just spoken to my local store, they could not confirm the launch time for friday but they did say it would be announced @ http://www.apple.com/uk this afternoon !

    Here's hoping for a 5pm launch like last year ! But if the rumours are to believed it's going to be 8am.
     
  9. macforbusiness thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just spoke with my local store, they said there will be people managing the queue from 4am!!!!

    Deffo an am launch
     
  10. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    I was planning to visit the SOuthgate store in Bath but christ, 4am in the morning. Thats nuts. I was planning to get there for about 6.30
     
  11. robin1989 macrumors member

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    anyone know which stores other than apple will be getting stock in to sell?
     
  12. Camerondonal macrumors newbie

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    Important question! I'd also like some information on this
     
  13. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    I heard that Tescos will be getting large stocks. If so then, will they be releasing Ipads for sale at midnight at their 24 hour stores?
     
  14. FranksWildYears macrumors regular

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    Not a chance unless they want Apple to come down on them like a ton of bricks.
     
  15. tc3nitro macrumors newbie

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    Pretty sure some Argos stores should have them.
     
  16. Stig1990 macrumors newbie

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    Maybe currys and comet? And yea also argos
     
  17. Mikey86uk macrumors 6502

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    I'm going in southgate on Friday to pick up an Apple TV, hope I don't have to que!
     
  18. GarryBacon macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    John Lewis or PC Worlds are the best bet other than Apple.
     
  19. robin1989 macrumors member

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    will take a walk into the town round my university then see if i can get one as im not near an apple store till saturday when im guessing they will likely of sold out
     
  20. Mat246 macrumors regular

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    I spoke to someone at pc world and he said my store won't have them on launch, he said the bigger stores will be first to get them then the smaller stores. Not sure whether to believe it or not but il look anyway he said it took his store a month to get the iPad 2.
     

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