UK Queue on 19th at Apple Store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mac2thefuture, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    Hi, for the first time since the first iPhone i've failed to get a date on release day - the one i wanted wasn't available for pick up either, i can't wait 3/4 weeks :eek: No choice but to queue up at a store, wait and pray......

    I'm looking for some advice, coming from the North:
    Anyone every done Trafford Centre /Arndale / Liverpool before ?
    What time do queues start?
    Do you have to wait outside?
    What time do they let you inside?
    Any other advice you can offer?
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    You can reserve online to pick up in store.

    https://reserve-gb.apple.com/GB/en_GB/reserve/iPhone/availability

    Both liverpool and manchester still have all but the gold 16GB 6, neither have any 6+ models.
     
  3. mac2thefuture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I want the 64 GB Plus

    This thread is mainly for advice on queuing in the rain/wind or what ever - nerver done it - looking for soul mates....
     
  4. Rlong405 macrumors member

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    I queued at Liverpool 1 for the iphone 5.
    I got there at 2:30 / 3am and was probably about 100th in the queue.

    Order of the queue is maintained by people's integrity until about 4:30am at which point Liverpool 1 staff set up metal queuing system and led the queue (in order) into that system.

    They also provided a number of umbrellas for people. At about 5am the apple staff arrive and they start asking you what phone you want including colour and size and give you a ticket accordingly. It was max 2 per person at the time.

    Then at about 7:30am people came round with free coffee and bacon sandwiches.

    Liverpool definitely had a nice vibe. I've never queued at Arndale or Trafford but I have read some horror stories of people getting crushed.
     
  5. mac2thefuture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Liverpool store isn't actually inside a centre is it?
     
  6. Rlong405 macrumors member

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    No it isn't although there is a 24 hour car park underneath (albeit expensive)
     

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