Very quiet launch morning at 14th St NYC(pictures)

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  1. LateAppleFan macrumors member

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    Out of the many product launch days that I've witnessed at this Apple store on 14th st here in NYC, today is the most quiet. It was just after nine in the morning, and there were no lines and very few customers inside. They didn't even create a new billboard atop the building to advertise the new iPad Pro 9.7 or iPhone SE.

    I would have been holding my new iPad this morning if I have skipped the pre-order and just buy it from this store, LOL.

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  2. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    Is there an Apple logo on the store anywhere? If I were visiting NYC and just walking across the street, I wouldn't know that was an Apple Store.

    And I want one of those Apple Pencil trays for holding the pencil, it's perfect, but I don't think they sell them.
     
  3. Channan macrumors 68030

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  4. mtneer macrumors 68020

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  5. Karnicopia macrumors 6502

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    Those do look pretty cool. Not sure if they sell those but I'm liking the look of these and they charge too. Even have a cap holder which is pretty cool that thing would be easy to lose while charging.

    http://www.moxiware.com/products/apple-pencil-dock
     
  6. Rideherhard macrumors 6502

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    iPad Pro 9.7" easy to find in all colours and storage.... iPad Air 2 64GB in silver, sold out everywhere in town, it seems, had to get it at the Apple Store.
     
  7. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you! Yes the little teeny cap and little teeny adapter to plug it into a lightning cable will find their way onto the floor and into the vacuum cleaner within weeks, so this might be a good solution.
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    You march yourself down to that Apple Store and get yourself one right now! Life is too short to be unhappy. Apple or one of the carriers will finance it for you, don't worry, they want your money, lol.
     
  8. masotime macrumors 68020

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    Excellent.... Price drops on the iPad Pro 9.7" should be coming shortly......
     
  9. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I went early this morning to this same store and it had people waiting in line when I got there.
     
  10. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Lol

    Problem is that I just bought a Galaxy S7 Edge and I definitely won't swap it for the SE. I just want the SE to replace my 5s that I use on Wi-Fi pretty frequently. I'm planning on selling a bunch of my old devices to get one, though.
     
  11. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Apple is re-releasing a 3 year old phone design. What did you expect
     
  12. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    The Apple Store I went to was busier, but it was around 4pm. Probably usual business during that hour.
     
  13. theman510 macrumors 6502

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    The pencils are just loose like that? How do they not get stolen?
     
  14. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I think we could have all told you that you can walk in and buy a new iPad nowadays.
     
  15. 617aircav Suspended

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    Wish I had the s7 just for next week when I go to Dubai. Want to use it to film sharks while I swim in the aquarium.
     
  16. shftoptk macrumors member

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    My guess is an rfid chip or some type of tracker/alarm device inside the pencil. But I have never worked there nor visited a store more than a couple of times so I have no idea
     
  17. applesith macrumors 68030

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    From what I've seen in the 5th ave store whenever I go- there is always an Apple person stationed at the IPP table.
     
  18. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    Just fan boys now, Apple product hype besides the signature iPhone every year is dying a fast death.
     
  19. lambertjohn macrumors 6502

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    I dropped into the Apple store near my house in Dallas and it was pretty much empty. I was the only one looking at the iPad Pro 9.7. No one looking. No one buying. At least when I was there.
     
  20. Mainiac macrumors member

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    Wow, even my store in southern Maine was more busy than that.
     
  21. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    No surprise here. Apple decides to deal with rapidly declining iPad sales by raising the price. Additionally, outside of the fanboys here on macrumors, even most iPad enthusiasts were disappointed in 2GB of RAM on a Pro device.
     
  22. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

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    If Best Buy drops the price of the 128gb version by $150, I will upgrade my Air 2.
     
  23. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Get a chopstick holder. Ive seen long utensil trays like that in Chinatown and also a bamboo chopstick carrier that fit the pencil perfectly.
     
  24. AFEPPL, Apr 1, 2016
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    My local Apple store @6pm today was pretty much the same - no one was on the new iPads at all. The desk were completely void of people.
     
  25. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

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    I've seen many pictures on Twitter of stores queued with people looking to buy these new iPad Pros. Some isolated cases of stores less busy doesn't really prove anything more than that store just didn't get the footfall many other stores are getting with this product launch.
     

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