What day to lineup for AirPods?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by chfilm, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. chfilm macrumors 65816

    chfilm

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    hi,

    I preordered them, but I don't wanna wait until the 29th, but want them for xmas.
    Do you think with the public announcement made that they'll be available in stores next week- do they mean on Monday??
    What day are you gonna start to hit the stores?
    I live in Germany.

    With the ip7+ JB it was in fact really faster to go to the store and get it there than ordering it online - by a whopping 6 weeks!
     
  2. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    No one knows, you have to get lucky more than likely to tell the truth just like the Pencil.
     
  3. Hooterville macrumors 6502a

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    I would get in line NOW ! Just kidding.........
     
  4. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I have a 12/29 delivery as well but I'm going to try going on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week since these seem to be the earliest delivery dates for the lucky few who got them early.

    My Apple Store is 5 minutes from my house so it's no big deal to go every day if I have to. We'll see if I get lucky!
     
  5. Salty Pirate macrumors 6502

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    Saw something that indicated Monday the 19th in some retail stores. Not all. These are gonna be hard to get.
     
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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  7. chfilm thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    Why not? I'm already waiting in line. And I don't care if I have to miss Christmas to preserve my place. Family can wait, AirPods are my priority right now.

    Seriously these aren't just any earphones. These are special with technology I've been lusting after for years.
     
  9. macduke Suspended

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    I ordered mine but since I didn't check early enough (9am) they aren't getting here until January 12th. I'm going to check out the student book store at my work on Monday which has a mini Apple Store type thing inside, and if I get lucky then I'll just cancel my order.
     
  10. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I'm trying my local apple stores Monday and Tuesday cause I got a Jan 12th date. If i can't find any next week it leaves me almost a month to decide if I really want them.
     
  11. BensonTT macrumors regular

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    LoL! I wouldn't even buy these if they were a dollar at the dollar store
     
  12. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you would.
     
  13. ShadowYYZ macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think we all need them first day or is it just Impulsive to try them out? I want a pair but I think I'm being impulsive. I rarely used my headphones at work. It looks very nice though I do love new products. Thoughts? Oh, I might go hunting for them too..
     
  14. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    For me, 80% impulsive. Apple have managed to market products in a way for people to get emotionally attracted to them, rather than process it as a logical purchase.

    Some of the clients I work for, albeit in the automotive industry, are now designing cars in the hope to try market to peoples emotions, rather than just purely needs (and checklist of features). People seem to follow their heart much more than their head, so it is a good strategy.

    Once you are emotionally attached, you even start to ignore/defend the flaws of the product. Quite scary when you think about it ;).
     
  15. Stereo macrumors member

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    Impulsive. I'm fine the wired EarPods, but a wireless version sure would be nice. I'm buying because of the convenient factor.
     
  16. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Judging by the report on this web site it looks like they're going to be available for sale in store including third party retailers starting Monday.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2016/12/15/airpods-in-stores-monday-december-19/
     
  17. Phightinphils, Dec 16, 2016
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    Check your local Apple store(s), Best Buy, Authorized Apple Retailers (SimplyMac, etc.) and you shouldn't have a problem getting a pair Monday. I really don't think they're gonna go fast enough to prohibit walk-in customers from picking up a pair. Many don't want to pay the $170 and/or are waiting for the BeatsX.

    If I get a pair this week I'll likely sell once the BeatsX releases but for now it'll be fun to experience the W1 chip. Given that I do get a pair, I'll 100% be ordering a Spigen Strap [http://imgur.com/a/8XTvv] on Amazon.
     
  18. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    People line up outside of my local store EVERYDAY regardless if anything new has been launched recently.

    Like easily 20+ people are standing waiting on the doors to open anytime I go by.
     
  19. Phightinphils macrumors 6502

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    Extremely weird. Luckily I live within 10min of 2 Apple Stores in each direction along with another 30min away on top of the usual Best Buy and Authorized Retailer so the odds are in my favor come Monday.
     
  20. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah I have 6 stores within 30-40 minutes, can't even count the BestBuys. I have 4 sets that are supposed to be delivered Wednesday but I may just have to stop by the Apple Store Monday morning, and either cancel the other order or sell them to someone else.
    I dunno, depends on what I have going on Monday I guess.
     
  21. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Stores in US all open early next week, even before some people have to be at work so they need to be included in any rush. Plus college folks are on recess I am pretty sure as well.
     
  22. edlex macrumors 68000

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    What time do they open next week?
     
  23. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Lots of retailers and malls are opening around 8:00am, cannot say for sure individual stores in malls will do so. Check online, there has to be a listing for each store's hours.
     
  24. ascender macrumors 68020

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    That's probably to get a Genius Bar appointment - the same day appointments are dished out on a first-come, first-served basis.
     
  25. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    You could also return them instead of selling, if you were willing to cancel.
     

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