What is the likelihood of actually getting the 6 Plus on the 19? (SLIM TO NONE)

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  1. Reach9, Sep 12, 2014
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    Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    So i didn't pre-order, nor did i reserve it because of the error "We’re sorry, but this service is currently unavailable. Please try again later."

    The nearest Apple store (it's an average mall-sized one) says that everything is unavailable for reserve and pick-up.
    What are the chances that i'll get the 64GB iPhone 6 Plus space grey (unlocked) if i stand in the line?

    Will there be any stock for that model that hasn't been pre-ordered or reserved?

    How many of you guys are lining up for it? And what time on the 19th would you start?
     
  2. surf2snow1 macrumors regular

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    When I got my 5 I walked right in at 11am and picked one up. They said there was a 30 minute wait when they first opened but the line went away quickly... I've had good experiences so far, but this year I pre-ordered.
     
  3. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Demand for the 6+ is off the charts. The 6 seems to be in a bit less demand but I don't expect supplies in-store to last long on opening day. I'd camp out starting at midnight the day before at least, and I STILL wouldn't be sure I'd get one.
     
  4. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    wow nice! I'm wondering if it'll be sold out before noon. Yeah the demand for the iPhone 6/6 Plus is huge! Good for you for preordering!

    I don't have time to camp out the day before but guess i'll line up as soon as the mall opens, not gonna get much sleep that night lol
     
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    last time I got a new Iphone it was with Sprint (and was a big deal cause it was the first time one went to Sprint)

    anyway I showed up outside of the store about 2 hours before it opened and just barely got one when I got inside
     
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    You don't know that. They could have just produced more 4.7 because thats what they shout would sell.
     
  7. scoop2mylue macrumors 6502a

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    easy if you are willing to wait in line come friday morning like i am, i never have trusted doing the preorders online too much can go wrong, you are not in control like you would be come friday on release day :cool:
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Also, do Apple stores disclose how many quantities of a model they have in stock before the launch date, if you call them?
     
  11. appledude411 macrumors regular

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    People are lining up right now at our local mall, going to wait a week out there. Complete madness.

    No thanks.

    Highly doubt anyone who wants a 6 Plus is going to be able to stroll into the Apple Store on launch day and get one. People who pre ordered at 3:01AM are 21 days on back order lol.
     
  12. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    Every iPhone launch since the 4S I have simply walked in to the T-Mobile store in my city the morning of the launch, asked for the new iPhone, and purchased it without delay.
     
  13. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    I went to my T-Mobile store this morning and they put my name and number on a list. They're calling everyone on the list next Thursday to confirm whether or not they'll have a phone Friday.

    Maybe try out your local carrier store and see what they're doing.
     
  14. justin216 macrumors 6502

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    Depends entirely on the city/area, and how popular your carrier is in your area (or Apple store). Last year I waited in line at VZW on 5s release day, showed up 30 minutes before open and was 4th in line.

    When they opened the doors, there were about 15 people in line, but they had stock of some models through most of the weekend, as I came in the next day in the evening and got my wife an upgrade.

    That said, I drove by the AT&T Store right after I got my 5s last year, and there were about 100 people in that line and they had sold out that day. So it varies a lot, I don't know that there's a definitive answer.

    If I had to guess, being a major redesign and with as much interest as the carriers seem to be reporting, I'd get there early and get comfortable.
     
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    I have a pre-order for a 6+ but delivery isn't until Oct. 6. Screw that, I'm heading over to an AT&T store (probably shorter lines) at around 3AM next Friday. I'll get a bit of sleep then bring my beach chair for the 5 hour wait. I'm confident 3AM will be early enough for a local AT&T store, but only time will tell. :cool:




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  16. OneMike macrumors 603

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    For what it's worth I'd bet space grey will be the most stocked. If you get there early you should be fine. how early depends on location.
     
  17. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Dude, there's no way that's happening with the Plus.
    I expect that it will be just marginally better than trying to get a gold 5S on launch day. The Plus went to 3-4 weeks shipping before the Apple store even went live just from people ordering off the app.

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    Ain't happening with the Plus.
     
  18. rwkleinjr macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on doing the same. Going to absolutely suck if each store only gets a couple 6+ units.
     
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    When I bought my 5s I walked into the Verizon store after work (4:00pm) and walked out with one. Everyone was sold out online.
     
  20. rwkleinjr macrumors regular

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    Seems like this could easily be the case with iPhone 6's. Lots of stock readily available. My gut tells me that every story will only carry a few Plus models, though.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they have a separate stock amount for preorders in store. It wouldn't make any sense to have all the preorders sell out just online and have ZERO walk in stock.
     
  22. Jizzles macrumors regular

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    I highly doubt the 6+ will be readily available especially come afternoon time. The 6? Considering that you can still buy it through Apple for a 9/19 delivery....
     
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    Which model are you getting?
     
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    6+ 64gb
     

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