What time are you waiting in line for your iPhone?

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  1. modernmoments macrumors member

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    I had issues during pre-order and will have to wait in line. I'm debating what time to get in line. Anyone with experience standing in line? How much in advance is a "safe" bet?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Depending on which model you are going for I would do the following:

    iPhone 6 = 3am

    iPhone 6+ = 12am
     
  3. modernmoments thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking midnight also for the 6+. I'm ok with that.
     
  4. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you bring your own portable toilet.
     
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    ^ lol. If it's a major store don't think you'd have to be there that early
     
  7. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    5am. Apple is planning to sell 80million phones. You should be fine.
     
  8. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I'm not going to wait in line just to get a phone. I placed my order this morning and I'm just going to wait 3-4 weeks.
     
  9. modernmoments thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm actually waiting at an AT&T store instead of an Apple Store. Apparently, the Apple Store can't sign people up on AT&T Next according to their online store. Is that true?
     
  10. bigthanbigger macrumors regular

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    iphone 6 64 gold

    7 Am friday -

    my mall less people
     
  11. BeSweeet macrumors 68000

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    I'm looking at 4AM on Friday, but not until I contact a few T-Mobile stores on Thursday to see if they know anything about what they'll be getting, if anything at all. Otherwise, I'll see what my local Costco has to offer when they open at 10AM.
     
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    I was the second person in my local mall, started lining up at midnight last year, and I was one of the lucky ones owning a gold iPhone :eek:
     
  13. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    I have a feeling that most of the forum here would react like this to that proposition:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. griffinmeyer macrumors member

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    I'm getting to my local Verizon store (in a small-medium wealthy Southern California town) around 4 PM on Thursday and camping out there for the night. The ONLY reason I'm doing this is because I'm wanting the 6+ 128GB Space Grey (which I believe sold out fastest), and also because last year, my store got NO Gold iPhone 5S's. I'm expecting my store to get at least one of them, but also I'm not expecting them to get more than one, so being first is really my only option.





    Or I guess I could wait until November... :(
     
  15. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you want to do that? That's the sane option.
     
  16. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Don't kid yourself. The Plus is going to be as rare as hen's teeth on Friday. If you want to snag one, you'd better line up real early. The scalpers are going to be all over this launch like white on rice, especially to get the Plus.
     
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  18. eric18 macrumors member

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    I think if you are getting the 6, as of right now, showing up a few hours early should be adequate. The online order system shows that almost every store near me (Southern California) has the 6 in stock in multiple colors and sizes! Granted, this will probably change as more people order and choose in-store pickup in the coming days before launch.
     
  19. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I think the 6 will be easily able to be found.
     
  20. BeSweeet macrumors 68000

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    Did did you go about seeing what each store has?
     
  21. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Wouldn't count on it.
     
  22. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    How come?
     
  23. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Even Apple is expecting demand to be far higher this time than in previous years. The botched pre-order snafu is an early indication too. It's more than likely that the Apple stores will sell out of both on launch day.
     
  24. Liisa01 macrumors member

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    All of the people in line for the 6+ will settle for the 6 once it sells out.
     
  25. meihcydna macrumors regular

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    I preordered my 6+ 64gb with ATT Next on Apple's website on the 12th. I'm pretty sure they can handle it in-store as well.
     

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