What time on Friday to buy @ Apple Store?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BWhaler, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    Anyone know what time the new iPads go on sale on Friday?

    Some years they were available only after 5pm, other times the iPad's were available when the store opened.

    Anyone know what time of day on Friday Apple will start selling iPads?
  2. Payton3485 macrumors member

    May 1, 2010
    I think someone mentioned 8am but I am not 100% sure. I'm sure someone here will confirm.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Some years? Other times? There have been TWO other ipad models launched.... Just sayin..

    Back to your question - NOTHING has been stated OFFICIALLY as far as anyone knows.

    The 8am was from a poster who knew a guy who was in charge of mall security.

    I bet within ten minutes of there being official word, something will be posted on the Macrumors.com home page as well as a giant thread here asking when to line up. You'll need to try really really hard to miss it.

    Last year I believe the announcement of what time they'd be available wasn't until Thursday.
  4. jp700p macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    That was my post: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1338415

    While my friend is 100% certain that is the date, I am not 100%. Again, he was the one who correctly told me about iPads going on sale at 5pm last year because he has lots of police friends and there was a police officer during the event (His police officer friend told him he was there at 5pm to guard the ipad sale 6 days before the event).
  5. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    5 PM makes more sense for an iPad launch. This year it seems they have tons of stock though, so I wouldn't be surprised if they did an 8 AM launch.
  6. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    I was chatting with an Apple store employee in my area and he seemed to think they would go on sale in the morning, but of course we all know they are often the last to know about these things.
  7. ano0oj macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    If you're not in line already you're not getting one. :d
  8. 1080p macrumors 68030


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    The only time it has been at 5pm is for the launch of a band new product line.

    iPhone (1st Gen)
    iPad (1st Gen)

    I think the next time we see a 5pm launch will be for an Apple branded TV set.
  9. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    lol in a tent now, how did you know :p
  10. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    It may be available when the store opens since they didn't specifically mentioned 5 pm availability.
  11. SeanZy macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2008
    Wrong. The iPad 2 was at 5pm. The 3G original iPad was at 5pm. Not the wifi models.

    lol i love people that talk so positively like they are right.

    Anyways i would put my bets on an 8am launch, 5pm doesnt make much sense this year since they are offering preorders and that would allow only about 4 hours of time to pick them up.
  12. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    iPad 1 was released on Saturday when store opened.
  13. SeanZy macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2008
    yep iPad 1 was released in the morning. Then when the 3G model came out weeks later, the 3G model was the one sold at 5pm.

    as well as the iPad 2.
  14. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
  15. AlPlPlLE macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2012
  16. Rogue. macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    Telford. UK.
    I don't think time is the issue here. If your not through the door before the stock disappears it could all be over by 9am anyway :D
  17. AlPlPlLE macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2012
    I wonder how many the Apple Stores are getting. I know it may differ, but I wonder.
  18. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    our store does not open until 10am so are people thinking they'll open early ???
  19. AlPlPlLE macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2012
    I think the stores open earlier for appointments so it's not impossible to see an 8am launch. And I could be wrong about this but wasn't the 4S launch at 8am? I dont remember.
  20. Azzin macrumors 601


    Jun 23, 2010
    London, England.
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I wandered in to my Apple store and bought a 64 gig 3G model at about 11.30am on the iPad 1 launch day (Friday from memory).

    No pre order and I waited in a short queue for about 15 minutes.
  21. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    wow you got lucky. Did ipad1's sell out faster than the ipad2 or did apple just make more ipad2's???
  22. Beedough macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2012

    I received an email from Apple early this morning announcing an 8:00am Grand Opening for the new Highland Village location in Houston on March 16th.
  23. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    You need to check each Apple store as they can have special hours when the iPad is released.
  24. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    Nice to hear! Can you upload a pic??
  25. GarryBacon macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2009
    United Kingdom
    What about the iPad 2? Haha!


    I made this post with a poll and people seem it to be 9am or store opens..


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