What time should I wake up tonight?

iphone joe

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 10, 2011
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East coast here. What time should I get up? 2:50 or 2:55? How much time do I need to prepare?
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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I would actually would wake up at least 20 to 25 minutes early. It's hard to say how the servers will respond to this much activity.
 

Jimpilot

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Sep 11, 2014
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No
I'm counting on the IUP preapproval to get me through quickly. I'm going to get up about 10 minutes early and go sit next to my router with my phone. Then open, close, open repeat as required until it pops up.
 

ckurt25

macrumors 6502a
Mar 25, 2009
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Grand Rapids, MI
Depends on how and where you are ordering.

From your phone on the app and in bed and you're going back to sleep? Then 2:50 - 2:55 is probably fine. If you need to order from a computer, in another room and/or leave not to disturb a SO, then a few more minutes might be necessary.

I'm ordering from in bed, on the phone and hopefully going right back to bed. That's if there isn't too much adrenaline pumping through me. I'm getting up at 2:50 EDT.
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
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I suggest 15 mins early. There have been those odd times where the preorders go live 5-10 mins early.
 

Mikeeee

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Sep 27, 2017
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East coast here. What time should I get up? 2:50 or 2:55? How much time do I need to prepare?
2:00

10 minutes pushups
10 minutes sit-ups
10 minutes brain exercises
10 minutes knuckle cracking
10 minutes reviewing order plan
10 minutes in standby/ready mode

Order like a drunk at last call
 

AppleZombie

macrumors 6502a
Oct 27, 2012
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SoCal
There will be plenty of X's for release day. Wake up at your regular time, brew some coffee and then order through Apple.com
 

dumastudetto

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Aug 28, 2013
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This will be the biggest ever iPhone launch. Tens of millions of people are going to be trying to win the iPhone X lottery. I hope all of us MR members will get what we deserve, because we are the most loyal and passionate Apple customers.