Who's going to camp outside for the latest iPhone 6s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ciscomata, Sep 2, 2015.

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Are you going to be camping out or pre-ordering?

  1. Camping out

    15 vote(s)
    7.5%
  2. Pre-ordering for sure! =)

    138 vote(s)
    68.7%
  3. I'm waiting on the iPhone 7...

    47 vote(s)
    23.4%
  4. Other option that's not listed here.

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  1. ciscomata Suspended

    ciscomata

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    #1
    Who's going to camp outside for the latest iPhone 6S? I'm going to try but I work from 11AM-9PM at Best Buy Mobile on the launch date and that's only if it launches on the 18th. Either way I still work the 19th. Hopefully I can stay up since I'm going to be activating phones all day. If you are going to camp out. Post which phone you'll get and where you'll be camping out.
     
  2. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I've been told that where I live the nearest store most likely won't have all night queues. I'll be leaving work at 2am, showering and getting changed and then driving over for a 3am arrival. If the person I spoke to in the Apple store is correct then I should be one of the first few there. Leicester, UK.
     
  3. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Preorder ftw. I'll simply wake up and pick up my new 6s waiting for me on my doorstep.
     
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I won't criticize another person's idea of fun, but I'm not going to camp out and I won't even stand in a long line. I'm gonna try to order online when I would wake up normally. That probably means at least a 4 week wait but whatever.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    #5
    Standing in line for hours with strangers is not on my bucket list, never has been. I will preorder when the store opens early in the am and have the phone delivered to my office on opening day, just as I have done for the last 2-3 phones.
     
  6. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

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    OP,enjoy your wait in line. It will be fun,at least to do one time. Who in the hell cares what others do and what's on their bucket list. (Which BTW is a moronic term that came into being due to an awful movie. Imagine if someone had to come up a phrase in the place of bucket list. Would it be a "to do" list. Or is that not hip enough?)
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I've got a job, a wife, and a kid, so no time for such a thing. Also, not a fan of lines or strangers, so not for me. Enjoy.
     
  8. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502

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    Pre-order for me. I work at AT&T so I'll be getting into work around 5:30 or 6 on launch. I'll just have the phone delivered to my location
     
  9. pokerplayer73 macrumors 6502

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    #9
    Pre-ordering as always. Ready at 3 AM EDT. Hoping for ATT website to be up and running smoothly.
     
  10. chrisforpm macrumors member

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    #10
    I've done the line up before for both the iPhone 5 and iPad 3. Enjoyed it both times, you get to meet like minded people who share a love for Apple products. Enjoy and have fun!
     
  11. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    camping out for stuff is so 2010, same with camping out on black friday. I will just preorder it and pick it up next morning whenever i wake up
     
  12. gabo864, Sep 2, 2015
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    gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I work at best buy mobile, too. :p I requested off the 18th (I hope that's when it's gonna be released). I'll try to pre-order, but I need to buy it outright ( I have a concession line with VrZ) if I'm not able to, then I'll have to wait in line.
     
  13. TAI182 macrumors regular

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    #13
    I waited in line for the 5s, and I actually had a fun time. But I pre-ordered the 6 Plus on the Apple Store app, and I received it on launch day. I'm definitely going to stick with the pre-order route for the 6s.
     
  14. TechnicallyTee macrumors demi-god

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    #14
    A smooth running AT&T site???? Have you ordered from the AT&T site before?
     
  15. appleish19 macrumors regular

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    Will definitely be camping out overnight at the apple store. Love the camaraderie and fun times meeting people in line. Besides, who am I kidding Apple already has my money for the 6S+ 128GB. :D
     
  16. pokerplayer73 macrumors 6502

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    That's why I said hoping. Even in the most dire of situations, one can only hope.
     
  17. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    What does it say about the undeniable success of a product that there are people preparing to sleep outside a store just to get one before they've even seen it? I don't what it would take for Apple to ever be in fiscal danger at this point.
     
  18. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    Yes I have and most recently with the 6,it went live several minutes before it was scheduled to. So many of us were able to buy up to 7 crucial minutes before other sites came online.And of course our delivery place was secure ahead of so many others.
    Next.
     
  19. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    #19
    The 5s was the last launch day for me. Unlike your experience, thanks to some idiots in line, mine was horrible.
    I'm hoping that this pre order event goes more smoothly than the one for Apple Watch not too long ago.
    On the positive side I'm sure that lessons were learned from that.
     
  20. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    #20
    I've never seen the fascination or had the urge to camp out for a device but if it's your thing go for it!

    I'm lazy, hate sleeping on shopping centre floors and prefer preordering through my phone or computer :)
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    #21
    No, I prefer not waiting in line, sleeping in line for a phone. No device is worth it especially when you can just pre-order it online.

    I'm not one of those that needs to be the very first to have the latest phone to show off to my friends.
     
  22. TechnicallyTee macrumors demi-god

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    You can have a really good experience with the camping depending on where you are. I camped out for the 5S in NC and went out there around 3am and met some cool strangers that were in line. They were all tech junkies like me so that made for interesting conversation until the Verizon store opened up. I'm thinking the Apple Store camp out is a whole different beast.
     
  23. 617aircav Suspended

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    You do realize that preorders always run out with the first few minutes.
     
  24. ACG12 macrumors 6502

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  25. 617aircav Suspended

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    I got in line at noon last year and was 23rd in line. Cool folks except for the ones jumping line. I spoke with everyone in front of me to get a count. Watched ESPN all night on someone's laptop.
     

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