Your experience: UK reservation queues at previous launches

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MrSingh, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. MrSingh macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2010
    someone mentioned in the UK ip4 thread that it would be cool to get this kind of info so lets put ACTUAL EXPERIENCES (NOT theories) in this thread.

    here's what i reckon would be useful info for those like me who are visiting UK Apple Stores on 24/6:

    > Did you reserve or not?

    > What product where you collecting and which store was it?

    > What time did you get there and how long was the reservation/non-reservation queue at that point?

    > How long did you have to wait until you got into the store?

    > How long did it take them to process your reservation/non-reservation?

    > What time did you leave and how long was the queue at that point?

    > Please tell us about any issues you faced or, god forbid, if the reservation wasn't honoured.

  2. Drummy macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Can you add something like "Did you reserved or not" as a question for people like me who haven't reserved and want the experiences of those who were just walk-in customers?
  3. C8XY macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2008

    iPhone 3G, Kensington High Street, London.

    6:30AM, 5 People

    Doors opened at 8:02, in pretty quick being at front.

    I was an upgrade from original iPhone, the server/computer system was very slow

    got out about 9ish? Queue was very long - probably past 5/8 shops approx, wasnt single file either :eek:

    16GB was very limited, less than 20! lots of disappointment, additional delivery turned up that morning!

    Oh and someone was dishing out Krispy Kremes :D
  4. MrSingh thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2010
    Done :)
  5. MrSingh thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2010

    thanks for taking the time to write that up mate.
  6. copydeskcat macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    Anyone got any experience of the various Glasgow O2 stores?
  7. MrSingh thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2010
    likewise, i would like to know if anyone queued for a reservation at regent street and how long they waited...i wonder how long i will be waiting given i will be turning-up late afternoon.
  8. smr macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Shropshire, UK
    My experience of the 3GS launch at the Birmingham Bullring Applestore last year:

    I didn't have a reservation.

    I arrived at 07:30 to find a queue of about 20. We had free Starbucks coffee! There were probably about 50 in the queue in total by the time they opened at 8am. Those with Personal Shopping appointments went in first. I was allowed in the store about 8:30 for a play on the display 3GSs, and then started the upgrade process at 9am. My O2 contract upgrade and activation took about 20 minutes.

    In all it was a smooth, very well run operation!
  9. XiXora macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2009
    iPhone 3GS 16GB at O2 store, Swansea.
    12:15PM, no queue.
    0 seconds.
    2 minutes.
    12:17PM, no queue.
    No issues at all, except feeling like a geek!
  10. MrSingh thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2010

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