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    Default Launch Day: Pre-Order or Wait In Line?

    For all the people out there who are Apple product fanatics (pretty much everyone on iMore), on launch day, do you prefer to wait in line or pre-order the next iPhone? Is it something you'd stay up all night in line with a bunch of strangers to get, or would you you rather stay at home in your PJs and buy it online and avoid the lines?
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    Buy online for me.
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    Default Launch Day: Pre-Order or Wait In Line?

    Wait in line? Heck no!......I have no problem waiting a week or two and then walking in a store and buying what I want or ordering online via my carrier or the Apple Store. Waiting in line on launch day? Ain't happening...lol
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    Default Re: Launch Day: Pre-Order or Wait In Line?

    If I was getting the 6, I think waiting in line would be fun.
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    No lines for me.. I'll wait until it hits my local telus store then I will purchase it then
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    Pre-order for me and I don't care if I get it on launch day. I don't have time to wait in long lines.
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    Default Re: Launch Day: Pre-Order or Wait In Line?

    Buy online is the best i think
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    Default Re: Launch Day: Pre-Order or Wait In Line?

    I'm going to wait in line this year for the iPhone 6, looks like it'll be a fun experience
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    Default Re: Launch Day: Pre-Order or Wait In Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apple_iOS View Post
    I'm going to wait in line this year for the iPhone 6, looks like it'll be a fun experience
    I've waited in line the last several years. For the amusement factor mainly. You meet all sorts of people who also love Apple stuff and I've never had any trouble getting someone to hold my place in line for a bathroom trip, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    I've waited in line the last several years. For the amusement factor mainly. You meet all sorts of people who also love Apple stuff and I've never had any trouble getting someone to hold my place in line for a bathroom trip, etc.
    I read through last year's "Official Waiting in Line for the iPhone 5s" thread and there were lots of people saying how friendly the people are in the lines
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple_iOS View Post
    I read through last year's "Official Waiting in Line for the iPhone 5s" thread and there were lots of people saying how friendly the people are in the lines
    You probably saw my posts then. I gave occasional line length estimates over the course of the night. I've actually run into some of the same people each year which is fun.
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    If I'm bored enough, I would wait in line just to pass the time and possibly meet new people along the way.


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    I had a blast waiting in line last year but I only went several hours prior to opening. That still placed me third in line.


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    I will more than likely be waiting in-line if Apple decides not to do preorders like last year. That was ridiculous. Any other year they allow preorders a week before and it's at your door on release day. THATS what I like.
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    Default Re: Launch Day: Pre-Order or Wait In Line?

    Waiting in line seems like such an archaic use of time now...but I get the appeal of being part of the "hype" and experiencing the event first hand...I'll be pre-ordering as usual.
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    I'm not sure yet, but If I wait in line, I might have a chance to be in a Samsung commercial....SMILE
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerdl View Post
    I'm not sure yet, but If I wait in line, I might have a chance to be in a Samsung commercial....SMILE
    Gotta get those digs in hey lmfao
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    Never been in line for an iPhone. But when my son was a bit younger we waited in line for the R2D2 Droid. He loves star wars, it was pretty fun. When I retire I'm gonna have to do it just once.
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    Default Re: Launch Day: Pre-Order or Wait In Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by finn5975 View Post
    I had a blast waiting in line last year but I only went several hours prior to opening. That still placed me third in line.


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    Nice. If I go and wait, I'll probably end up showing up at about 9-10 PM the night before. I was reading through a forum on MacRumors and it said at my local Apple Store last year there were only 3 people lined up at 11:30 PM, so I'd probably be first in line haha
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    Pre-order if they are available for pre-order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highrisedrifter View Post
    Pre-order if they are available for pre-order.
    I hope for many peoples sake it is available..
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    I got to experience waiting in line last year and it was great! I had fun but...it's waiting...in line...so no I probably won't do it again. At least I can say I've done it though.


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    I waited in line for my first iPhone in 2009...I'd love to do it again but it's not feasible.
    I'll order online and pick up in store, if that's an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    I waited in line for my first iPhone in 2009...I'd love to do it again but it's not feasible.
    I'll order online and pick up in store, if that's an option.
    Well that sounds like fun. Wish I could have experienced that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Lima View Post
    I hope for many peoples sake it is available..
    I hope it's available for pre-order so the lines won't be as nuts as they were for the 5s


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