Official TiPb Standing in Line for iPhone 3G S Thread
This will be my third iPhone and every year I go to my ATT store at about midnight and camp it out for a little get together with some local people.
Thought I would start a thread of people who are NOT buying it online and planning on going in.
My first question is will the stores have them on the 19th and will they allow the selling of them in the morning as they have done the passed 2 years?
Has anyone called an ATT store yet?
I will call mine tomorrow and ask.
I also noticied that you can pre order and have it reserved at a store?
If this is true this would be the fastest way to get one
I'm going to pre order mine then go wait in line and pick it up....
- 06-09-2009, 10:26 PM #2
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I will be going to the South Beach store in Miami to take pictures and what not for my blog. I'm not even getting a phone until July 12th so I can get the full discount, but my girlfriend will be buying one on launch day since her iPhone 3G was lost/stolen like 2 months ago. I'm thinking the line will not be as crazy as last year on July 11th due to all the preorders, but I'll be there to find out.
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I don't think this year is as big as last year's upgrade from the first iteration of the iPhone. Number one, when they bring out a new phone, the most important thing that creates a difference in everyone's minds is the DESIGN. This they did with the 3G but not this time around, which at least gives the impression that there is not much of a difference, even though there may be. Trust me, the 3G S will NOT sell as much as the 3G did. Watch... you'll see by next year when the 4G comes out, if they indeed call it that. The buzz is NOT the same this year for the 3G S as it was for the 3G.
- 06-10-2009, 08:55 AM #12
I don't care what people say now, if they will upgrade or not - in the end they will.
Yup, I agree with Ash
Look simply put by saying something like design matters is calling a lot of people dumb. Yes it would be cool for a new body BUT if the current one is fine why change it?
In ALL honesty when I bought the 3G I had a certain medium to high level of disappointment because there weren't enough internal upgrades to the iPhone
Back then I would have loved to see a faster CPU and video, heck I was screaming for video at last years WWDC but we never got it, this is by far the biggest upgrade yet, when we combine the 3.0 software with the new 3Gs there will be literally no talking points other mobile owners can use to say "oh well this is better then the iPhone because of this"
We've covered a lot of "lacks" this time around
I think I've got this whole "3Gs disappointment" thing figured out
I THINk people are so butt hurt because ATT won't let them upgrade for a cheap price that they are lashing out and saying it's a bad phone and trolling forums an comments and making excuses as to why this is not good
I mean I literally saw some people say, "better camera ?who cares I can go buy a new camera"
Ummm isn't that the whole point here people so we don't walk around with a
And a camera?
Don't step back in time step forward
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Now if I took that quote in the wrong way, then I apologize.
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 06-10-2009 at 10:23 AM.
- 06-10-2009, 09:23 AM #17
And I never heard that quote from Apple saying they ran out of time, can you provide a link?
- 06-10-2009, 11:43 AM #18
They should have called it iPhone 3G C, since it's the 3rd phone. Kind of like my Apple II c I had way back when
About not selling as much I doubt this. I have a feeling the lines might not be quite as long due to the preorder and being able to get it on June 19th without having wait in like 5 hours+++.
The iPhone has been selling like hot cakes, so just b/c you have a 3G and don't want to upgrade doesn't mean there aren't others that due. The big sales will come from 1st gen users upgrading and just lots of new people coming to the iPhone from other non iPhones. I mean even my Mom is going to get one in September when she is eligible for the $299 price on the 32GB!!
- 06-10-2009, 07:03 PM #19
I agree with Ash. This phone will sell. If the lines are smaller it is only because of the many many people that bought online, like me.
And, as many 3G owners have already done, after the initial disappointment of not meeting all the rumors, people will slow down think about it, then order their 3Gs's
- 06-10-2009, 07:20 PM #20
Which is easiest, pre-ordering at an ATT or Apple store? I pre-ordered at my local Apple store, but I hear that ATT will open up at 7am only for pre-orders and will have another line for walk-ins. Should I switch my order to ATT? I don't want to wait in one huge line with those who didn't at my Apple store if I pre-ordered. Is going to an Apple store a bad idea?
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I'm goin with the ATT route since I know I can get it at 7am
Most apple stores around here are in malls and you have to wait for the mall to open up
On topic with this new model, I think a big thing people are misplacing is that this new model will be better for gaming hands down. I mean me playing games on a 3Gs will be better then someone on a 3G
This upgrade is like a gameboy advance to a DS. Not a DS to a DS lite which is what essentially the 2G to 3G upgrade was
I'm looking forward to seeing how my games play on more RAM and a better CPU
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