Long lines Friday? Better at Apple or AT&T?
I didn't preorder my iPhone 4S because I will be travelling on Friday. I am hoping to somehow get one then. Do you think the lines will be better at Apple or an AT&T store? It seems everyone is opening around 8 am. I remember when iPhone went from 3G to 3GS there basically were no lines. This seems different. The sales are much higher BUT it is distributed over 3 different carriers. Any speculation here?
- 10-11-2011, 10:43 AM #2
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- 10-11-2011, 11:16 AM #4
I used to go to the Apple store to line up early but I ever since they introduced the pre-order, you can't beat it. UPS/Fed Ex show up super early where I live so I can get up, browse these forums over some breakfast waiting for my phone to be delivered while others are up way too early waiting in line for hours.
Now that all of that is out of the way, Apple is the way to go in my opinion.
- 10-11-2011, 11:22 AM #5
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- 10-11-2011, 11:47 AM #8iPhone Beginner
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- 10-11-2011, 12:30 PM #9
One of my coworkers said in the past he's had good luck getting it at the ATT store instead of the Apple Store. But, Pre-ordering is definitely the way to goLove my 5S
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- 10-11-2011, 12:31 PM #11iPhone Intermediate
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I waited in line for hours at the Apple store for the 4, but had to go to work. I went to an AT&T store and the lines weren't nearly as long. There are more AT&T stores to share the load.21.5" iMac (Intel) 32GB iPhone 5 16GB iPad (1st gen) Time Capsule Apple TV 2 iPod Nano (3rd Gen)
- 10-11-2011, 12:33 PM #12
- 10-11-2011, 01:02 PM #13
During a launch a year ago our local apple store was so full if you wanted to enter the store you had to stand in a corral in the mall. when someone left they would call the corral and let the next person walk over to enter the store.
- 10-11-2011, 02:29 PM #14iPhone Intermediate
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I don't need the food, drinks, longer line or party like atmosphere so I am going to my local Verizon Store 1/2 hour before they open..the Verizon Store told me they will have plenty of phones and the lines won't take long, in fact there were times when there were no lines at all on the iPhone 4 release day..Live, Laugh, Love and then there's...Apple!
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- 10-11-2011, 02:44 PM #18Curmudgeon and Former Member/Participant
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