View Poll Results: Will you wait in line on launch day of iPhone 5?
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Hell Yeah GOTTA HAVE IT!
Hell No that's what pre-orders are for
I can wait a week or two
Who's waiting in line on launch day?
OK what I really want to know is Who is going to wait in line on launch day? I went to my first ever launch for the iPhone 4 and I waited in line 8 hours. My legs hurt, I was tired and hungry but I got the iPhone that very day. I swore I would never do it again but now with the iPhone 5 I find myself weirdly tempted. I know to bring my iPad or laptop, some snacks and maybe a tiny folding chair. The only thing keeping me from breaking the promise to myself is I don't have the money lol. So who is actually going to line up for it on launch day? and how many launch day events have you been to?
- 09-14-2012, 01:47 PM #2
- 09-14-2012, 02:53 PM #3
- 09-14-2012, 03:00 PM #4
On launch day, I will stroll into the HHGregg Store that is maybe a mile and a half down the street from where I live, and physically handle the iPhone 5 for a few minutes. If I like it, I will ask if there are any in stock and if there are, I will purchase one on the spot. If not, I will come back a week or two later. I'm in no rush because, as I've stated numerous times before, I'm content with my iPhone 4S.
- 09-14-2012, 03:11 PM #5
- 09-14-2012, 03:14 PM #6
- 09-14-2012, 03:16 PM #7
- 09-14-2012, 03:19 PM #8
There not be a line. You can walk right in the tons of retail stores selling the iPhone 5 and be out in mins. I've did it for the 4 and 4S on launch day. Walked right in Best Buy and upgraded. This isn't 2007 anymore. Walmart and Best Buy had plenty 4S's in stock.
- 09-14-2012, 03:21 PM #9
- 09-14-2012, 03:26 PM #10
I pre ordered this year out of laziness I was going to go down on launch day but figured why when it can be delivered on launch day .. So line or no line don't matter although some people might have it a couple hours before me Owell at least I don't have to go anywhere
- 09-14-2012, 03:31 PM #11
I waited in line overnight for the Xbox 360 on its launch a few years back. I will never wait in line for a phone. I pre-ordered from VZW last night. If I didnt have to work I would probably have went into the store just to check out the craziness though!
- 09-14-2012, 03:36 PM #12
- 09-15-2012, 01:03 AM #13
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- 09-15-2012, 07:22 PM #16
honestly its not a big deal.
my local best buy was open at 8am. on launch day of the 4s.
there was a total of 7 people there. (including me) but apple didnt send 64gb ones.
at&t and Verizon had them but not best buy.
im not waiting in line.
i pre ordered the 5 64gb black at&t.
i preorderd instore (best buy) and he said i was the first one to pre order for at&t.
so as long as apple sends them ill have mine at 930am(mall opens at 10am) and dont work until noon friday =).
- 09-15-2012, 07:49 PM #17
So, nope. no waiting in lines for me either In fact when i was getting ready to get the 4S last year, it released on Oct.14th (? if i rem correctly) and i actually waited till Nov (4th) to make my purchase.
- 09-15-2012, 08:16 PM #18iMore Nanite
- 6 Posts
I guess it really depends on where you are. In NYC there's no way you're just walking into an apple store and leaving with an iphone on 9/21. The cube will be an actual madhouse. I won't even want to walk past it next friday. Maybe an At&t store that isn't too well known and even then, everyone tries to go where they think no one else will. I'd love the fanfare of waiting on line overnight for it with other apple lunatics but it was just easier to pre order.
- 09-16-2012, 02:26 PM #19
I've always pre-ordered in order to guarantee that I get one but I have always selected to pick it up at the Apple Store. I love the excitement, anticipation and crowd that is present on launch day. Plus I usually have it in hand and am using it by 8:15 - 8:30 am. However, Apple quit offering the "pick up in store" option with the 4S. Now when you pre-order the only option is to have it shipped. The problem I have with that is that they will only ship to your billing address. I wanted it shipped to my work address since nobody will be home. The result, I'm taking the day off so that when it comes I'll be here and I'll be able to use it. It would kill me if I was at work and knew the iPhone was sitting on my porch and I had to wait until I got home to get my hands on it.
- 09-16-2012, 02:33 PM #20
Not me! I waited in line when the iPhone 4 came out. I feel like every Apple fanboy/girl should wait in line (at an Apple Store) for at least one product in their life. It's sort of a religious experience.. it makes you feel like less of a dork for waiting in line for something when you are surrounded by 100s of people that are as well. I met a couple cool people in line too..
- 09-16-2012, 04:08 PM #21
- 09-16-2012, 04:34 PM #22iMore Intermediate
- 228 Posts
I'm gonna queue up. I bought my 3GS at the Apple Store a week after launch, and it was an oddly cool experience getting my phone right from the mother ship. I preordered my 4S last year, but it just wasn't the same.
I figure with the inflated cost of the early upgrade, it's not likely I get the 5S, but instead will wait for the 6, so this'll be the last time I experience new phone glory for two years. In this case, I'm gonna bust my launch day cherry & join the crowd.
- 09-16-2012, 04:37 PM #23
If anyone is at the Eaton Center in Toronto I'm going to be there at 8AM when the store opens. I want to take a picture of how long the line is and see how many people are there. I'll be texting from there too so if you want add me and let me know you're there I'd love to meet another iMore person. I would so wait in line again even though I vowed never to again after iPhone 4 launch. However this time I would take some food, a laptop or iPad and some friends to share jokes and wait in line. However I don't have the cashflow to get it on launch day this year so I'll be going back at noon to see if I can get hands on and take some pictures of the beast.