1. chocolateyum's Avatar
    I want to get that phone as soon as possible when it's released (or even before it's released but I assume that isn't possible). What's the quickest way to do that? I'm in US.

    Thanks.
    07-23-2013 10:49 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Hang out in San Francisco bars and hope some Apple employee leaves one by mistake...

    Otherwise, be on-line early in the morning when they start taking pre-orders, and hopefully you'll be lucky enough to have one shipped to you for delivery on the same day they go up for sale in stores.
    07-23-2013 10:51 AM
  3. John Yester's Avatar
    LOL I saw the thread title, thought to my self the same thing about seeing one in a bar lol.. Went to reply and saw you posted the same thing
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    07-23-2013 12:47 PM
  4. fatfury's Avatar
    I've never has to stand in long lines on release day. I just go to a carriers store that isn't visited often. Every city has a store like that somewhere.


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    07-23-2013 01:51 PM
  5. chocolateyum's Avatar
    I assume things ship faster through Apple store online than say at&t online (I'm renewing my contract and getting the phone through it). You guys think that's right?

    Thanks for all the help everyone.
    07-23-2013 10:43 PM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    I assume things ship faster through Apple store online than say at&t online (I'm renewing my contract and getting the phone through it). You guys think that's right?

    Thanks for all the help everyone.
    ​Nope, they all ship together at launch.
    07-23-2013 10:58 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    Hang in there. The new iPhone will be out in just a few short months.
    07-24-2013 07:38 AM
  8. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I have gotten all my phones on launch day by pre-ordering with AT&T.
    07-24-2013 07:44 AM
  9. aera's Avatar
    Best idea is to pre-order the day pre orders start. If you really want it on release day I suggest being as close to the front of the line as possible for the pre-order. I got kind of lucky with my 4S purchase, just strolled into Sams Club (sister store of wal mart) and they had a few left that weren't on hold. And for my 5 I was working a delivery job and had a stop near best buy the day per-orders started, swung buy dropped my deposit and was first on the list for release day.

    Another tip to consider is they will be shipping more 16GB models than anything else so if you go up to 32/64GB you may have a greater chance. this was the case at best buy on release day when I went to pick up my pre order. They had only received 18 of each color for each carrier all of which got pre ordered and then some. Yet had 5 32GB and 2 64GB of each model for each carrier that no one even pre ordered. So you could have walked right up to the counter and purchased those models no line, no issue.
    07-24-2013 09:29 AM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    If you don't find one in a bar in SF which you probably won't. Be ready to pre-order.
    07-24-2013 10:47 AM
  11. fatfury's Avatar
    I still say find a store that isn't frequently visited often. I always just walk in and grab one soon that people who pre order being that a lot of the times pre order shipments get delayed. Has always worked for me.


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    07-24-2013 11:00 AM
  12. Massie's Avatar
    I still say find a store that isn't frequently visited often. I always just walk in and grab one soon that people who pre order being that a lot of the times pre order shipments get delayed. Has always worked for me.


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    This is exactly what I've always done. Means getting up early but has always worked.
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    07-24-2013 07:25 PM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    I still say find a store that isn't frequently visited often. I always just walk in and grab one soon that people who pre order being that a lot of the times pre order shipments get delayed. Has always worked for me.
    I can’t argue with the logic... but I’ve been pre-ordering devices for quite a while now and have never had one delayed... YMMV.
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    07-24-2013 08:16 PM
  14. Guacho's Avatar
    ​Nope, they all ship together at launch.
    I've heard too many horror stories from people who oredered through carriers, I'd say ordering thru Apple is a safer bet..
    07-24-2013 08:31 PM
  15. Eileen89's Avatar
    I've heard too many horror stories from people who oredered through carriers, I'd say ordering thru Apple is a safer bet..
    Only problem I ever had was when I tried placing my preorder for the iPhone 4 in a AT&T corporate store. They messed it up and I ended up getting it in the store on launch day. I've since preordered through Apple and never had any problem getting my iPhones delivered on time. I like sitting at home sipping on my AM cup of coffee as I wait for the FedEx truck to pull up with my new toy on launch days.


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    07-24-2013 08:48 PM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    Only problem I ever had was when I tried placing my preorder for the iPhone 4 in a AT&T corporate store. They messed it up and I ended up getting it in the store on launch day. I've since preordered through Apple and never had any problem getting my iPhones delivered on time. I like sitting at home sipping on my AM cup of coffee as I wait for the FedEx truck to pull up with my new toy on launch days.
    Ahhh, another vote for "living the high life".
    07-24-2013 09:05 PM

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