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    Question, with past apple iphone releases how big were the lines waiting for you to get that latest iphones? I'm thinking of waiting in line at the apple store in chandler mall but i dont even know if there would be a line to wait for or how it all typically goes down? anyone in phoenix/tempe experience any of this on launch day? opinions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    Question, with past apple iphone releases how big were the lines waiting for you to get that latest iphones? I'm thinking of waiting in line at the apple store in chandler mall but i dont even know if there would be a line to wait for or how it all typically goes down? anyone in phoenix/tempe experience any of this on launch day? opinions?
    When the 4s came out, I was able to walk in Biltmore Apple Store and grab one. The lines already cleared by lunch. I would think San Tan apple store might be better for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evorc View Post
    When the 4s came out, I was able to walk in Biltmore Apple Store and grab one. The lines already cleared by lunch. I would think San Tan apple store might be better for you.
    I was at the Arrowhead store for the iPhone 4 launch... got there about 5:30 am... store opened at 8:00 am ... home by about 9:30 am.
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    I live in Chandler and when the 5 came out every place was either sold out or had long lines. I waited in line at AT&T by chandler fashion center, was asked what size and color I wanted. I was told there were only 2 left and by the time it was my turn they were all gone. Someone in front of me decided they wanted a lower capacity. I was lucky to get the last one from best buy later in the evening and this was after searching all day for one in stock somewhere. Of course I wanted a 16gb, probably would have been easier to find a 32 or 64.


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    Quote Originally Posted by piranhadonna View Post
    I live in Chandler and when the 5 came out every place was either sold out or had long lines. I waited in line at AT&T by chandler fashion center, was asked what size and color I wanted. I was told there were only 2 left and by the time it was my turn they were all gone. Someone in front of me decided they wanted a lower capacity. I was lucky to get the last one from best buy later in the evening and this was after searching all day for one in stock somewhere. Of course I wanted a 16gb, probably would have been easier to find a 32 or 64.


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    im planning on going to chandler mall apple store to get it or the verizon store across the street, what time were the lines at? im thinking of maybe waiting in line at chandler mall but i dont know what time to go or if there is even going to be a line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    I was at the Arrowhead store for the iPhone 4 launch... got there about 5:30 am... store opened at 8:00 am ... home by about 9:30 am.
    was there already people in line by 5:30? generally since the store is inside where to people line up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by evorc View Post
    When the 4s came out, I was able to walk in Biltmore Apple Store and grab one. The lines already cleared by lunch. I would think San Tan apple store might be better for you.
    is san tan a little less people filled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    was there already people in line by 5:30? generally since the store is inside where to people line up?
    When I was there for the iPhone 4 launch, yes... probably 150 people in line ahead of me. Since the mall is closed (most stores don’t open until 10:00 am), people just line up down the mall streaming away from the Apple store...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    is san tan a little less people filled?
    I can’t say, as I’ve never been there... but since there are 3 Apple stores in the east valley and only one on the west side, I’d expect the crowds to be a bit smaller - more stores to handle the traffic.
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    Hey Chandler peeps! I lived there when until I got out of grade school. According to Google street view, the neighborhood around Frye Elementary has changed a LOT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    When I was there for the iPhone 4 launch, yes... probably 150 people in line ahead of me. Since the mall is closed (most stores don’t open until 10:00 am), people just line up down the mall streaming away from the Apple store...

    damn well i guess ill be waiting in line around midnight lol expect to see me at chandler mall at 1am haha omg i kinda hope im not the only one waiting there like a dummy haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    damn well i guess ill be waiting in line around midnight lol expect to see me at chandler mall at 1am haha omg i kinda hope im not the only one waiting there like a dummy haha
    I'd go if didn't live all the way out in Cave Creek. The nearest apple store by me is at Scottsdale Quarter. I'm pretty sure that one will be real busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    im planning on going to chandler mall apple store to get it or the verizon store across the street, what time were the lines at? im thinking of maybe waiting in line at chandler mall but i dont know what time to go or if there is even going to be a line?
    I went about 40 minutes before they opened, so I have no idea what time they started standing line.


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    What time though does the actual mall open up so you can line up? I would be interested in putting together a team for Chandler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Sosinski View Post
    What time though does the actual mall open up so you can line up? I would be interested in putting together a team.
    The Apple stores open up at 8AM so I would expect the malls to open at that time as well in order for customers to get into the store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    The Apple stores open up at 8AM so I would expect the malls to open at that time as well in order for customers to get into the store.
    I haven't done the cattle call lineup since iPhone 4, but the Arrowhead Towne Center was open when I got there at about 5:30. Lots of olds olds walk inside the mall before the stores open. They were really confused by several hundred people liked up in at that hour.


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    I remember a pretty good sized line for the iPhone 5 release at Arrowhead Mall. I live close by and happened to be in the mall for an unrelated reason. It wasn't a line like you see in the ads, but it was quite crowded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Sosinski View Post
    What time though does the actual mall open up so you can line up? I would be interested in putting together a team for Chandler.
    aahh i wish i still had my imore shirt or id wear that to the line. do you know more info on where we'd be lining up? if people are already waiting? i need details! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    aahh i wish i still had my imore shirt or id wear that to the line. do you know more info on where we'd be lining up? if people are already waiting? i need details! lol
    Dennis you're overthinking this LOL!


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    Dennis you're overthinking this LOL!


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    I can't help it! there are so many emotions running through me right now. I feel like a girl on her period :/ where's my twix bar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    I can't help it! there are so many emotions running through me right now. I feel like a girl on her period :/ where's my twix bar!
    LMAO!


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    LMAO!


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    I'm like devising all these plans to make sure i get the phone on launch day, going to work with no sleep at all...sending my fiance over to line up at the verizon store across the street while i line up at apple and see who gets the phone first (for me of course) lol i dont have a phone right now sold mine to get the 5S and im going through withdrawals. i need to be in line and get that phone :P im going crazy waiting lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennisgarcia View Post
    I'm like devising all these plans to make sure i get the phone on launch day, going to work with no sleep at all...sending my fiance over to line up at the verizon store across the street while i line up at apple and see who gets the phone first (for me of course) lol i dont have a phone right now sold mine to get the 5S and im going through withdrawals. i need to be in line and get that phone :P im going crazy waiting lol
    Yeah I couldn't be without a phone then my mom would have no one to bug and she would be freaking out LOL.


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    Yeah I couldn't be without a phone then my mom would have no one to bug and she would be freaking out LOL.


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    my mom only facebooks me when she needs me -_- lol ever since she got her first iphone its been candy crush and facebook...oh and the occasional "how do i" text.
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    I am in the far west valley so I will be going to arrowhead mall. It's my first launch too so I'm pretty excited! I have been devising a plan since the 5s announcement. I have been waiting on this upgrade since may so I am now impatient.
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