1. iphonemilk's Avatar
    Hey all,

    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 11:06 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    They will have phones to sell. Check out this link: http://www.theiphoneblog.com/2009/06...3g-info-video/
    06-09-2009 11:26 PM
  3. infenit101's Avatar
    The 3gs won't be a big hit like the first two iphones. That $99 3g will eat into it's sells.
    06-09-2009 11:35 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    The 3gs won't be a big hit like the first two iphones. That $99 3g will eat into it's sells.
    Don't be too sure about that. I thought the same thing last year since the only improvements were 3G, GPS and casing. I was dead wrong. People will be lining up next Friday for sure. No matter what Apple does with the iPhone - people will buy it.
    06-09-2009 11:37 PM
  5. smileyboy's Avatar
    I will be ordering mine online. Don't want to stand in line this time
    06-10-2009 12:17 AM
  6. JustinHorn's Avatar
    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.
    06-10-2009 12:49 AM
  7. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I'll be in line at Apple!
    06-10-2009 01:16 AM
  8. PhxBlue's Avatar
    I'll be in that line.
    06-10-2009 04:04 AM
  9. OmariJames's Avatar
    Hmm no. Not doing what I did last year. I stoodin too many lines for nothing.

    I'm waiting a month or two.
    06-10-2009 09:20 AM
  10. iphonemilk's Avatar
    I'll be waiting in line in manassas park va

    Yeah bad ash is right , on paper technically this is a bigger update . With the 3G we got 3 things. 3G, GPS and a new body thats it. This year we are getting way more....

    Can't wait!!
    06-10-2009 09:43 AM
  11. Watcher's Avatar
    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 09:52 AM
  12. Jeremy's Avatar
    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.
    I understand what you are saying but I disagree. It will still sell a ton. The first day so many people were ordering it jacked up Apple's site and you could not even order... The only reason there may not be as big of lines as last year is because last year you could not order online and have it shipped directly. Don't make the mistake of thinking there won't be lines.

    I don't care what people say now, if they will upgrade or not - in the end they will.
    06-10-2009 09:55 AM
  13. iphonemilk's Avatar
    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
    Phone
    Mp3 player
    And a camera?

    Don't step back in time step forward
    06-10-2009 10:05 AM
  14. jamesus's Avatar
    I can proudly say that I will not be doing that this year. My upgrade isn't until 7/12, so I will be waiting the month to save a few hundred dollars...
    06-10-2009 10:12 AM
  15. Watcher's Avatar
    I think the name itself speaks volumes: iPhone to iPhone 3G to iPhone 3G S. The "S" sounds like an afterthought to me. Apple said themselves they wanted a few of these things on the 3G but they basically ran out of time.
    06-10-2009 10:20 AM
  16. Jeremy's Avatar
    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?
    I don't agree with this. There are a lot of people out there who care what the device looks like and that is fine, but in no way does it make them look "dumb". Many people look at it and say it's the same! To each their own but in this world, like I said in my post yesterday on the front page - looks matter. Ask anyone who works in a AT&T or Apple store and they will tell you just how many people think it's the same.

    Now if I took that quote in the wrong way, then I apologize.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 06-10-2009 at 11:23 AM.
    06-10-2009 10:21 AM
  17. Jeremy's Avatar
    I think the name itself speaks volumes: iPhone to iPhone 3G to iPhone 3G S. The "S" sounds like an afterthought to me. Apple said themselves they wanted a few of these things on the 3G but they basically ran out of time.
    The name actually goes along with a old Apple computer that had a S after it's name. The full name escapes me at the moment. Just read about it the other day. Think it was Gruber talking about it.

    And I never heard that quote from Apple saying they ran out of time, can you provide a link?
    06-10-2009 10:23 AM
  18. JustinHorn's Avatar
    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 12:43 PM
  19. chobbs1's Avatar
    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 08:03 PM
  20. Gennew's Avatar
    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?
    06-10-2009 08:20 PM
  21. eratanun's Avatar
    Gennew, i spoke to a rep at my local Apple store today and asked the same thing. He told me as long as I reserved it online, there will be one waiting for me when I get there to pick it up.
    06-10-2009 08:24 PM
  22. Gennew's Avatar
    Gennew, i spoke to a rep at my local Apple store today and asked the same thing. He told me as long as I reserved it online, there will be one waiting for me when I get there to pick it up.
    That's good to know that we'll be guaranteed a phone, but ATT seems to make it easier to pick one up at their store. What would be a good time to get to my Apple store? I can wait an hour or so, but I dont want to wait too long.
    06-10-2009 08:28 PM
  23. iphonemilk's Avatar
    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
    06-10-2009 09:57 PM
  24. twrobinette's Avatar
    I'm going to the AT&T in bmore!!
    06-11-2009 01:45 AM
  25. smileyboy's Avatar
    I'm not sure what I want to do. If I keep waiting i"ll end up standing in line
    06-11-2009 02:09 AM
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