1. KingBuick's Avatar
    I have never pre-ordered an iPhone or any phone before. This is because I've found that during launch weekend and pre-order week and continuing thru mid October, the phones are in low supply at stores and online.

    I'll wait until early to mid November, or even as late as March. By these times, I expect my local Apple Stores to have enough of a supply in stock for me to buy the 6 Plus 128 GB Space Grey VZW.
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    09-12-2014 11:11 PM
  2. miketko's Avatar
    Cool story bro 👻👻
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    09-12-2014 11:18 PM
  3. Raptor007's Avatar
    I didn't, and have never pre-ordered an iphone in the past. I just wasn't sure the hype was worth it and was on the fence about it. Since I am on vacation next Friday I was thinking I would hit the local Verizon store at opening time and see if they have any in stock. What's the worse that happens I have to order one and wait. I use Verizon Edge and was looking at moving to AT&T for Next since I like to upgrade (often) so it comes down to which carrier at the opening bell.

    As to your thoughts on enough stock at the local apple store, it really depends on how many people are in line before you, but I did read they were doing something different with the Que this time around so hopefully it will be better.
    09-12-2014 11:19 PM
  4. Bro-row's Avatar
    I need to see them in person to make the choice. I know I want the 6 plus but am nervous that it will be cumbersome in my pocket while lifting weights and at work. Don't get it twisted, I am dying to pre-order and always have in the past. However, this time there is a choice.
    09-12-2014 11:33 PM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    I did but my wife won't she's just gonna wait she wants to see and hold both before deciding


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    09-12-2014 11:43 PM
  6. Flow39's Avatar
    I didn't, and have never pre-ordered an iphone in the past. I just wasn't sure the hype was worth it and was on the fence about it. Since I am on vacation next Friday I was thinking I would hit the local Verizon store at opening time and see if they have any in stock. What's the worse that happens I have to order one and wait. I use Verizon Edge and was looking at moving to AT&T for Next since I like to upgrade (often) so it comes down to which carrier at the opening bell.

    As to your thoughts on enough stock at the local apple store, it really depends on how many people are in line before you, but I did read they were doing something different with the Que this time around so hopefully it will be better.
    What are they doing different with the queue? Separating into Pre-Ordered vs. Non Pre-Ordered or something? I hope not, I didn't preorder and was planning on being first in line.
    09-13-2014 12:01 AM
  7. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I'm not pre ordering either, but am definitely getting a Plus.

    iOS 8 will be plenty to wet my appetite until mid November or December and I'll pick up the new phone before the end of the year without hassle.
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    09-13-2014 04:07 AM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    What are they doing different with the queue? Separating into Pre-Ordered vs. Non Pre-Ordered or something? I hope not, I didn't preorder and was planning on being first in line.
    They attending some sort of electronic ticketing rather than paper because it should work better for tracking inventory. In past years about an hour before store opening they went down the line with a box of cards and each card represented 1 phone in inventory (cards specified carrier, color, and capacity). If they didn't have the card, you were out of luck. This year it will be similar but instead of a physical card, it should be an email or text with your reservation. Then rather than having to stay in line until you got the phone, you should be able to leave the line and come back later with your text or email reservation and pick it up. This supposedly worked with the physical cards as well but I've seen random reports that some people would come back later with their card and Apple wouldn't have the inventory because something got mixed up. That should hopefully be fixed by having an electronic card tied directly to their inventory system.
    This has nothing to do with the pre-order vs non-pre-order stock. The stores will have separate lines for each but the inventory they are coming out of is separate.
    09-13-2014 11:25 AM
  9. Flow39's Avatar
    They attending some sort of electronic ticketing rather than paper because it should work better for tracking inventory. In past years about an hour before store opening they went down the line with a box of cards and each card represented 1 phone in inventory (cards specified carrier, color, and capacity). If they didn't have the card, you were out of luck. This year it will be similar but instead of a physical card, it should be an email or text with your reservation. Then rather than having to stay in line until you got the phone, you should be able to leave the line and come back later with your text or email reservation and pick it up. This supposedly worked with the physical cards as well but I've seen random reports that some people would come back later with their card and Apple wouldn't have the inventory because something got mixed up. That should hopefully be fixed by having an electronic card tied directly to their inventory system.
    This has nothing to do with the pre-order vs non-pre-order stock. The stores will have separate lines for each but the inventory they are coming out of is separate.
    Cool, thanks for the heads up!

    Also, if I did end up being first, would I still be first into the store, or would the pre-ordered people get pulled out separately and get theirs first?
    09-13-2014 11:27 AM
  10. Raptor007's Avatar
    I need to see them in person to make the choice. I know I want the 6 plus but am nervous that it will be cumbersome in my pocket while lifting weights and at work. Don't get it twisted, I am dying to pre-order and always have in the past. However, this time there is a choice.
    Having had a Note 3, which is very close in size to the 6+ it will really depend on the case you use and that is why having multiple cases based on the occasion and need is helpful. You may want a thin and light case for weightlifting and a stronger thicker case for work (depending on your job) so the size won't be an issue UNLESS you wear Skinny Jeans (guys you know who you are).
    09-13-2014 11:40 AM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Cool, thanks for the heads up!

    Also, if I did end up being first, would I still be first into the store, or would the pre-ordered people get pulled out separately and get theirs first?
    You'll probably be first into the store. Last year I was first but there were no pre-orders or order and pick up in store for the first day. I think there were pre-order for the 5, but I was only about 10th in line so I didn't notice.
    09-13-2014 11:44 AM
  12. reeneebob's Avatar
    Having had a Note 3, which is very close in size to the 6+ it will really depend on the case you use and that is why having multiple cases based on the occasion and need is helpful. You may want a thin and light case for weightlifting and a stronger thicker case for work (depending on your job) so the size won't be an issue UNLESS you wear Skinny Jeans (guys you know who you are).
    I actually got AppleCare for the first time. I've never pre ordered before, and since I went with the Plus I decided to go with AppleCare. That way if I go caseless to keep bulk down and something happens it's no big deal.
    09-13-2014 11:50 AM
  13. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I have never pre-ordered an iPhone or any phone before. This is because I've found that during launch weekend and pre-order week and continuing thru mid October, the phones are in low supply at stores and online.

    I'll wait until early to mid November, or even as late as March. By these times, I expect my local Apple Stores to have enough of a supply in stock for me to buy the 6 Plus 128 GB Space Grey VZW.
    I won't be. I tried on pre-order launch day and it was a mess for me (as it was for many). I couldnt get in so I gave up. I am attempting to get the day off and will line up with hopes of grabbing one!
    09-13-2014 11:57 AM
  14. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    In past years, in-store pickup starts *after* launch day. Pre-orders get shipped to individuals rather than stores. Online purchase w/in-store pickup (w/Apple) starts later - within a few days to weeks. There should not be any pre-order line on launch day.
    09-13-2014 12:06 PM
  15. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    In past years, in-store pickup starts *after* launch day. Pre-orders get shipped to individuals rather than stores. Online purchase w/in-store pickup (w/Apple) starts later - within a few days to weeks. There should not be any pre-order line on launch day.
    They changed that up this year and allowed per-orders for in store pickup on the 19th.
    09-13-2014 12:53 PM
  16. eh-up's Avatar
    I'm not / haven't.

    I started out not wanting a bigger phone but had decided I could live with the 4.7 as it wasn't that much bigger. Then they showed the better camera and the landscape views. This left me completely undecided.

    I've since downloaded the template and I think the 6+ is going to be fine for me. I rarely make calls without my earphones in so wouldn't have to suffer the 'huge phone stuck to my head' problem.

    Long story short, I'll wait until I can try them both out and see if the plus will be OK for me. Of course, I'll then have to endure months of ridicule from all my friends that have heard me argue that there is nowt wrong with the 4 inch phone
    09-13-2014 01:41 PM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm did not and will not pre-order. In a couple of weeks, I'll walk in a store, be it an Apple Store, Verizon Wireless or a Walmart, to name a few, and just buy it. I'll find one somewhere. I always do...
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    09-13-2014 02:09 PM
  18. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'm did not and will not pre-order. In a couple of weeks, I'll walk in a store, be it an Apple Store, Verizon Wireless or a Walmart, to name a few, and just buy it. I'll find one somewhere. I always do...
    Yeah but we'll all get to taunt you next Friday
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    09-13-2014 02:13 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yeah but we'll all get to taunt you next Friday
    Ah, dang. That's messed up (laughing)...
    09-13-2014 02:23 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Not me! Gotta wait for my Verizon upgrade in January. And, no, I don't want to do EDGE. But hey, I'll get iOS 8 and I can read your reviews for 4 months. Y'all just leave me a Space Gray 64 gb iP 6 Plus.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-13-2014 02:32 PM
  21. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I didn't, and have never pre-ordered an iphone in the past. I just wasn't sure the hype was worth it and was on the fence about it. Since I am on vacation next Friday I was thinking I would hit the local Verizon store at opening time and see if they have any in stock. What's the worse that happens I have to order one and wait. I use Verizon Edge and was looking at moving to AT&T for Next since I like to upgrade (often) so it comes down to which carrier at the opening bell.

    As to your thoughts on enough stock at the local apple store, it really depends on how many people are in line before you, but I did read they were doing something different with the Que this time around so hopefully it will be better.
    Are you jumping off the Note 4 bandwagon for this one? I'm really thinking about it, too. They did just enough with this for me to want to leave Android, probably for good.
    09-13-2014 03:31 PM
  22. Mizzlia's Avatar
    I had to pre order because t-mobile talking about they only getting the 16 and being that I was opening an account I wasn't about to dish out 800 to Apple for an unlock so yeah should of just gotten it on at&t
    09-13-2014 03:58 PM
  23. Raptor007's Avatar
    Are you jumping off the Note 4 bandwagon for this one? I'm really thinking about it, too. They did just enough with this for me to want to leave Android, probably for good.
    I surprised myself on this with a change of heart overnight. I was set to the Note 4, but as I watched the keynote and realized there were benefits and what I could gain from it plus the resale value is higher and well I just bought a new MBP w/ SuperDrive & an Airport Extreme so I am in the process of migrating all of my data so I can move back to the MAC.
    09-13-2014 06:30 PM
  24. JakePleasants's Avatar
    I didn't preorder but I'll be at the store bright and early to make sure I get exactly what I want (Space Gray 128GB 6 Plus).
    09-13-2014 06:40 PM
  25. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I surprised myself on this with a change of heart overnight. I was set to the Note 4, but as I watched the keynote and realized there were benefits and what I could gain from it plus the resale value is higher and well I just bought a new MBP w/ SuperDrive & an Airport Extreme so I am in the process of migrating all of my data so I can move back to the MAC.
    I was all set on the Note 4, too. Even after the Keynote, which I didn't watch much of, I was still on the Note 4 bandwagon. Then I started reading up on the 6 Plus a little more, and decided to watch the Keynote in full. It really has a TON of what I want in a phone. I've used iPhones a lot - I've had the 4, 4S, 5, and 5S - and do like them. I just always felt lost in that small screen. Now with the 6 Plus, the screen isn't an issue, and the hardware is beautiful, and the OS is rock solid. Plus that camera should only be an improvement in an already impressive camera. I've also decided to pick up a MacBook Air, and the continuity between the two will be phenomenal. I also feel like Apple would provide me with a better base on sticking with something for more than 3 months, which seems to be my habit with Android phones.

    Now I just hope my local AT&T store has a 64gb on Friday.
    09-13-2014 10:04 PM
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