1. iTechHead's Avatar
    Before I get my hopes up what are the chances of me walking into T-Mobile and purchasing a iPhone 6 plus on release day ? I fell asleep during the pre orders lol.
    09-14-2014 01:02 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Consider a few things...

    - Carrier stores will have a far more limited stock than Apple stores will.
    - Carrier stores may not have every variation of new iPhone (color or capacity)
    - Carrier stores may not get any iPhones at all
    - People WILL be camping out before the stores open...may be 1...may be 1,000

    ...if you want a guarantee, you'll need to get there early. How early? Who knows. There are people already camping out in front of one of our Apple stores here in Atlanta right now (if that gives you a gauge at all at how nuts the 19th will be).

    Bottom line, if you want my honest opinion on whether you could get up on the 19th and stroll into your local Tmobile store to get an iPhone 6 Plus, my answer would be slim to none.
    09-14-2014 01:07 AM
  3. iTechHead's Avatar
    Consider a few things...

    - Carrier stores will have a far more limited stock than Apple stores will.
    - Carrier stores may not have every variation of new iPhone (color or capacity)
    - Carrier stores may not get any iPhones at all
    - People WILL be camping out before the stores open...may be 1...may be 1,000

    ...if you want a guarantee, you'll need to get there early. How early? Who knows. There are people already camping out in front of one of our Apple stores here in Atlanta right now (if that gives you a gauge at all at how nuts the 19th will be).

    Bottom line, if you want my honest opinion on whether you could get up on the 19th and stroll into your local Tmobile store to get an iPhone 6 Plus, my answer would be slim to none.
    Better slim than none. Hopefully I can get one thanks for the information.
    09-14-2014 01:55 AM
  4. Flow39's Avatar
    Better slim than none. Hopefully I can get one thanks for the information.
    And don't forget that T-Mobile is stocking ONLY 16 GB models. No 64 or 128 at the T-Mo stores unfortunately.
    09-14-2014 02:40 AM
  5. iTechHead's Avatar
    And don't forget that T-Mobile is stocking ONLY 16 GB models. No 64 or 128 at the T-Mo stores unfortunately.
    I did not know that. I may just have to wait a while then unfortunately.
    09-14-2014 02:46 AM
  6. Flow39's Avatar
    I did not know that. I may just have to wait a while then unfortunately.
    Sorry to rain on the parade, just didn't want you to go in store and be disappointed.
    09-14-2014 02:50 AM
  7. iTechHead's Avatar
    Sorry to rain on the parade, just didn't want you to go in store and be disappointed.
    I understand lol. I'm glad you told me I'll just hang on to the 5s for a little while longer.
    09-14-2014 02:52 AM
  8. Designed4Him's Avatar
    I also heard and seen on tmobile website that if you're a jump customer and order by tomorrow you get priority over everyone else on your iPhone 6 order
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    09-14-2014 03:04 AM
  9. Raptor007's Avatar
    Consider a few things...

    - Carrier stores will have a far more limited stock than Apple stores will.
    - Carrier stores may not have every variation of new iPhone (color or capacity)
    - Carrier stores may not get any iPhones at all
    - People WILL be camping out before the stores open...may be 1...may be 1,000

    ...if you want a guarantee, you'll need to get there early. How early? Who knows. There are people already camping out in front of one of our Apple stores here in Atlanta right now (if that gives you a gauge at all at how nuts the 19th will be).

    Bottom line, if you want my honest opinion on whether you could get up on the 19th and stroll into your local Tmobile store to get an iPhone 6 Plus, my answer would be slim to none.
    I can agree with points 1, 2 and 4 but not point 3. Carrier stores WILL get some iphone 6 & 6 Plus but pts 1, 2 & 4 will make it a challenge. Apple always gives themselves preferential treatment when it comes to stock which is an unfair advantage to their "authorized" partners who have to pay up big money to be one.

    I will hit up the local AT&T store on the 19th and if they don't have any I ask them to check other stores, if they don't then I will just order from them or Verizon (where I am today) and go from there. I won't stand in line all day at the mall at the apple store only to NOT get anything after hours and hours of waiting.
    09-14-2014 12:07 PM
  10. Raptor007's Avatar
    And don't forget that T-Mobile is stocking ONLY 16 GB models. No 64 or 128 at the T-Mo stores unfortunately.
    T-Mobile, the NON-Carrier. First they said they would have an S5 32GB and that didn't happen and now the stores won't have anything above 16GB. Another reason to skip them, other than the lack of coverage in my market.
    09-14-2014 12:10 PM
  11. rgood0810's Avatar
    Consider a few things...

    - Carrier stores will have a far more limited stock than Apple stores will.
    - Carrier stores may not have every variation of new iPhone (color or capacity)
    - Carrier stores may not get any iPhones at all
    - People WILL be camping out before the stores open...may be 1...may be 1,000

    ...if you want a guarantee, you'll need to get there early. How early? Who knows. There are people already camping out in front of one of our Apple stores here in Atlanta right now (if that gives you a gauge at all at how nuts the 19th will be).

    Bottom line, if you want my honest opinion on whether you could get up on the 19th and stroll into your local Tmobile store to get an iPhone 6 Plus, my answer would be slim to none.
    I'm in Atlanta too we'll dunwoody....but I wanted to go to an apple store...on the 19th is it even worth it?
    09-14-2014 04:47 PM
  12. iTechHead's Avatar
    I can agree with points 1, 2 and 4 but not point 3. Carrier stores WILL get some iphone 6 & 6 Plus but pts 1, 2 & 4 will make it a challenge. Apple always gives themselves preferential treatment when it comes to stock which is an unfair advantage to their "authorized" partners who have to pay up big money to be one.

    I will hit up the local AT&T store on the 19th and if they don't have any I ask them to check other stores, if they don't then I will just order from them or Verizon (where I am today) and go from there. I won't stand in line all day at the mall at the apple store only to NOT get anything after hours and hours of waiting.
    More than likely Ill be heading to Verizon. Hopefully they have some in stock.
    09-14-2014 11:24 PM
  13. michikade's Avatar
    My experience with the 5 was that I couldn't actually find one until around 2 weeks or so after launch and had to drive around 50 miles for it (at a Best Buy Mobile location, actually). You MAY get lucky and be able to find one on Friday if you want to go for giggles but if the current shipment windows for pre-orders are any indication (I'm seeing 4-6 weeks for Sprint)... there will be some in store on launch day there may be wicked lines. Your mileage may definitely vary depending on your location and carrier footprint.
    09-15-2014 04:51 AM
  14. xoxojess's Avatar
    There are people already camping out in front of one of our Apple stores here in Atlanta right now (if that gives you a gauge at all at how nuts the 19th will be).
    Are you serious Sean? Which store? I'm in Atlanta too but usually chance going to a Verizon store on launch.
    09-15-2014 08:59 AM
  15. HankAZ's Avatar
    Are you serious Sean? Which store? I'm in Atlanta too but usually chance going to a Verizon store on launch.
    According to this, the lines started forming on September 3 - a full 6 days ahead of the iPhone 6/6 Plus ANNOUNCEMENT. If it happens in NYC, you can be sure that its happening elsewhere, too.

    Lines forming outside 5th Avenue Apple Store ahead of iPhone 6 launch | iSource
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    09-15-2014 10:40 AM
  16. xoxojess's Avatar
    According to this, the lines started forming on September 3 - a full 6 days ahead of the iPhone 6/6 Plus ANNOUNCEMENT. If it happens in NYC, you can be sure that it’s happening elsewhere, too.

    Lines forming outside 5th Avenue Apple Store ahead of iPhone 6 launch | iSource
    Unbelievable. I'm not terribly surprised though now that I think about it. Thanks for the heads up Hank!
    09-15-2014 10:42 AM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Are you serious Sean? Which store? I'm in Atlanta too but usually chance going to a Verizon store on launch.
    Lenox. People have a little area reserved for them right now on one of the sides of the mall...Fox 5 was out there interviewing the handful of people who were there, and that was Saturday. My guess is by now there's probably quite a few more. Lenox seems to be the primary Apple store for Atlanta, which is why I'm going to start using the Cumberland Mall store now! LOL! I hate going to Lenox...and I live only a few miles away from it on P'tree, lol!
    09-15-2014 11:55 AM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm in Atlanta too we'll dunwoody....but I wanted to go to an apple store...on the 19th is it even worth it?
    If you go early enough it will be worth it...though I'd say try to hit one of the outlying Apple stores if that is your plan. Perimeter Mall seems to always be less crowded, but it's also a significantly smaller store...Cumberland Mall is brand spanking new, so who knows on that one...Lenox is already lining up now so there's that...and Mall of Georgia I never consider because it's just so freakin' far away from everything.
    09-15-2014 11:57 AM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I can agree with points 1, 2 and 4 but not point 3. Carrier stores WILL get some iphone 6 & 6 Plus but pts 1, 2 & 4 will make it a challenge. Apple always gives themselves preferential treatment when it comes to stock which is an unfair advantage to their "authorized" partners who have to pay up big money to be one.

    I will hit up the local AT&T store on the 19th and if they don't have any I ask them to check other stores, if they don't then I will just order from them or Verizon (where I am today) and go from there. I won't stand in line all day at the mall at the apple store only to NOT get anything after hours and hours of waiting.
    My 3rd point used a very key word "May", which MAY be totally and completely accurate...one of my fellow officers' wife is the manager of a small, rural Sprint store, and they didn't receive any iPhone's last year (nor did anyone actually buy one from them for weeks after release).

    Chances are pretty good that if you're any where near a metropolitan area, you'll find stock at any carrier of some sort...but I used the word "may" to cover all the bases.
    09-15-2014 12:00 PM
  20. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Before I get my hopes up what are the chances of me walking into T-Mobile and purchasing a iPhone 6 plus on release day ? I fell asleep during the pre orders lol.
    My local store starts at 8 am. And as I mentioned in the other thread, it seems (at least in my area and a few others) that they will only carry the 16GB as they did with the 5S. So if you are wanting a 64 or 128, I would check with your store and see if they have an answer for you.

    And as it was said, stock will be very limited. I would try Apple.
    09-15-2014 12:07 PM
  21. rgood0810's Avatar
    If you go early enough it will be worth it...though I'd say try to hit one of the outlying Apple stores if that is your plan. Perimeter Mall seems to always be less crowded, but it's also a significantly smaller store...Cumberland Mall is brand spanking new, so who knows on that one...Lenox is already lining up now so there's that...and Mall of Georgia I never consider because it's just so freakin' far away from everything.
    Yea I stay 5 minutes from perimeter so maybe I will go there. I'm also down for going to an att store.
    09-15-2014 12:12 PM
  22. iTechHead's Avatar
    My local store starts at 8 am. And as I mentioned in the other thread, it seems (at least in my area and a few others) that they will only carry the 16GB as they did with the 5S. So if you are wanting a 64 or 128, I would check with your store and see if they have an answer for you.

    And as it was said, stock will be very limited. I would try Apple.
    I would go to a apple store but the nearest one to me is 3 hours away. Just my luck.
    09-15-2014 12:41 PM
  23. xoxojess's Avatar
    I'm going to start using the Cumberland Mall store now!
    Me too! I'm in Smyrna so Cumberland Mall is a great option now. I work right across from Perimeter and I wouldn't even try that store. And I'm with you on Lenox.. I can't stand going there. It's awful.
    09-15-2014 12:44 PM
  24. rgood0810's Avatar
    Do you think the Cumberland store will be busy
    09-15-2014 01:08 PM
  25. xoxojess's Avatar
    Do you think the Cumberland store will be busy
    I'm sure it will be. There's probably a good chance it won't be as busy as Lenox and Perimeter but still busy. I was in there on Saturday and the gentleman told me they are definitely expecting a big turnout but that since the store is still so new (I went to the grand opening on September 6th) there's a chance it won't be as chaotic as Lenox always is.I would definitely try that store before any other one in the area.
    09-15-2014 01:20 PM
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