1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Personal preference...I don't care for the experiences I've had in my local AT&T stores, so I don't trust them to hold a release like this without serious bottle neck issues and problems of whatever sort you can imagine. It's just so much easier to have it shipped to my house and hang out here while UPS brings it to me.
    That may vary from store to store. I've been impressed with the folks at the Verizon Store here. Sales people are sales people. But here they at least know what they're talking about. The repair techs are sharp. I'm 80+ miles from the closest Apple Store. Verizon is 5 miles. I hear complaints about carrier stores, but I have none for this Verizon Store. I have heard complaints about the AT&T store here. But I always order from Verizon either online or over the phone.


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    09-05-2014 04:37 PM
  2. Wreckus's Avatar
    If I do get the iPhone 6 (unlikely at this point), I'm ordering it online via the Apple online store. more than likely I'm heading to the apple store next wednesday and getting the 5S.
    09-05-2014 05:33 PM
  3. Designed4Him's Avatar
    I will be getting mine from Sprint. They are offering special plans for people who do the Easy Pay!
    09-05-2014 06:50 PM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    Probably at store. Like having it in hand and walking out, not waiting for it to ship


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    09-05-2014 09:33 PM
  5. stlcheer's Avatar
    Preorders from Apple if they are available. But if not then I'll camp at my ATT store.
    09-05-2014 10:00 PM
  6. melbsteve's Avatar
    I was going to grab the new iPhone as part of extending my contract at my current carrier (Telstra, Australia) but I just now realised I probably should have gone there a long time ago to write my name on some sort of wait list. Maybe that's one for later today. I remember with horror last year's struggle to get the (gold) 5S on a contract... hopefully this time there's more units of each option available and I won't have to remain patient much longer than anyone else.
    09-05-2014 10:57 PM
  7. Flow39's Avatar
    Probably at store. Like having it in hand and walking out, not waiting for it to ship


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    Same here. Shipping is the worst! It takes forever it feels like. Right now I'm waiting for my T-Mobile prepaid SIM to ship, and it seems like it's taking forever even though it's only been 3 days haha
    Last edited by Apple_iOS; 09-06-2014 at 03:07 PM.
    09-05-2014 11:22 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Preorders from Apple if they are available. But if not then I'll camp at my ATT store.
    Try preorder using the Apple Store App. It's faster than the Apple Website.


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    09-05-2014 11:26 PM
  9. idrazz856's Avatar
    I will be ordering online and hoping there is an option for preorders this time.
    09-06-2014 01:21 AM
  10. cnotes2020's Avatar
    GOSH first I need to settle on how many I'm buying !!!


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    09-06-2014 02:21 AM
  11. DJLILM's Avatar
    Online


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    09-06-2014 03:00 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    That may vary from store to store. I've been impressed with the folks at the Verizon Store here. Sales people are sales people. But here they at least know what they're talking about. The repair techs are sharp. I'm 80+ miles from the closest Apple Store. Verizon is 5 miles. I hear complaints about carrier stores, but I have none for this Verizon Store. I have heard complaints about the AT&T store here. But I always order from Verizon either online or over the phone.
    It may vary...but one thing I know that is consistent is that the Apple stores have always been just fine, so if I have to go to a physical store to buy a new iPhone, there's no reason to "try" a carrier store to test the theory.
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    09-06-2014 11:47 AM
  13. Rafagon's Avatar
    Camping out at 6-7 PM the night before at my local Apple Store. Should be enough for me to be first in line!
    6-7PM makes you first in line in your city? Lucky you.

    Last year, I camped out for the iPhone 5s, but even arriving there at 4PM the day before didn't land me the coveted first-in-line spot (@ the Lincoln Road Apple Store, Miami Beach, FL)... I was #10'ish, ending up behind folks who had gotten payed to stand in line by others, and behind bona-fide customers as well, I think. And when Apple staff arrived and issued us tickets for the iPhone model we wanted, at around 7AM the day of, the lady who gave me my card told me I was getting the last ticket for the last available unit of the model I wanted... 32gb, white. Talk about cutting it close!

    In the past, I camped out at a different Apple Store for the iPhone 4, an experience which was was both exhilarating and horrible at the same time. It was an Apple Store located inside a mall, and mall security (and Apple staff, for that matter) had made absolutely no preparations to designate an official, mall-sanctioned place for the line to form, pre-launch-day. Those of us who were camping out had to improvise when deciding where to form the line, and our carefully thought-out decisions on locations to form the line were not always met with agreement on the part of mall securitywho wasted little time in calling Miami-Dade Police for reinforcement when we (very politely) refused to relocate in an orderly, timely, submissive fashion when asked to do so. We were subsequently forced to relocate the line by said policemen, once by the first shift of policemen working the event (these cops eventually dropped out of sight after succeeding in making us move), then a later shift of police officers claimed no previous communication from the earlier shift and made us relocate the line again, and I don't mean relocating by a short distance of a few tens of feet (one relocation involved hitching a ride with a fellow camper-out in order to get to the new spot in a reasonable amount of time).

    An unofficial sign-up list on a poster that was made by one of the campers-out (he had thoughtfully made the poster himself at home and brought it with him) would have sufficed to keep everyone in their right spot in line without disagreement, even after relocations, but alas, this is Miami. Don't confuse us for a civilized and polite people.

    I will probably order at apple.com this year at midnight, or, failing that, att.com. (An additional reason why I camped out last year for the 5s last year was that I secured a buddy for that camp-out, and I have no such person this year... This does play a factor as far as I'm concerned... camping out solo is not nearly as much fun as camping out with a friend, even though, by the end of the event, I would likely have become "buddies" with the people in the immediate area in line).

    Good luck to all of you this year. Hope you get the iPhone 6 of your dreams.
    09-06-2014 01:06 PM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    Same here. Shipping is the worst! It takes forever it feels like. Right now I'm waiting for my T-Mobile prepaid to ship SIM, and it seems like it's taking forever even though it's only been 3 days haha
    Agree. Not to mention then I have to make sure someone is home, and with working literally all the time, it's hard having someone there to sign for It.


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    09-06-2014 02:49 PM
  15. matthewjagiela's Avatar
    I am hoping for pre-orders. Other than that I would go to an Apple Store and not a carrier store. At least in my case they have only low end models and it takes 2x as long. Plus standing in line is fun at the Apple Store. Employees will give you water and coffee and depending how long the line is go and even get you some pizza. However pre-orders are the best way to go.
    09-06-2014 03:52 PM
  16. jimpilot's Avatar
    Do you get the 14 day return option if you order through Apple?

    Update: Found the answer on the Apple site. Answer is yes
    09-06-2014 05:27 PM
  17. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    Will be waiting for 6s since I just got the 5s but if I do buy the 6 because of a vital hardware or software feature in the 6, then I will buy the factory unlock one.


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    09-06-2014 05:44 PM
  18. djpatrickb's Avatar
    I ordered my iPhone 5 through Verizon's site on pre-order night. Verizon shipped the phone a few days before release day. I had it in hand on release day.
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    09-06-2014 05:51 PM
  19. SpasticPat's Avatar
    First time buyer on release day here. What time EST usually do the gates open to start putting in the order? Also, I'm on Verizon unlimited but don't need unlimited anymore since I have Wifi at work and at home and barely use more than 2GB/month, so if I order through the App Store app, will it let me change my plan as well?
    09-07-2014 04:44 PM
  20. Squeeze Play's Avatar
    First time buyer on release day here. What time EST usually do the gates open to start putting in the order? Also, I'm on Verizon unlimited but don't need unlimited anymore since I have Wifi at work and at home and barely use more than 2GB/month, so if I order through the App Store app, will it let me change my plan as well?
    I think it's 3:00 am for preorders.
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    09-07-2014 04:57 PM
  21. Flow39's Avatar
    First time buyer on release day here. What time EST usually do the gates open to start putting in the order? Also, I'm on Verizon unlimited but don't need unlimited anymore since I have Wifi at work and at home and barely use more than 2GB/month, so if I order through the App Store app, will it let me change my plan as well?
    I think it does, but I'm not 100% sure about that.
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    09-07-2014 05:13 PM
  22. SpasticPat's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies, if anything, I'll go to the Verizon store and hope they have them by the time I get there.
    09-07-2014 05:21 PM
  23. AB Lambert's Avatar
    Spoke to my buddy who works for my carrier. They will be having preorder (We will see) on the 10th.

    A.B.
    09-08-2014 12:16 PM
  24. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Spoke to my buddy who works for my carrier. They will be having preorder (We will see) on the 10th.

    A.B.
    If there are pre-orders for the iPhone 6, I bet you $5,000 in PayPal that the pre-order date wouldn't be on the 10th of September.
    09-08-2014 01:22 PM
  25. Flow39's Avatar
    I'd bet it will be available for pre-order on the 12th if it is available for pre-order. Last year the 5c was announced on the 10th, and available for pre-order on the 13th.
    09-08-2014 03:18 PM
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