1. Flow39's Avatar
    I lined up last year at 6:00 PM Thursday at my local Store Store, which put me at 64th. I shouldn't have been that far back, but there were tons of scalpers. I did get the phone I wanted though. I'd say hey there no later than 9 PM.
    09-24-2015 12:27 PM
  2. alex.shimp's Avatar
    I stopped by my Apple Store today to make sure I had everything I needed for my reservation tomorrow, and to see how they were doing the line up.

    First there were already four guys with lawn chair waiting to line up. But they are going to have two lines like last year one for walk ins and one for reservations.

    Since mines 8-8:30 I'm gonna head over about 6:00am for my reservation
    09-24-2015 05:10 PM
  3. Spencerdl's Avatar
    My Verizon store opens @8AM, I plan on being in line at approx 4AM. It's suppose to start raining around 7PM tonight and last until 12PM on Friday the 25th. I'm hoping the rain will deter some potential buyers, but I doubt it.
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    09-24-2015 05:36 PM
  4. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Lines are fun. I did it for the 5s. Got to the mall way out in the suburbs at 5:15 AM.

    For the 6, I did the reserve for pick-up a few days in (5-6?), could have gotten it on the Saturday (i.e. day 2) as a walk-in but chose not to. (I was conflicted about upgrading.)

    It really depends on the city.


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    09-24-2015 05:38 PM
  5. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    I'm thinking I should head over around 3 am to line up. I haven't lined up for an iPhone in awhile but I used to have fun.

    I'm also thinking of doing a drive by in a little just too see if the line is already long or not.
    09-24-2015 08:41 PM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    I'm thinking I should head over around 3 am to line up. So annoyed I didn't pre-order but whatever
    My first thought was that you might already be too late... but it will vary by location, and Apple had a crapload of devices available for pre-order, so the in-store demand may be less this year. Of course, I could be way off, too.
    09-24-2015 08:44 PM
  7. diggity's Avatar
    I have bought iphones on launch day 3 times. Each time was a few hours after Verizon store opened. Longest line was 4 people, and 2 of those people did not buy an iPhone. One of the perks to living in BFE, I guess. Question for those of you in bigger cities planning to line up for God knows how many hours... Have you ever thought about driving two or three short hours to the nearest smaller city (25-75k pop) to buy your new iPhone? It might save you a bit of time and sanity.

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    09-24-2015 08:59 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    My first thought was that you might already be too late... but it will vary by location, and Apple had a crapload of devices available for pre-order, so the in-store demand may be less this year. Of course, I could be way off, too.
    I sure hope so. I'm hoping Apple has a "crapload" of devices for in-store sale this year as well. FINGERS CROSSED
    09-24-2015 09:13 PM
  9. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    My first thought was that you might already be too late... but it will vary by location, and Apple had a crapload of devices available for pre-order, so the in-store demand may be less this year. Of course, I could be way off, too.
    I'm trying to be optimistic cuz I thought the same thing. But I live in northern va and we have 7  stores all within 30 minutes of each other.
    09-24-2015 09:55 PM
  10. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    I'm trying to be optimistic cuz I thought the same thing. But I live in northern va and we have 7  stores all within 30 minutes of each other.
    Ok so my closest  store has less than 20 people in line...I think I'm gonna just get in line now. Do you think I'll be able to get a 128 6+ rose gold or am I being unrealistic?
    09-24-2015 10:35 PM
  11. HankAZ's Avatar
    Ok so my closest  store has less than 20 people in line...I think I'm gonna just get in line now. Do you think I'll be able to get a 128 6+ rose gold or am I being unrealistic?
    Obviously, it's going to depend on what kind of stock they have...but you gotta like your odds. Good luck!
    09-24-2015 10:44 PM
  12. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    Probably ok, I think, at least hopefully. Last year there was a big shortage of the 6+ but maybe Apple got the ratios of models better this year. But the rose gold is definitely the wildcard. This year should be better than last because the launch date is the same in China as the US. So fewer scalpers should be in line.
    Anyway, good luck? What store are you going to wait at?
    I'm at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge. There is also an att store around the corner but I thought if the rose gold is hard to get then I'd have a better shot at the  store :/

    I don't know...I feel mildly ridiculous.

    The other thing I'm noticing is that people seem to holding spots for friends like someone just asked me to move cuz they had 4 more friends coming :/
    09-24-2015 10:45 PM
  13. jessedholm's Avatar
    Already been in line since 630 pm at Florida mall parking lot


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    09-24-2015 11:15 PM
  14. southjersey786's Avatar
    I have a reservation, at 8am, what time should I be there

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    09-25-2015 12:56 AM
  15. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    I thought about going up to Potomac Town Center to continue my tradition of waiting in line. It's my closest Apple Store now but still 45 minutes away. When I've waited in line at Tyson's Corner (they let you in the mall except for 1 year), mall security strictly enforced the no holding spots for other people. I guess that's too difficult for an outdoor mall. I'd be really upset about people cutting in line.
    Yeah there is no security here just one lone police officer and he's sitting in his car.

    It could be because it's late but this line is no fun. When I used to wait in line I'd have nice chit chats with people. Not so much this time.

    I can see them changing the displays in the store though
    09-25-2015 01:03 AM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yeah there is no security here just one lone police officer and he's sitting in his car.

    It could be because it's late but this line is no fun. When I used to wait in line I'd have nice chit chats with people. Not so much this time.

    I can see them changing the displays in the store though
    Seems the atmosphere has changed a good bit from the way it was back in the day when the iPhone first came out...now it's a bunch of irritated people and immigrants looking to buy 30 of them to profit off of them over seas. I'm sure it also depends on where you are though...I know the big lines at the local Atlanta store were on the news tonight and it looked like there was some energy there relevant to the first few years.
    09-25-2015 01:39 AM
  17. HofstraJet's Avatar
    I have a reservation, at 8am, what time should I be there

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    I would like to know this too. I have an appt window from 11-11:30. Do I need there to be much before that?
    09-25-2015 04:45 AM
  18. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Sitting in a one man line. I'm #1 🏽🏽🏽🏾

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    09-25-2015 04:51 AM
  19. simplylaurakb's Avatar
    I'm the first - and only - in the reservation line at my Apple Store! Got here about 5:20 am...probably about 80 people in line. But when they let us into the mall, they split the line, and I was the only one with a reservation. I was up anyway, and I'm hoping to change my reservation from a 6S to a 6S Plus. It's sounding like I should be able to....

    Laura
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    09-25-2015 07:03 AM
  20. ga_fool2002's Avatar
    Happy new iPhone day! Yay!
    09-25-2015 07:03 AM
  21. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    Getting closer! There are 5 people in the reservations only line and I would estimate 50-60 in the walk in line. And random that keeps walking up and down asking if anyone is reselling.

    I still don't know if I'll be getting a rose gold 6+ the anticipation is making my stomach churn.
    09-25-2015 07:09 AM
  22. Spencerdl's Avatar
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    09-25-2015 07:25 AM
  23. qbnkelt's Avatar
    OK I'm so having fun reading this thread. Kinda wishing I were out there...but....nah....
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    09-25-2015 07:55 AM
  24. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    So the longer I'm here the more apparent that the 10 people in front of me are buying them for this 1 guy :/

    If I can't get a 6s plus I'm just gonna have to walk away. I know I was taking that chance but I don't want to compromise
    09-25-2015 08:07 AM
  25. cjvitek's Avatar
    I got at the Att store at 6:45. There were 7 people in front of me. Since I got here, 6 more people have shown up.
    09-25-2015 08:10 AM
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