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VIP treatment ???
In the states I've seen in the past where the first person in the queue is escorted inside the store and is given goodies, Not sure what they get, Maybe someone could enlighten us on that?
 

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Hope some more join you soon so you have some one to talk to :)
 

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Well I was 1st last year too , not aware of any VIP treatment though
 

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Well it is a Tuesday , I'll be surprised if others turn up
 

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I'm trying to decide if I want to try going to the store. We don't have an apple store, only at AT&T, or verizon, sprint, etc. I have an AT&T plan, I may give it a shot. I've never stood in line for the iPhone before. If lines are long, I'll just have to wait, not camping out. I sat in line for one of the iPads, line wasn't bad, but it took forever once inside the store!
 
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Well have a 6+ in my hands and its great! Lined up at 830pm and was 5th in line. Seemed the apple store had a good a amount of phones when I left. .
 
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Last year when the 5S came out, I went to a Verizon store the day after release day just to see if they had any still available. They only had a few space grey 64GB models, which by coincidence is what I was looking for. So I grabbed one. No lines, no waits, no hassle. It was great.
 

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Last year when the 5S came out, I went to a Verizon store the day after release day just to see if they had any still available. They only had a few space grey 64GB models, which by coincidence is what I was looking for. So I grabbed one. No lines, no waits, no hassle. It was great.
It's unlikely to happen this year, the way the new iPhone 6 and 6 plus have been selling.
 

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A few of the stores here still have the 6, seems everyone wants the plus. After seeing and holding both, I'm undecided. I thought I wanted the plus, but I'm really liking the 6. It fits in one hand better.
 

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In the states I've seen in the past where the first person in the queue is escorted inside the store and is given goodies, Not sure what they get, Maybe someone could enlighten us on that?
I had to pick my 4 on release day and that year they had problems with people not being able to get online and complete the order. The problem was mostly Apple's but the process bounced you back and forth two times Apple>AT&T>Apple. I was sitting in the Apple store, on their computer, for two hours. It could never complete the loop. By then, Apple was acknowledging the national problem. The manager at my Apple store told me as he was concerned, I would get my phone on release day. He told me there would be two lines and the I should get into the one for people who had orders to pick up. So I did. I did go in the morning, more from curiosity that anything else. My line had @20 people. The other line went around two corners so was at least 3 blks long. It was opening time, I had been waiting 15 minutes watching people packing up their sleeping bags and being filmed by the TV news. While I waited, the Apple team passed out Apple umbrellas, bottles of water and cups of coffee. I don't know it the ones who had been there all night got anything except for the ones by the glass. That was all the VIP treatment given but maybe, in San Francisco they do more.
By the time I ordered my next iphone, also on first launch day, Apple made the process so fast I went to bed 15 minutes after they opened orders. This year I dithered, thinking I wanted to see the phone before I chose. 8am. Too late, my phone won't be here til next month.
 

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I stood in line at the AT&T store at 6pm the day before. Needless to say I was the first in line. I've done the waiting in line at the Apple store and wouldn't do it again. Depending on the layout of the store, it can be bad. My apple store is in an outside town center type area. At a certain time the town center security kicks you off the property completely. It's a huge property. So you have to wait in a huge parking lot far away. There is no line there. It's just chaos. At about 4 or so, they let you on the property in which case the insanely huge crowd rushes to the store and forms the true line. At that point it's up to whoever is faster and pushes the most. My experience at the att store was way better. Like I said. 6pm and I was the first. The third person didn't get there till midnight. While att only had five iphone 6 pluses, it was super easy to be the first five people. No one ever thinks to line up at att. Yeah att won't get that many but there's so many att stores that you can easily be the first one at any one of them.
 
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I agree 3am is NOT early enough. One year my son and I got to the store around 5 and the line was long it depressed us
Lol. That pretty much sums it up. I agree. 3am isnt early enough for the apple store. Maybe AT&T like i said in my last post.
 

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