RUMORS 500 per store

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ModMyiPhone forum user Poetic Folly has some interesting details on how Apple will be handling "iDay" on Friday. According to their source (concierge at the local mall – we know, not exactly airtight ), Apple is keeping things fair, with 500 numbered and color coded wristbands to be handed out to to the line at 5pm Friday, an hour before the official opening of the store. 24 hour security starts today, along with stancheons, so early birds will have somewhere to queue. Customers will be let in in groups of 50, with the first group at 5.50pm. Best of all, Apple is trucking in Porta-Potties for the event.
This all makes sense. I was at the launch for OS X 10.4 Tiger in the London Apple Store, and the crowd management was tight, fairly friendly and very efficient. The mall part seems to ring true, also. Poetic Folly is from Tampa, Florida, and the Apple Store there is inside the International Plaza.
True or false, we don't know. But 500 iPhones? If that's typical of all the stores on launch, this will be a big opening weekend for Apple.
 

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ModMyiPhone forum user Poetic Folly has some interesting details on how Apple will be handling "iDay" on Friday. According to their source (concierge at the local mall – we know, not exactly airtight ), Apple is keeping things fair, with 500 numbered and color coded wristbands to be handed out to to the line at 5pm Friday, an hour before the official opening of the store. 24 hour security starts today, along with stancheons, so early birds will have somewhere to queue. Customers will be let in in groups of 50, with the first group at 5.50pm. Best of all, Apple is trucking in Porta-Potties for the event.
This all makes sense. I was at the launch for OS X 10.4 Tiger in the London Apple Store, and the crowd management was tight, fairly friendly and very efficient. The mall part seems to ring true, also. Poetic Folly is from Tampa, Florida, and the Apple Store there is inside the International Plaza.
True or false, we don't know. But 500 iPhones? If that's typical of all the stores on launch, this will be a big opening weekend for Apple.
I hope to god thats true then i wont have to worry abotu going to the appel store at 1pm.
 

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well it is a rumor but you have to know if these guys are planning on staying open till midnight that they have to have enough phones...Knowing I had to have an 8GB I was to afraid of risking the ATT store in cool springs. I know in the past like when I went to get my balckberry they only got like 4 in total...I know this is WAY different but still my money is on Apple for the quantities.
 

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A guy I work with was at a comic book store last night playing some role playing game and a guy he plays with just got off work at the AT&T store and said his store only got 12.
 

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Yeah, I'm wondering how many the AT&T stores will get. I'm figuring if they don't already have an iPhone display out (like a lot of them here have) then they aren't getting any or many today.
 

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ModMyiPhone forum user Poetic Folly has some interesting details on how Apple will be handling "iDay" on Friday. According to their source (concierge at the local mall – we know, not exactly airtight ), Apple is keeping things fair, with 500 numbered and color coded wristbands to be handed out to to the line at 5pm Friday, an hour before the official opening of the store. 24 hour security starts today, along with stancheons, so early birds will have somewhere to queue. Customers will be let in in groups of 50, with the first group at 5.50pm. Best of all, Apple is trucking in Porta-Potties for the event.
This all makes sense. I was at the launch for OS X 10.4 Tiger in the London Apple Store, and the crowd management was tight, fairly friendly and very efficient. The mall part seem...
Kinda like this... Apple is aesthetic even in their lines.
 
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"if these guys are planning on staying open till midnight that they have to have enough phones"
Thats a ver good point never thought about it that way. Does that include the AT&T stores.
 

thedwp

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"if these guys are planning on staying open till midnight that they have to have enough phones"
Thats a ver good point never thought about it that way. Does that include the AT&T stores.
I've heard the ATT stores are only staying open until 10p
 
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I don't know HOW they're going to handle it in Hawaii.. I'm on one of the outer Islands, and it's very loose here. We've got one AT&T store and a Kiosk in a mall that's a Cingular biz.

I've been able to get them to admit they're getting about 100 or 150 phones, but I find that to be too big a number now that I'm seeing posts of 12 to 36, etc on this site.

I'm going to station my wife at the mall kiosk, and hang myself out at the AT&T store, with a sign taped to my shirt that says, "The Line Starts HERE" for fun.. unless it works for me, then, that will be COOL :)

Good luck on the Hunting and Gathering of the coolest thing since the Beatles invasion! Thanks for the info