- May 20, 2007
Friday morning 7am for me....unless I decide to go Thursday after work.
I'm thinking Apple and AT&T wouldn't bother keeping their stores open an hour later unless they had something to sell you. What I mean is, if their supply will only last the first 20 minutes or so, why bother staying open an extra hour? There would be no point. That's why I think all the stores that are selling iPhones will have ample supply.
Even so, I'm going to knock off work a little early get to the West Des Moines Apple Store at 5:00-ish I want mine as soon as I can get it.
I agree. Malls close at 9, usually, and Apple stores will be open until 12 on 6/29. Can't see them paying $$$(they have to pay in my local mall to stay open past the 9pm closing time) knowing they will be sold out come 6:45Exactly my thinking! It makes no sense for them to stay open late, ESPECIALLY now that it is known that you activate and sign up at home. Regardless I will be up very early on Fr-iDay
I'm not sure where you live, but where I live all the kids here have to do is ask their parents and it's done. I know plenty of people that have been waiting for the phone.Many people just don't have an extra $700 laying around. Plus when you consider that really only people on AT&T can get this, unless you break a contract, that knocks even more people off.
What articles are you referring to? Can you supply a link?looks like there are going to be lines now no matter what - the WSJ and NY Times articles will drive people off the fence
I believe a lot of people will show up after getting off work just to see what all the hype is about -- some may buy it after being convinced seeing a demo model. I do agree though that because of price, carrier, and contracts, this will not be like the Wii or even the PS3 on launch day. Not as an average nationwide that is. I bet it does great but won't sell out the initial shipment until after the weekend.The more and more I think about it, I don't think I'm going to stand in line. Out of all of the people that I talk to on a weekly basis (friends, co-workers, family, etc. probably around 50 people), I am the ONLY one that is even thinking about getting this on Friday. That isn't an exaggeration either. You have to view this as more of a computer purchase than a cell phone or mp3 player. I mean after taxes and misc fees, this is going to come to close to $700. My computer with the monitor and everything, was only $750. I think there will be decent crowds, but the price is going to drive a lot of people away. Many people just don't have an extra $700 laying around. Plus when you consider that really only people on AT&T can get this, unless you break a contract, that knocks even more people off.