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  • Long iLines - Share your experience.
    Well people haven't lost any interest in the iPhone. Just like last year there were/are lines at Apple and AT&T retail stores. Also with the iTunes Store going down there are long wait times in many locations. Share your iPhone day experience.

    Kyle in Tampa took some shots of the lines he was at.

    At the Apple store these were a couple shots of the lines @ 8:30 am. The iTunes Store went offline around 10:30 am they have only been able to bring in 20 People every 40 mins.




    And here's a shot from a Tampa AT&T store:

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Long iLines - Share your experience. started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 64 Comments
    1. Reako's Avatar
      Reako -
      I was sent home with my 3G iPhone unactivated, but thankfully I got to activate it through iTunes before the well expected server overloads. I'm living the iDream now!

      Reako
    1. editwizard's Avatar
      editwizard -


      Here's another pic from Tampa... if you look closely, you can see Kyle, sorta.
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      it was pouring rain here...i couldnt get any pics :-(
      and i was in shorts and a t shirt...(so uncomfy in pourin rain for hours)
      no fights...
      no arguments...
      no murders...
      jus SLOW moving...
    1. Sparblaze's Avatar
      Sparblaze -
      Wow that's a lot of people. Nice pic editwizard lol.
    1. marcpsummers's Avatar
      marcpsummers -
      I started Queing at 6am this morning.

      I was 10th in line.

      I wanted a 16Gb - as did most in the line.

      The doors opened at 8.02am

      and four people went in and then they announced that they were out of stock of 16Gb iPhones - they only had 4!!!!!

      Then the people 6 away from me were sent home - as they only has 12 8Gb!!!! - What was the point of them bothering?????

      Where are all the 16Gb iPhones.

      I hope there are not too many cool apps as my iPhone will soon be full

      Marc
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      yah that's here in Tampa. I've been in line since 830, and am now about 40th back.

      The lines have been moving SUPER slow since iTunes went down. Theyre actually making regular customers wait in line to buy anything, so no one but iPhone people are here now. Had a buddy wanting to buy an iPod - he went home.

      Apple stores can't activate business/corporate accounts, so they send those folks to ATT, who is out of phones locally.

      Around 400-500 in line here. Posting via Apple Store wifi.
    1. scottvalentine's Avatar
      scottvalentine -
      Go Rays
      oh and somebody pick me up a Cinnabon after they get there iphone at International Plaza, ill be your best friend forever
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I fear I maybe be waiting until the second shipment of phones if I'm gonna get my 16gig white. GRR!
    1. KoNVicT xX's Avatar
      KoNVicT xX -
      Some guy got extremely pissed, first he ripped up the paper we got (iready sheet) then he went up to the sales women, threw it at her, and screamed "IM GOING TO VERIZION" and everyone laughed.

      It was funny as hell.
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Quote Originally Posted by KoNVicT xX View Post
      Some guy got extremely pissed, first he ripped up the paper we got (iready sheet) then he went up to the sales women, threw it at her, and screamed "IM GOING TO VERIZION" and everyone laughed.

      It was funny as hell.
      oh yeah thats reminds me ....
      they ran out of black 16 GB iphones and da guy two registers down yells out
      "IVE HAD ENOUGH OF YOU ATandT, WHY DIDNT YOU TELL ME YOU WERE OUT WHEN I WAS STANDING IN LINE FOUR THE PAST TWO HOURS!!!"
      and stormed out hahaha
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I'm sure there's going to be a lot of that today.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      scottvalentine - you at the mall?
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      AT&T store in Medford, OR. Only place in a 150 mile radius to get an iPhone. 3 of my friends were first, second, and third in line. Oh yeah, they've been waiting since Tuesday



    1. beachboarder41's Avatar
      beachboarder41 -
      In at 5:45.. 50th in line. Some lady began to cut and said "oh i'm just talking to my friends" turn out she talked to her friends all the way inside the store where she found about 20 of us teaming up and yelling at her lmao.

      just my luck that i get the very angry black guy at the register who doesnt want to be there while itunes goes down... not fun. Still havent been able to activate it.
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dash-2 View Post
      AT&T store in Medford, OR. Only place in a 150 mile radius to get an iPhone. 3 of my friends were first, second, and third in line. Oh yeah, they've been waiting since Tuesday



      wow thats really sad Dash, since tuesday?
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      Haha, they had nothing better to do. It's fun playing football in an empty parking lot at 3 in the morning. And I didn't get one, I just hung out with them everyday. =D

      DJ, who was first this time, was also first last year
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Looks like kyle finally made it inside the mall. and guess what, more lines

    1. blacksti's Avatar
      blacksti -
      wow still cant belive tue! wow i waited in line 4 12 hrs in 120 degree weather lastyear in goodyear AZ. Woot ima wait this year to get this one till 2.0 and thje jailbreak comes out O ya GO IPHONE 3G WHITE!!
    1. crizzle09's Avatar
      crizzle09 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I fear I maybe be waiting until the second shipment of phones if I'm gonna get my 16gig white. GRR!
      I would be too quick to judge, not many people want white. when I was leaving the store one of the employees said that they've only sold 2 white ones and they had sold around 60-70 phones by that point.
    1. iAPPLEi's Avatar
      iAPPLEi -
      Well I got to att in San Ramon,CA at 7am and waited in a long line till 10am... Till they announced that they sold out of 16gb both black/white.. the end! lol