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06-18-2009, 11:49 PM #1
How to Get an iPhone 3G S Tomorrow
Just hours away here in North America from the iPhone 3G S! If you wanted one, you should have pre-ordered it last week. For those of you that didn't we have some advice:
AT&T stores will be open to the pre-orderers only between 7 am and 9 am. If you didn't pre-order you'll need to be inline early in the morning, 5-6 am in many areas, to have a shot of grabbing an iPhone 3G S. We don't expect AT&T stores to have large quantities on hand.
Apple stores are insane on iPhone days and are all opening at 7 am. At popular Apple stores there are ALREADY people waiting in line. The plus side is Apple stores typically have more stock of iPhones so more people can get them there. Unless you are in one of those areas when people started camping yesterday (you know who you are NYC) you can probably snag a iPhone 3G S if you start standing in line about the same time as the AT&T folks.
Best Buy and Walmarts are hidden gems. Many of these stores should have the iPhone 3G S for sale, just beware, quantities will probably be less than at Apple and AT&T stores. You probably wont even see a line if you are 3-4 hours early. Later in the morning as the Apple and AT&T stores run out of stock expect to see people scrambling to Best Buys and Walmarts.
Apple Stores should open up at 8 am. Be in line by 6 am. Rogers / Fido is opening at normal times (maybe, no one seems to know) so be in line some hours early. They could surprise everyone and open early after all.
Hidden Gem: FutureShop has iPhones. From what I can tell not many people are aware of that fact, might be the least wait place to be.
Do you have iPhones at Best Buy and Walmart? Do you have Walmart? If the answer to the first or both is yes then they will probably (just guessing here, haven't heard anything official) have the iPhone 3G S for sale, same rules apply as with the USA stores above.
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Apples page for iPhone 3G S info by country is here. via engadget image via dbm41302
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06-18-2009, 11:53 PM #2
Woot! I preordered mine at an ATT store, and will be there at around 8 am tomorrow!
06-18-2009, 11:55 PM #3
Was going to camp in front of the store, but come to find out I have to pay 399$
06-18-2009, 11:58 PM #4
06-19-2009, 12:00 AM #5
06-19-2009, 12:01 AM #6
Ordered mine on the 10th. But was just shipped today so Fedex says delivery on monday the 22nd. I'm sick of this Razr V9 i'm using since I already sold the 3G on ebay. LOL
Update; It was delivered today friday the 19th!!!!
Last edited by norcalmike; 06-19-2009 at 05:09 PM.Black iPhone 4 32gb. MacBook Pro (but still have a Gateway Desktop running Windows 7 Professional)
06-19-2009, 12:02 AM #7
tomorrow ill see on cnn the reports of people in the lines waiting!
06-19-2009, 12:02 AM #8
was going to get in line at 10 last night. EST
but decided not to.
going around 3-4..
might go soon since im paranoid and im wide awake. :/
06-19-2009, 12:07 AM #9
06-19-2009, 12:13 AM #10
its not that populated here. and it poured during the night..
probably forcing many away..
06-19-2009, 12:25 AM #11
I got mine shipped and will be delivered to my work tomorrow
Im shocked my 2g lasted this long
06-19-2009, 12:26 AM #12
going prolly around 4am to apple store near by.....
06-19-2009, 12:33 AM #13Land of the Lucky!?
Well why you all are enjoying your new iPhone 3GS in about 5 hours I've got to wait an extra week in Aus! Yay for us - not! So I guess I'll be waiting outside Apple Store in QLD next Friday morning to pick up my new iPhone - still have no prices here which sucks to the max!
06-19-2009, 12:53 AM #14
Not getting one this year. Tow reasons....
1) Have to pay $700 to upgrade to a 32GB
2) not enough to convice me to upgrade (just a compass, video recording, and a bit better guts that don't even top the Pre) NOT ENOUGH
I was kinda disapointed this year I guess I was just hopeing for a little too much with all those rumors and those mock ups specially that one where the iPhone is laying on the sidewalk with video coference. We'll see what next year has for us...
06-19-2009, 01:12 AM #15
if the 3gs was as thin as the ipod touch then i would have sold my car to buy it!
06-19-2009, 02:16 AM #16
wait the iphone 3gs is going to be running 3.0 so can i jailbreak the 3gs after this comes out?
ok and to walkingbird, u dont have to pay 700 bucks ( well like 800 after tax). what u can do is go get an iphone for 299, and then cancel the plan, and you'll only be hitting about 500( dunno about the tax here).
06-19-2009, 02:21 AM #17
Canada does have Walmart, come on.. But no they're not selling the iPhone at all. We have BestBuy as well, but dunno if they're selling as well. My guess is if FutureShop is, BestBuy would too.
06-19-2009, 02:42 AM #18
I can upgrade for 199 but i figure as much as i neeeed the new iphone i cant afford to renew my contract..
ill sell my 3g and get more money and buy the 16gb for 599 when there not as rare as diamonds, this way when the verizon iphone comes out next year ill be happyIPhone 3GS Black 16GB 3.0
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Originally Posted by iPhoneDummy
06-19-2009, 02:57 AM #19
06-19-2009, 03:03 AM #20
Heading out now to get in line.