Survival Guide to Waiting in Line at the Apple Store

Are you planning to queue up to buy iPhone 6? Don’t miss this survival guide

Today the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus officially arrive at Apple stores in 10 different countries . In some of the Apple stores in these countries there have been people queuing up to avoid being without the new Apple smartphone for days, a task that could turn into quite an adventure. That’s why today we bring you a survival guide to wait in the queue at the Apple Store .

As it could not be otherwise, The United States is one of the countries included in the first phase of the launch of the new Apple smartphones , as well as France, Australia, Germany, China, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom, where there are already people at the door waiting for a few days.

Survival Guide to Waiting in Line at the Apple Store
Survival Guide to Waiting in Line at the Apple Store

For fans of the world of Apple and all its devices, this is one of the most exciting moments of the year and many are queuing up to be the first to get their hands on the new release of the year . On this occasion we are talking about the iPhone 6, the new generation of the Apple smartphone that brings with it very important new features.

Surviving the iPhone 6 queue

A few days ago Apple opened the pre-booking period for those users who prefer to ensure that they will have the new iPhone when it goes on sale, achieving a record of 4 million orders in just 24 hours. However, there are those who prefer to queue up several hours or even days in advance at the door of the Apple Store to get their hands on one, people who are sure to benefit from the tips included in this special survival guide. So if you’re thinking of queuing to avoid being without your new terminal on September 26th, don’t miss out on the details.

Which store to choose?

The first thing you need to know is where you plan to buy the new iPhone 6 . In addition to the Apple stores, they will also be available at official distributors and from the various mobile phone operators. The Apple Store is the safest bet to get the new device, but it’s also true that it’s where most people go , so you’ll probably have to wait in a long queue before you can get your hands on it or even sell out before it’s your turn.

That’s why we can’t overlook the official distributors who will also have iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in their catalogues, as well as the mobile phone operators, where there are probably far fewer people to get it. However, you will probably have to wait a few days longer, something that each of you will have to value.

Explore the area

Once you’ve decided where you’re going to stand in line, the next thing to do is explore the surrounding area to make the decision on when to wait . Some people come by several times the day before to make sure that no one is there yet or if there are too many people waiting. This will make it easier to decide whether to wait first, go home and get up early to line up, or just camp there.

Getting up early or camping?

The question is: do you prefer to get up early to go to the line or do you prefer to camp directly there so that you don’t risk a huge line of people when you arrive? It must be said that in case you decide to go home and get up early to go to the queue, we recommend getting up around 4 am to go with a margin of extra time. If, on the other hand, there are already enough people in line, the best option (although not the most comfortable) is to camp and secure the post.

Comfort first

In the case that your option was to take the tent and stand in line at the door of the tent at night, do not forget that you will have to spend several hours there waiting, so . For example, a camping chair, a pillow, a sleeping bag, a blanket… But comfort does not stop there, neither should we forget to bring enough food and drink : some snacks, a sandwich, a couple of soft drinks or a bottle of water…

Make sure your devices are charged

Yes, it may seem like an unnecessary recommendation, but it is logical that the desire and impatience to have the new device may make us forget to charge our mobile devices (smartphone, tablet…) In the event that you are going to spend more than one day in the queue, it is advisable to have a portable battery to be able to recharge them.

Make friends!

What better way to combat boredom than to engage in conversation with other people who are also standing in line . Besides, you’ll leave with one thing in common: a taste for Apple products. This can lead to some very interesting conversations, so don’t miss the opportunity.

Try to get information

Before the store opens its doors, there are occasions when employees offer some information about the stock of the new device . Although they are unlikely to say the exact number of units they have, they can offer details such as whether they have more stock of one colour or another, one capacity or another.

What’s your plan?

We hope that some of these tips will be helpful to you in case you’re thinking of standing in line to get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus when it goes on sale next Friday in Spain.

Although they are still advice and the final decision is up to each one of us : where we are going to wait, when we are going to wait, etc.

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