Eventually, Apple’s Die Hard, who is willing to wait two days (sometimes more) in a meandering line across New York City’s block, has left. And the old media asking the same silly question is gone: “What time did you get here? Is this all for the phone?”
The line I experienced was modest, reasonably socially distant, and rigorously temperature-checked on both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 launch dates, instead of being overwhelmed with early adopters of technology. iPhone 12 Pro Released on October 23, iPhone 12 mini And iPhone 12 Pro Max It came out on November 13th.
In a nutshell, I felt it was safe.
Not all experiences were like that for me in New York. Especially in grocery stores, everything can be free. However, the Apple Store requires proper wearing of masks, and everyone in the line followed those guidelines from what I could see. I actually got my new iPhone in a faster process than in the last few years.
If you buy your iPhone 12 directly, it will look like this:
Know before you go
I had a problem when trying to pre-order the iPhone 12 series. By the time we loaded the Apple Store website, it had already shipped in three weeks. At least, the Pacific Blue iPhone 12 Pro and the 256GB Happy Medium are the storage I really wanted.
Advanced Tip: If your iPhone 12 ships start to be delayed beyond the first day, you can order your phone and receive it at the Apple Store a little earlier. There was a time frame at Apple Store Fifth Avenue, the flagship store of New York City. I was lucky.
We recommend ordering in advance. On the launch date, I saw Apple Store employees keep some people away from trying to buy a new iPhone as a carry-on. It seems that it was all day in my particular place.
There were certain times, but after taking these pictures, I was late in line. From my experience over the last few years, it won’t be opposed to you if you’re late, and that was true in 2020. But avoid appearing early as you may have to wait for you to leave the line. The scheduling system is there to avoid overcrowding.
Have you ever taken a test to buy an iPhone?
“Do you feel sick or are you exposed to the coronavirus?”
No, of course not. It hit me right away: this is a new mandatory “Did you pack your bag yourself?” Questions at the airport. Thankfully, I’m fine. In my experience, sometimes people believe in you when you say this. Sometimes They don’t..
My temperature was checked-and the foreheads of everyone in the line were also checked (don’t worry, the infrared thermometer doesn’t really touch anyone’s forehead). The procedure may vary from place to place, as the thermometer was pointed at everyone’s wrist when the second iPhone 12 was released three weeks later.
There was a marker on the sidewalk to indicate where you would stand 6 feet away from the next person. No, these aren’t the flashy Apple decals you’d like-just a regular strip of tape.
The front of the line followed the rule, away from the employee’s eyes, 6 feet away from the back, which winds and turns side streets. But no one was more than three to four feet away from others.
Apple’s historically large table helped
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue is seemingly huge. The entrance is a huge glass cube with a sparkling white Apple logo hanging from above and a spiral metal staircase leading to the iPhone 12. iPad Air 4 Underground goods.
Before proceeding to these steps myself (a normal launch would be guided by a group), I put my hand under the hand sanitizer dispenser. This is the first of many hand sanitizers available throughout the Apple Store.
Every Apple Store I’ve been to has a very long and fairly wide wooden table. At normal times in history, friendly employees will snuggle up next to you and work on orders and issues if you’re at the Apple Genius Bar. ..
But today, the full width of Apple’s table is used to enforce social distance. It puts a physical barrier to your natural tendency to get closer and friendly to the person you are talking to (and the person who intends to give you a brand new iPhone).
I provided the QR code from the confirmation email, but the Apple Store employee was socially remote and was able to present the order information.I was handed my phone and could see it freely iPhone12 case.. Eventually, I was able to get out of another door (not all Apple Stores have this convenient way to keep traffic flowing).
I miss the experience of buying the iPhone 12 Pro because it lacked the dignity of a typical Apple release date. But did I feel safe? Yes, this given place had enough space to give me that reassurance. The measures are in place and I wanted to do it again. But deep inside, I hope that next year’s lines and media attention will come back. iPhone 13 It starts for so many reasons.