When it comes to lining up for the next iPhone, the most passionate Apple fans among us have more than a few stories to tell. For the more seasoned users, it’s practically considered a rite of passage to have multiple tours of duty under their belt.
But even for the most seasoned Apple fans, balancing the waiting with productivity can be a challenge. Getting busted for calling in sick when your boss sees you on the news is a rookie mistake.
Ahead of its September 19th availability, here are some tried and true tips for how to tackle the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus line in style.
Take the Power Back:
Make sure you have plenty of power for your idevices by bringing an external charger that will charge more than one device multiple times. A device such as the RAVPower Xtreme 23000 mAh 3-Port Portable should do the trick! If you’re looking at a multi-day campout, consider a reliable solar-powered device charger.
Creature Comforts Go a Long Way:
Make sure you bring a portable folding chair to keep you off of the ground for those extended wait times, along with plenty of water and snacks. Consider a blanket if you’re on the east coast or planning on spending the night outside. You’ll know you’re getting carried away if you start to instinctively reach for that can of bear spray.
A Friend In Need Is a Friend Indeed:
If you’re planning on using the bathroom, you may want to consider bringing a friend. Even a one-man wolfpack needs to face the call of nature, and an empty folding chair doesn’t necessarily guarantee your spot in line. If you can’t bring a friend, it should be relatively easy to befriend everyone in line around you.
Why Take a Vacation Day When You Can Work Remotely:
To make sure you can still get your work done while waiting, we recommend you bring both your iPhone and your iPad. Use your smart phone to log into your company’s IM solution (be it Lync, Skype or whatever platform your team uses) and use your tablet to perform heavy work load duties such as MS Outlook, GoogleDocs, and MS PowerPoint.
Expect the Unexpected:
No matter how far ahead you prepare, chances are you’ll need to access files on your desktop PC back at the office. Fear not – you can use Parallels Access to quickly and easily reach any file on any device. You can download a free trial at www.parallels.com/access.
Before you get in line, there is still one more day for our fans and followers to enter to win an iPhone 6 and a Parallels Access subscription! To enter the Front of the Line contest, simply snap a picture of your personalized Apple device and share it with us on Facebook, then leverage those social networks to get your friends and family to vote for you. The contest ends on Thursday, September 18th, so now’s your chance to enter!
Good luck, and stay tuned! You may be the lucky winner…