These People Are Already in Line for the iPhone 5s/5c in Toronto [PIC]

It has started. With Apple’s official iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch less than 24 hours away, the lines have already started in Toronto at the Apple Store inside Eaton Centre (via MobileSyrup). The image below shows four people in line which have a full day’s wait as doors open at 8AM local time.

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Yesterday we confirmed Apple Stores in Canada will sell unlocked iPhone 5s units at launch, unlike last year’s iPhone 5 launch. With the iPhone 5s rumoured to be in short supply, we expect line ups to be massive as resellers and first adopters will be right in the action trying to get a gold model.

Are you planning to wait in line? Send us your pictures to tips@iphoneincanada.ca and we’ll throw them up here.

Update: Here’s the line up at the Square One store in Mississauga, via @steve_ries, as of 4:30PM EDT. First in line was at 12:30pm:

square one apple store iphone 5s

As for the Fairview Mall store in Toronto?

Update: 8:50PM PDT at Pacific Centre in Vancouver (Granville St) via Sidney:

pacific centre vancouver line up iphone 5s

Update: 12:13AM EDT – Here is the Apple Store Rideau via @michaelcacho:

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  • Yoav

    Does anyone know where the line will be at the Yorkdale Apple store? Which exit and what time will they let us into the mall.

  • Use the free iOS app TalkTo to ask the store to provide you with that info.

  • TorontoGuy

    are they going to shower?!

  • Shower? Nah, wet naps are easier.

  • MeadorsMusings

    If you are lining up at an Apple store, someone should ask if they have the gold iPhone for sale. At least 1 Apple store in Australia telling people in line they have no gold ones for launch day.

  • TorontoGuy

    Disgusting… Not going to line up behind smelly people πŸ™
    Much rather they tell the guys around them: “hold my spot, I will be back after shower”.

  • MeadorsMusings

    lol – I’ve done several line ups and never encountered a “smelly” person. Not saying it can’t happen though.

  • Sidney

    Is that inside of a mall? Won’t they get kicked out when they close the mall?

  • Tyler

    Ugh. This is discouraging. Is anyone going to be at the Chinook Mall in Calgary tonight/tomorrow am? I’m gonna stop by the mall today to find out if they kick everyone out when the mall closes. I’m assuming they will.

  • Tigger59

    The Toronto Eaton Ctr, where this pic was taken, never seems to close esp. when it comes to Apple Geeks.

  • Tigger59

    How many of the people in queues will buy the new iPhone(s) for actual use? My guess is they just buy it for their collection or to re-sell in eBay.

  • HAL 8950

    Gary do you have a link to this app? Tried looking it up but couldn’t see it. Thx.

  • macmurray

    Anyone from Red Deer, Alberta planning to line up anywhere in town?

    I’ve been running around all morning gathering intel from the various stores that will be participating in the launch tomorrow. I don’t really feel like sharing specifics as it’s not looking really good and I want to use my findings to have the best chance I can get to find the one I want. I will say however, if you’re looking for a 5s in 16 GB you have a good chance, sounds like mostly grey and some white, no gold (who wants that tacky thing anyway?), 32 GB is gonna be tough, especially if you’re on Rogers, 64 GB’s are not going to be found tomorrow around here from anybody. 5c’s should be pretty easy to get.

    Might go to a larger city, not sure yet though. I can’t let this be the first iPhone officially released in Canada (3G forward) that I don’t get on launch day!

  • macmurray

    Can’t wait to do this all again in a month for an iPad…

  • ryanrobert

    I’ve played the game before. Never lined up at the crack of dawn but I’ve made the store visits before until I got one. I’m not 100% sure that I want the 5S but will place an order for an unlocked one tomorrow morning (when I wake up, not at 3:00AM) directly from Apple. I don’t know how long it will take to get it but it will give me some more time to make up my mind. Unlike other years, my existing phone is working fine and will probably continue to do so. I still don’t understand people lining up for hours. If I took my hourly wage x the number of hours I’d have to sit around waiting, I could likely buy one on kijiji tomorrow morning and only feel a little ripped off vs massively ripped off.

  • wuju

    I’ll be at the Upper Canada mall tomorrow around 2:30. Anyone want to meet up and play tag team or something?

  • HAL 8950

    Gary, that worked great as you stated, had an answer back from the Apple store within 5 minutes to my question about line ups.

  • Ali

    I’m going to be at Market Mall.

  • Tyler

    I was just there. No line ups yet (thank god). I’ll be there sometime early morning

  • Reuben

    What time are people lining up at Eaton Center, I am thinking to get there around 3:30, anyone else?

  • Reuben

    I mean, majority of people, I understand the line already started…

  • Shane

    I just stopped by Yorkdale on my way home from work…no lineup yet, and apparently the line will be at the closest entrance (by the Microsoft store BWAHAHAHAH) until doors open around 5.

  • Nice πŸ™‚ I love TalkTo. Seriously. It’s the best friggin app ever.

  • Dutch

    I’m near the front of the line in Toronto right now. About to have me “replaced” by my unemployed friend for some beers and a few bucks through the night. I’ll be back to take my rightful place tomorrow. Sorry everyone, but he’s kind of homeless and hasn’t showered for a while.

  • Keep us updated on that line up. Showers are optional for these line ups, nobody cares.

  • Dutch

    That’s cool, you’re all better off standing by my buddy instead of me, since I’m about to eat a big, spicy butter chicken roti and y’all ain’t gonna like the odours coming from my butt in a few hours…

  • LOL! let those spices come out of those pores

  • worthyofed

    Who’s lining up at Market Mall in Calgary?

  • Matt

    How early do you guys think someone has to line up to get an unlocked one before 9 (Market Mall)?

  • prybar

    Anyone in London??? I’ve spoken with a few stores who didn’t receive any stock today!!

  • fb56

    any one willing to hold a spot for me need an iPhone gold 16gb unlocked toronto eaton centre willing to pay $40

  • K4

    Anyone lining up at the Waterloo conestoga store? Btw I’ll be there around 10:30pm tonight, so don’t be a stranger and say hi!!!!

  • Gilles Landry

    4 of us in like apple Newmarket upper canada mall.

  • Tyler

    4:00am should be good enough

  • Levon Tamrazov

    Guys, I’ve read somewhere that they did not sell unlocked iPhones 5 at the Apple store, and that you had to buy them online. Does anyone know if they will sell factory unlocked phones at stores tomorrow?

  • Anthony

    Anyone at Mapleview Mall Burlington?

  • HAL 8950

    Would you mind sending a report of the line length when you get to Conestoga Mall?

  • worthyofed

    If anyone is going at 4:00am, care to save me a spot? I’ll gladly bring breakfast!

  • Yes stores will sell unlocked we confirmed it a while back.

  • K4

    Update 1: around 6 people so far. When are you coming?

  • calgaryboy

    you dont have to worry about a line up here in calgary, unlike in the US.
    though im pretty sure there would be more people going for chinook apple store.

  • Ducky

    At 11pm, Eaton Centre, approximately 40 people in line…

  • calgaryboy

    more people are going to chinook for the iphone.

  • Tyler

    How do you know this? Just curious. Based on store location?

  • HAL 8950

    Will be there at 4:30 after my shift, please continue the updates!

  • calgaryboy

    yeah, chinook is easily accessible via Ctrain, also based on iphone 5 experience, i had a friend in market mall, we showed each other video’s of the lineup. i was at chinook, there were more people.

  • Adam Pickering

    Yep, I’m lining up

  • Nick

    Anyone in Quebec at Carrefour Laval? I’m planning to go around 4h30.

    I’m hoping for a gold one…

  • Anthony

    You here yet? There’s about 15ppl so far

  • Tyler

    Anyone at Chinook Mall yet? I think I’m gonna go now

  • Andrew Difolco

    hi all!!!!
    anyone lining up @ yorkdale or sherway? planning on going around 4-5 am.

  • Kei

    There is about 40 people right now outside.

  • ivorygtr

    how many people there now?

  • Howie L

    where is the lineup in Metrotown?

  • Andrew Difolco

    hi kei!!!
    yorkdale or sherway? I’m assuming your there lol

  • Duker

    Yorkdale mall about 40 ppl in line outside. Let us in to the mall at 5pm.

  • Andrew Difolco

    oh nice thanks Duker!
    its not that bad. Last year @ Sherway, not many many people lined up.
    the hye might be fadding. But we wont tak3e a chance on that would we lol

  • Andrew Difolco

    anyone @ Sherway? Yorkdale has 40 thanks to duker and kei

  • fb56

    hows the line at eaton centre?

  • Darique

    My manager sent me a pic as she was leaving Sherway. Around 9:30pm there was already a line and a few tents outside. Guest services said they’re not opening doors to the mall until 8AM….which is pretty messed

  • Jason

    Are many of these looking for 64GB?

  • kd

    Any updates? πŸ™‚

  • Andrew Difolco

    tents @ 9:30 splendid!
    thank you lol
    i guess she sent you the picture for 2 reasons. 1, your planning on lining up as well…….
    2, mock the tent people

  • Ducky

    Apple Eaton Centre staff announced that there are no Gold 16GB available. Other sizes see very limited as well. Line is about 80 people now at 1:50am. Eaton Centre is allowing people to wait inside the mall this year, no need to go outside and come back in later on.

  • Darique

    I’m still contemplating haha. I was planning to head to Rogers in the mall instead of the Apple store itself. There are smaller Rogers locations spread throughout Etobicoke that are getting some, and will hopefully have less of a line up. Though the styles, sizes, and quantities remain a mystery. I pass by one on the way to Sherway so if I see there isn’t much of a line around 5AM there, then I might just wait there. If not I’ll be off to Sherway to test my luck. I won’t cry if I don’t get the one I want, if any haha.

  • Adam Pickering

    Yeh, I’m in line

  • Andrew Difolco

    well, if you wont cry for not getting one, you will cry for being up @ 0500 haha
    I work in the afternoon. The last time I waited @ Sherway, once the doors opened, it was quick. I’m thinking 4-5 am.

  • Danny

    Does anyone know if there is any line at Chinook centre or Market mall in calgary?

  • Danny

    please let us know how things are over there. thanks!!

  • Tyler

    About 20 people in line right now. An Apple employee said they have no 16GB Gold…that’s all he knows

  • AndrΓ©

    Anyone know how many people there are waiting at Apple Rideau Centre? Thanks.

  • Bhupz

    Any update on square 1? How manny ppl nd if they have the gold color available?

  • Mitch

    Is the line up outside or inside?

  • Petey

    Are they letting people coming into the mall? Or just who was already inside?

    How many in line now?

  • Mohammed

    Is there anyone lining up in Richmond Centre?

  • Mohammed

    British Columbia

  • Yes. Check our twitter stream @iphoneincanada

  • Cat

    Do we think that it might be worth the time to line up at the best buy mobile in Burlington? I just don’t want to be in the madness of the Apple store today

  • Cat

    How long is the line at maple view now?

  • Adam Pickering

    There’s about 35 peeps

  • Olivier

    How the line up at Pacific Centre Vancouver? Can I get in the mall if I go now?

  • Tyler

    I’m at Chinook. There’s about 25 of us in line.

  • Cristian Rex Sanchez

    Apple Store Dix 30 Brossard, more than 70 peoples.

  • aryx

    How many there now Gilles?

  • beavisaur

    Any update on the upper canada mall?

  • Rob

    60 ppl at 6:00am
    That are now starting to hand out tickets

  • Bhupz

    Just over 100 ppl at sq1 no 16gb gold and only limited quantity of gold in 32 and 64

  • beavisaur

    any idea if there will still be stock left after those tickets are handed out

  • Azim Merali

    Are they letting u line up inside the mall

  • Tyler

    Yes. We’ve been inside the whole night

  • Azim Merali

    Wow thx how many in line. I’m bout to leave but worried waking my 9 yr old up.

  • Tyler

    40-ish people

  • Azim Merali

    Guess gonna hit the rd,

  • Andrew Difolco

    200 people @ yorkdale now

  • Azim Merali

    U gettin the 5s or C

  • Azim Merali

    Someone just tweeted me at market mall 80 to 100

  • Matt

    There is definitely not 100, I’m in line and there are about 50 or so?

  • Azim Merali

    Someone tweeted me that. Are they letting u wait inside the mall

  • jjklug

    How many in line now?

  • jjklug

    Are you in? Do they have S’s?

  • Drake

    how many of you are there now at chinook?

  • Shogo

    Has the line gotten crazy at the Eaton Centre? They showed the front of the line on tv but not how far back it goes.

  • HAL 8950

    We got in at 7, was told at 7:30 that there was only 6 Gold 5s available, and basically only space grey was available when they got to the 30th person in line

  • Mnu

    Any update on Sq1 now?

  • jjklug

    Hmmm…I shoulda went. I want a 32GB grey. I shoulda bribed you…

  • WallsOfJericho316

    Or people may just be buying online.

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