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Old Sep 20, 2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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iPhone 5s restock? Or wait online? (UK)

So very stupidly of me, I didn't order early enough to catch the 7-10 day shipping bracket. I thought I could nab one quickly after work today at around 11am, oh how wrong was I.

Anyway, I ended up just ordering it from the Apple store online with an October estimate...

I've read so many people say that retail Apple stores get new stock in every day? Is this true? So technically, they will always have a few 5s's in stock?

I'm not bothered about colour, I think they're all pretty decent, just as long as it's the 32gb model.

I can always cancel the Apple order until they actually ship it, so do you think retail stores are likely to get restocked?
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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My Apple Store said today that they still don't have any new iPhone5s.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:46 AM   #3
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Haven't found any evidence that apple stores will be restocking anytime soon.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:48 AM   #4
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I've tried calling both stores in Manchester, but after being on hold for 30 minutes I gave up.

I can't get to a store till 2pm anyway at the earliest... Think I'll have to wait till 7th-10th October for mine to be delivered.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 04:51 AM   #5
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Glasgow Buchanan Street Apple store restocked on Saturday night an employee told me, and didn't start selling till the Sunday morning, they sold out fast as expected, I didn't even go in on Sunday since I thought there was no chance there would be any, regretting that now. Hopefully there will be deliveries this week to the stores going to try going in on mornings!
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 06:39 AM   #6
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carphone warehouse online have the 64gb in stock but only in space grey if that helps
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 07:00 AM   #7
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carphone warehouse online have the 64gb in stock but only in space grey (and network locked) if that helps
You left one bit of info out that might be considered important to some.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 08:05 AM   #8
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heads up, the carphone warehouse sim free ones lock to the first sim. Might not be a problem for sum but its no longer sim free
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 08:28 AM   #9
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London stores said they get stock every day, but no guarantee it will have any iPhones. Nothing new today, fingers crossed for tomorrow.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 11:08 AM   #10
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Glasgow Buchanan Street Apple store restocked on Saturday night an employee told me, and didn't start selling till the Sunday morning, they sold out fast as expected, I didn't even go in on Sunday since I thought there was no chance there would be any, regretting that now. Hopefully there will be deliveries this week to the stores going to try going in on mornings!
That's odd because I went in today around 12 and was told they hadn't had any since launch day.
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Old Sep 24, 2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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That's odd because I went in today around 12 and was told they hadn't had any since launch day.
Did they give any indication when they will be in stock? As in if it's going to be before October?
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Old Sep 24, 2013, 05:33 PM   #12
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Anyone planning any trips tomorrow ? Think I may pop down to kingston store.
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Old Sep 24, 2013, 06:03 PM   #13
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Did they give any indication when they will be in stock? As in if it's going to be before October?
Nah they just gave me the typical "we don't know" response. Went in today at quarter to 9 and they told the group of us queued outside that they weren't getting any in today.This was just before opening and a delivery man had just been let in and his van was sitting outside. Really frustrating.
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Old Sep 24, 2013, 06:10 PM   #14
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I've been trying medowhall Sheffield, and they havnt had any stock since launch day.

I'm wondering if apple have done this on purpose, to go for the "what you can't have, you want" type of affair, or we've sold out of all stock.... Makes them look good too....

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OP I did exactly the same... 7-10 days initially, then thought, ah I'll just nip into the store for one, 11 o'clock.... Well, people had actually camped out! WTF! Seriously! The store sold out in 40 minutes apparently!
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Old Sep 24, 2013, 06:25 PM   #15
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At this point I think Apple is most concerned with keeping high worldwide sales volumes happening over the coming weeks rather than having some people queueing outside stores.

Wall Street, analysts, etc. are going to be far more focused on sales numbers than queue numbers, so I don't think it's a deliberate move on their part.
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 03:10 AM   #16
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Anyone at covent garden this morning?
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 04:13 AM   #17
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Anyone at covent garden this morning?
Check out the uk order thread.
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 06:34 AM   #18
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Anyone at covent garden this morning?
Apparently Silver and Gold sold out at Covent Garden (doesn't mention the Grey)
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 05:58 PM   #19
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Managed a silver 65gb today.
Canceled online order.
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Old Sep 25, 2013, 06:27 PM   #20
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What are the chances of another delivery tomorrow cant see it happening two days in a row. These bloody scalpers taking all the gold ones.
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