iPhone 5 Reservation at Apple Store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Marco123, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2012
    I put in a reservation since it now is open but do they notify you if there are none in stock?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Big Stevie

    Jun 20, 2012
    In the UK if you reserve online for store pick up, you get an email that day letting you know if you have been successful. No email, no reservation!
  3. macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2007
    This may be a stupid question, but how do you place a reservation online to pick up in store. I can't figure it out.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2012
    I have just spoken to a rep and he told me that the reservation only lasts one day.
    The computer looks at the amount of phones in stock and then sends out emails for those that reserved one so no email then no phone.
    I will just order online and wait.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
    I always wondered if they choose the recipents at random or do they go in the order the reservations where made?! :D
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2007
    Is this the online reservation and you pick up at the store? Do you have the link? I can't seem to find it.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
  8. macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    US Personal Pickup

    I was at the Apple Store this morning and was told that in the US they will be allowing Personal Pickups for the iPhone 5 starting at 10pm tonight. Apparently you can buy it online, they will show which stores have inventory, and you pick it up the next day.

    Anyone else hearing this? The manager said all shipments coming in today were being held for these pickups tomorrow.
  9. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    iPhone 5 Reservation

    I heard the same information (Reservations start in the US tonight at 10:00pm)

    However, I did not hear that today's shipments were being specifically reserved for tomorrow, but that would be fine with me!
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2007
    That's been the case in the past, where today's shipments are reserve for tomorrow.
  11. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010

    Well let's keep this information on the DL at least until 10:02pm tonight ;)
  12. macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    In the UK, I put in a reservation at 9:00 am yesterday (the time the system becomes active). Got an email at 7ish last night saying I could pick up between 10 am and 5 pm today, which I'm currently doing :)
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2012
    What spec of phone did you order?
  14. macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    64GB, white
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2012
    Thanks, I am looking a 32GB but it seems they are like looking for rocking-horse ****!
  16. macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2011
    Is there a US reservation link?
  17. macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Heard the same.
  18. macrumors regular

    May 14, 2012
    It appears to me that you have to sign a new contract in order to reserve online. If you're willing to pay full price you are out of luck with the reserve/pickup system. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    I am not signing another contract ever again, and buying it outright is the most cost-effective manuever over 2 years for my usage pattern. I'll be saving $580 going with T-mobile. People think I'm a bit bonkers for paying so much for a phone, but I trust my math.
  19. macrumors regular

    May 10, 2010
    Spoke with an Apple store employee just 5 minutes ago, personal pickup starts at 10 pm tonight. (America, to be clear.) They update the store sites as they get stock, we play the waiting game and hope to reserve a phone for pickup the next day.

    Anyone else breaking the refresh button at 10:00:01 pm?
  20. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    Mine will be broken by 9:45... Get there early.
  21. macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    Good to hear from you. Now I can stop stalking apple and att stores. :D
  22. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    Interesting. Officially the site still says that it is first-come, first-served.


    However, they also did this last year after the initial weekend (except it started at 9pm). In general, the phones were "out of stock" within 5 minutes. You had until 6:00pm the next day to pick it up. You still had to wait in line, but before 6:00pm the only people they let in line were those with reservation slips. At 6:00pm they opened up the line to walk-ins.
  23. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    When I spoke with my local Apple store at approximately 11:00am (EST), the representative said that the announcement had just been made internally. I would imagine they would disperse all information to the stores first, before announcing online.
  24. macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2006
    Washington, DC
    I heard the same thing but wasn't sure if the apple associate knew what they were talking about since I hadn't heard of this before.

    I'll be refreshing at 10pm eastern and then again at 10pm pacific time (that will make it a long night).
  25. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    Do you know someone who could pick it up in a store in those other time zones?


    I see Apple Insider and 9to5Mac are reporting it



    Apparently you will be charged for the purchase at the time of reservation and can pick it up at your leisure the next day. If so, that would be different from how they did it last year.

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