Anyone know when Apple Stores restock?

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  1. Captain America macrumors 6502

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    As above, does anyone know about what time of day they get their shipments? I called a few hours ago to see if I could get a Plus, and they said they had some but said they couldn't specify what type and that I'd need to come there and see for myself. I said okay I will, but asked when they get new shipments they said nearly daily but they don't know what time.

    Took me 40 min to get there thanks to traffic and I get in line. Turns out the fool on the phone didn't tell me that you could only go if you have a reservation or are picking up making it a total waste of time. To see if the info would match I asked her when they get new product and when I should come back and she just said "idk, really early in the morning"

    So can anyone help set me straight? I'm a bit frustrated.
     
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  3. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Usually daily but not always guaranteed to receive a shipment every day. At least that was how the 5s was. I expect a reservation system soon via the Apple website.
     
  4. Captain America thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I see. Any idea what time of day that usually happens? And is the website/app a reliable way of checking stock in pretty close to real time? Or would I be better off sporadically calling them?
     
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    So, up until they start offering next-day reservations, if one wanted to try to pick one up at opening at an Apple store, what time should one get there? I assume it's not as bad as launch day, but how early do people start trying to wait around for the store to open?
     
  7. Captain America thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is exactly some of what I myself am wondering. All these little unknown variables. iPhone hunting is an art, apparently. Lol.
     
  8. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    daily, except Sunday in the US.

    Whatever they get during the day is usually held until the next morning.
     
  9. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Delivery times vary by day and store. You'd be better off asking the specific store.
     
  10. Captain America thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried that. They gave me the classic "I don't know"

    Is it safe to just keep checking the Apple Store app or website to see if store stocks update? Or do those take too long?
     
  11. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    The larger "flagship" stores will get shipments of new phones every day during launch time. Go to the largest store in your area every morning and wait to see what comes in.
     
  12. Manny72 macrumors member

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    I hate that they won't tell you anything over the Phone!!!
    I think they're over stocked with I-Phone 6 models and hope People just settle for those instead of waiting for more Plus Models to show up..
     
  13. thaghost macrumors 6502

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    I've been checking the apple store app all day and have been seeing availability pop up here and there around the Chicago area. They don't last for long though....
     
  14. uchosen macrumors 6502

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    Did you tell them who you are?! :D That would get some answers.
     
  15. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    No. Can't sell opened items as new. They go back to Apple, get tested, given a new battery and serial number and are used for warranty replacements and the refurb store.
     
  16. whirldy macrumors regular

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    Most of the Apple reservation folks will tell you at the store what they have immediately. Best to go in the morning to get one, as the iP6/6+'s are trickling back in daily
     
  17. BeK macrumors regular

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    Had a very similar problem my friend. I called a Apple Store on the 19th and was told by a "so-called" specialist that there were 6+ models in stock in all shapes and sizes. The genius didn't bother to tell me that they were all reserved though. I drive 1 hour just to discover (no exaggeration) about 100 people in line who had reserved the phone. There were no extras outside of reservations for sale. The person over the phone failed to mention this so needless to say, I wasn't a happy camper.
    I called the following day and demanded to speak with a manager and she was very helpful and took the time to give me all the necessary information regarding my chances of landing a phone. I have since placed a order directly from Apples website and will receive my Plus model in 3-4 weeks.
     
  18. Captain America thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Glad to hear you're going to get one at least. I feel your pain.

    Fortunately, I learned through these forums that they update their inventory at 3AM during the week, and I was able to secure one for pickup yesterday as soon as that time rolled around. Maybe you can try something similar so you won't have to wait weeks?
     
  19. BeK macrumors regular

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    Hmm, interesting. 3:00am EST? How did you reserve it, through the Apple app/website?
     
  20. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, just reserve yourself one on the Apple Store website or app. Check the website/app periodically throughout the day (Apple Stores do seem to get inventory refreshes throughout the day) and you'll eventually snag one. This was how I was able to avoid the lines last year for the 5S.

    The Apple Store app has been the way to go for the last couple of launches it seems.
     
  21. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    Yes indeed for me
     
  22. Captain America thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did it through the website, but the app should work just fine too, I would imagine.
     
  23. BeK macrumors regular

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    Thank you muchly. That was very helpful :)
     

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