Apple Retail Stores Launch In-Store Pickup Option for iPhone 5s and 5c with Availability Listings

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    Apple retail stores have now begun offering a Personal Pickup option for the iPhone 5s through its online purchase page, allowing customers to see store availability for each model and place orders for in-store pickup.

    The move comes after Apple quickly sold out of its initial iPhone 5s online order stock following its launch on Friday, with shipping estimates in the United States falling to October.

    In-store pickup is also available for the iPhone 5c, although that device has seen much better availability than the iPhone 5s.

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    Apple cited "incredible" demand for the new iPhones in the hours after the launch, acknowledging shortages of iPhone 5s models. Gold models in particular have been more popular than Apple predicted, with the company reportedly boosting production of those models by one-third.

    The iPhone 5s was announced alongside the lower-cost iPhone 5c at a media event last month, and includes features such as the new "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor, a 64-bit A7 chip, and a new iSight camera with a dual-LED "True Tone" flash.

    Update: As noted by 9to5Mac, the ability to place orders for in-store pickup and check store availability is also available in the Apple Store iOS app.

    Article Link: Apple Retail Stores Launch In-Store Pickup Option for iPhone 5s and 5c with Availability Listings
     
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    Of course the posted silver for sprint.. Haha the least popular combination
     
  5. luqtotheman macrumors regular

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    How early every morning will they be updating these?

    It would be good to know before driving over to my local Apple store.
     
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    Seems to be US only. Nothing on the UK web store.
     
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    This is really only needed for the 5s. I wonder what the sales numbers for the 5c are. We probably will never know because Apple won't release any breakdown unless 5c sales are also huge.
     
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    Agreed - Apple needs to realize that hype cometh before the fall. It was quality that made you Apple.
     
  10. arom macrumors 6502

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    From what I hear this gets updated every night at 10:00PM. Question is how often during the day the update it.
     
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    Not set up very well. If you choose a phone and it's not available, you have to go right back to the beginning. No love in Albany either (64GB).
     
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    This is the best way to get one. I'm happy! #
     
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    It's like that in Atlanta as well.
     
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    In the US, all the 5c models will ship within 24 hours. I think you're right, this will be needed more for the 5s than 5c.
     
  17. danemo macrumors newbie

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    Nothing in Chicago stores. However, my 32GB space grey shipped from ZhengZhou and will arrive Wednesday :)
     
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    Two Gold T-Mobile unlocked 64GB have shipped as well. Arrival Wed Sept 25, as opposed to original estimate of Sept 30 - Oct 2.
     
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    I have an existing pre order for the 5S from Apple (Line 1). I have multiple lines on my account and do not want to cancel my pre order just yet.

    Let's say I buy the phone using another line (line 2). The phone would be bought full price. Once I get to the apple store can I return the phone for Line 2 and then buy it immediately using my upgrade for Line 1? I would of course have cancelled my pre order, freeing up my upgrade eligibility.
     
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    32GB Space Gray Verizon available in Denver.
     

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    Remember, most stores don't get restocked on Sundays. Check availability in a few hours, after the inventories are updated by the morning crews.
     
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    Your screenshot is much more representative of reality than the one provided with the article. None of the stores in my area also show any availability at all, at least right now.
     
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    I'm failing to understand why they're restocking stores at all when launch day online orders (more accurate: launch minute orders) still show 7-10 day wait times. Shouldn't those who already bought one, let alone those who got up in the middle of the night to do so, have some level of priority?
     
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    Those estimates seem pretty conservative, mine originally said the 3rd when ordering, and now it says it'll be here tomorrow.
     

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