Apple Store Walk-Ins?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by PTVMan, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    Is there any sense or knowledge of whether Apple Stores will have any stock on series 2 watches tomorrow? I want the aluminum sport model and hoping to buy in store tomorrow when they open.
  2. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2007
    In the same boat... there will be stock shipped from what I hear but no one knows how much. One thing that we have on our side is that most won't be as interested this year as they would have been for the iPhone (which there will be many disappointed people when they find out there is no stock at all for those).
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I would imagine so. The real uestion is what sort of line you'd be required to stand in. I am still on the fence on whether I should wait for my order or try and grab one.
  4. PTVMan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    My iPhone 7 is being delivered by UPS tomorrow and I'm debating whether to change it to hold for pickup at the hub so that I can go to the Apple Store when it opens.
  5. fanchee macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    I'm interested, as well. I have an appointment to get my iPhone tomorrow at 11, but I was going to check online to see if the AW I want is available for pick up before I go.
  6. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I was wondering about this as well. They've announced that there won't be any iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 in Jet Black for walk ins tomorrow, but I wonder what Watch stock will be like.
  7. JamesHP macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    I went to my local one this afternoon and they said they had got stock in but weren't allowed to say what. But they seemed to think that if you got there early enough you should probably get one. They said they don't think the watch will be where the demand is tomorrow.
  8. DizzyV6P macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2011
    90% of the people tomorrow will be looking for the iPhone 7 :) I'm gonna stop by in the afternoon to see the watches. Should be plenty in stock.
  9. BSben macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2012
    I suppose there will be some available, but I doubt there will be plenty as online retailers are already issuing emails to inform customers of the lack of stock. My guess is that 38mm Aluminium is the most likely to be available, or the very expensive options (stainless steel link band)
  10. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    How desperate would I have to be to go to an Apple Store on iPhone launch day? Especially when things slow to crawl because of activation server issues. That's the question you should answer first.
  11. jmelrose macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    So there's a 3-5 week backlog for EVERY model of Series 2 Apple Watch and there "should be plenty in stock" tomorrow? I think if I ordered online and could save myself a 3-5 week wait, there would be a gazillion cancellations on online orders. My layman's prediction is that supplies for all the launch items will be pretty tight tomorrow.
  12. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    I'm going to attempt to call the store tomorrow maybe 12pm once they've had a chance to work their way through some of the iPhone customers.
  13. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    I'm hoping to walk-in and buy one tomorrow. I ending up selling my v1, so I'm hoping I have more luck this time around. Not buying expensive bands and metals this time around—I learned my lesson.
  14. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    I'm torn between the aluminum and the stainless steel. What was your v1?
  15. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2008
    I called my local store just now and they said they would have some in stock for tomorrow but wouldn't say how many.
  16. PCtoMAC1 macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    This has been one of the worst Apple product launches I've ever experienced.
  17. awputra macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2016
  18. dleavy macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2007
    Arrived at the mall to wait in line (store is outside) and was promptly told to leave the premises until 5:30a. No one allowed to queue until then. I've not had any trouble queuing for a few other releases in the past.
  19. AgentElliot007 macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    Neither Charlotte, NC store has an 42 MM stainless steel in stock this morning. That's crazy to me. Between the upgrade debacle and now this, this is easily the worst launch in general in years.
  20. pesos macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2006
    Crappy launch. Really awful that there's no way to determine stock AND that all the staff/stores are so woefully uninformed. I visited all 3 Tokyo stores before the 8am opening this morning and none could tell me anything about the edition stock. The Apple Watch only store in shinjuku did a stupid appointment lottery system and subsequently wouldn't even allow us in to see the edition in person and they're going to continue this system for the next 48 hours
  21. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    On the app you still can't select in store pick up
  22. BrettDS macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2012
    Very little watch stock at altamonte springs, Florida. I got there at 6 and was maybe 50 people back, by the time they got to me after telling everyone that they had no pluses I was about 20 people back. And apparently I was the first who asked about a watch at all because the guy helping me had to run back and ask about their watch stock. They had no SS at all. No silver aluminum at all, one or two gold aluminum and some space grey aluminum. Unfortunately I left empty handed
  23. harpyeagle macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
    hopefully, it's just a matter of time before they allow the store pickup option
  24. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Showed up at my local Apple Store at 7:50 AM and was told by an Apple employee they couldn't sell the watches until 10 AM. If they are going to sell the phones they should sell the watches too. I'm not a happy camper.
  25. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    I think the first launch in April - 2015 was the worst by far. Stupid appointments and viewing sessions, super long delays, defective haptic touch, etc.

    I'm not understanding Apples new logic with low supplies. They want to make people wait versus having inventory.

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