Can I still buy a 5S at the Apple Store?

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  1. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    It's been 61 days since the iPhone SE came out and still out of stock at my Apple Store. I cannot wait any longer and I don't want a 6/6S.

    Can I get a new or refurbished iPhone 5S at the Apple Store?
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    They may have left over stock. Its probably going to be dependent on store. Why don't you just call your local store and ask?
     
  3. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well it's 1AM and they're closed. I figured the Internet was 24/7.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Wait til they are open?
     
  5. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Guess I will have to buddy.
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Afaik they've discontinued sales of the 5s in favor of the SE. I believe the only options are carriers, if anything.
     
  7. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    Just think how long ago you would have had an SE if you had ordered one from Apple 61 days ago. I'm sure there is a good one, but what's the reason you need to get one in person? By the way, what carrier/color/size are you looking for?
     
  8. TantalizedMind thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone Trade-Up program is in store only.

    Black - 64 - Verizon
     
  9. chscag macrumors 68000

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    No, Apple quit selling the 5s when they released the SE. But there are plenty of 5s iPhones available on Amazon.com and eBay. Some are even new and unlocked. I've purchased from Amazon before and have always gotten a good deal - and Amazon guarantees the purchase.
     
  10. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, got it. That makes sense. And good choice....hope you get one soon.
     
  11. tallazzPilipino macrumors 6502

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    are you limited to the Verizon version? I believe the ATT/T-Mo/VZW are the same model. and if you're purchasing outright, you would be getting an unlocked handset.
     
  12. westcoastcyc macrumors regular

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  13. tallazzPilipino macrumors 6502

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    if they're willing to go with 16GB version anyway, then Straight Talk's policy might stop him. if it hasn't changed, they would need to have had their Straight Talk (TracFone) service for at least 12 months and currently active for the handset to be eligible to be unlocked. I'm not certain prepaid phones can be purchased for more to be unlocked like subsidized phones can.
     
  14. westcoastcyc macrumors regular

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    You can find a few services online that will unlock your phone for a small fee.
     

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