Does Apple Hold Phone at Store if you pre-order

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rscott505, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. rscott505 macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    I normally pre-order my phone and pick it up at the retail store right at launch. This year, due to commitments I won't be able to get there first thing in the morning So my question is, will Apple specifically reserve a phone for me on launch day at the store that I can pick up any time, or am I out of luck if I get there after 5:00 p.m. and they are sold out?

    Any experience or thoughts on this would be appreciated.
  2. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Based on personal experience, when the 3GS came out, I reserved a phone in-store and didn't go pick it up until the end of the day. It was there waiting for me.

    However, Apple tends to change the pre-order/reservation/launch day procedures every single time, so you'll have to wait and see when the fine print shows up tonight.

    If you're concerned with missing out, I would just preorder it for delivery.
  3. satchow macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2011
    When I ordered the iPhone 4 for pick up, they had two lines, one for preorders and one for walk up orders. Everybody who had a preorder was guaranteed one, but if you didn't pick it up that day they'd sell it to a walk up.
  4. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    They didn't have store pick-up for the iPhone 4S pre-orders, but they did keep pre-orders seperate from walk-ins for the iPhone 4. You were able to pickup your iPhone until the end of that business day, after that it was up for grabs.

Share This Page