How easy is it to walk in and buy iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by netddos, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. netddos macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2005
    Guys how easy is it to buy iPhone 5 from Apple Store in the US?

    Can I just walk in and likely to purchase iPhone 5 or am I stretching my luck too far?
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i know the carrier stores in my area have plenty. not sure about apple store
  3. imazu macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2012
  4. chester427 macrumors newbie


    Sep 24, 2012
    Somewhere in SE PA
    duke where are you located at? Have no luck in Pennsylvania!!!!
  5. thaghost macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Winter Garden, FL
    Walked into radio shack and got one for my wife and I.
  6. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2010
    My local apple store had stock for all providers all weekend.
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    colorado lol
  8. bogatyr macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    Depends on where you live. I can't find a Verizon Black 64GB model in the Metro Detroit Area (if anyone knows of a place, please message me!).

    Others have posted that there are stores around them with stock.
  9. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
  10. VMMan macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
  11. dasams macrumors member


    May 6, 2011
    VMMan prefers VMExercise :D
  12. TreoRenegade, Sep 24, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012

    TreoRenegade macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    Check the home page at CultOfMac. Looks like Apple will be starting some sort of "personal walkin" at locl stores thing tonight at 10, presumably west coast time. You order via app, then walk in tomorrow and pick up. But read carefully.. I was rushed.
  13. richpuer macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2010
    pretty easy. i only waited 1.5 hr on launch day and strolled out with a new 5. i didnt even get there before 8am..after i got mine, the line was getting shorter...aapl store said they had plenty left for everyone.
  14. thrill5one6 macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2010
  15. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Went to my local Apple Store shortly after opening to pick up 3 pre-orders (lightning cables and 2 6th gen iPod Nano) and they told me that they got slammed that morning with iPhone purchases. A guy came up to my salesperson and asked about a Verizon 16GB. All Verizons were out except for possibly a 64GB Black. Demand still seems to be really high.
  16. vbtwo31984 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    5th Ave Apple store in NYC is all sold out, I asked around 8:40 this morning. They told me to come check tomorrow or Wednesday at 8:00.
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    basically unless you are in a major city like New York, you can probably walk in and pick one up no problem.
  18. nolegirl01 macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2012
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    No luck in Tampa, FL! Apple store has no att phones left, all att stores that I called within a 20 mile radius are all sold out, including radio shack and best buy....If any one in Tampa know of a place that has them in stock please let me know!!!!! Thank you :)
  19. lockerc18 macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2012
    Check out the store in Grand Central. I know someone who was on line there for all of 20 minutes and got the phone he wanted, on 9/14. He goes through GC every day and there evidently hasn't been huge crowds there, not like at the store over on 5th. That one's been crazy.


    Was in the Best Buy in Danbury CT yesterday. They said they were totally sold out, and wouldn't see any more phones for another couple of weeks.
  20. aria64 macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2012
    no luck!

    NO luck in Silicon Valley. I went to or called to both Apple Stores in San Jose, Los Gatos and even Palo Alto. I've had no luck all week. And for online reservations, all of our stores are unavailable for pickup. You'd expect more iPhone 5s in stock here considering Apple HQ is down the street.
  21. gemnilocs macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2011
    I tried today and no luck...both Apple stores and Verizon stores were out of stock. Verizon said I could order and it would ship on the 19th and a couple of Apple stores mentioned the 10p-4am ordering for store pick up. #losangeles
  22. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2010
    No luck here in Orange County, CA. Tried 2 verizon stores and 4 apple stores.

    Bought mine on craigslist.
  23. Sheik Yiboudi macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2012
    39.7589° N, 84.1917° W
    No luck in the Cincinnati/Dayton, OH area. I haven't tried the Apple store yet, but a bunch of AT&T stores and Sams Club have been all out every time I've gone.
  24. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Bummer, I'm not getting mine for a few weeks so it should be better by then.
  25. adeedew macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2005
    Beyond easy. Walked in launch day early evening to swap our my dead on arrival preorder 20 min line. Next day at another store there was a line of 10 people. Sunday at another store noticed no line all in LA area

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