First of all, I consider myself incredibly lucky to be able to find the exact color/capacity iPhone 6 Plus that I wanted the day after launch. None of this would have happened if I didnt find this thread right here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1784178. 11:00 PM - I began checking Apple.com (using Safari on my iPhone) to see if a 64GB iPhone 6 plus Space Grey AT&T is available to pickup on 9/20 around the SF Bay Area. No stores in had any available (not surprised). I repeated this process for the next hour. 12:05 AM - Inventory on Apple.com seems to be updated as there are now 3 stores within a 30 minute drive of me that have the iPhone I want, available for pickup 9/20. I proceed to place an order at the closest Apple store to me and for some reason when I reach the final stages of checking out, it would show unavailable for pickup. So I would reload Apple.com and the same store will show available again, so I keep trying. After failing again, I refreshed Apple.com and tried the same thing but selecting a different Apple store. Same problem, still not showing availability for pickup. I repeat this for 30 minutes until I decide to try using the Apple Store App. 12:35 AM - I try ordering again at the Apple store closest to me, but using the Apple Store app this time around. Order goes through on the first try. I had to choose contract upgrade as they dont allow AT&T Next and customer pickup for some reason. Still trying to figure out why. 12:40 AM - E-mail confirmation received from Apple. 8:03 AM - E-mail confirmation that iPhone is ready for pickup. 10:30 - Arrived at Apple Store, waited in the Reservation line. 10:45 - iPhone 6 Plus in hand and out the door. tl;dr *Bought iPhone 6 plus day after launch without preordering or waiting in line. *Online inventory refreshed at midnight local time. *AT&T Next and customer pickup did not work for me. *Used the Apple Store app, as Safari was not letting me place the order on my iPhone. Hope this thread can help someone snag an iPhone 6 plus early than they are shipping them! Good luck!