How to Purchase an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus From an Apple Store on September 25

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s pre-orders began on September 12 at 12:01 AM Pacific, with two options to receive your new smartphone: home delivery or in-store pickup. Customers that do not place a pre-order or reservation for in-store pickup can also try their luck by standing in line at an Apple Store on September 25, but expect long lines. Most retail locations will open early at 8:00 AM local time.

    Reserve and Pick Up

    The easiest and most convenient way to purchase an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from an Apple Store on launch day is to make a reservation for in-store pickup by September 25. Simply choose an iPhone model, color, storage size and carrier on Apple's website and click on the "Reserve to buy in store" button.


    Next, sign in with your Apple ID and select an Apple Store near you. You will then be required to text a code to an Apple number to receive a unique registration code to enter on Apple's website. Then, select how many iPhones you would like, choose a 30-minute time block for pickup, verify your contact information and confirm your reservation.

    When you arrive at the Apple Store during your specified check-in window, most locations should have a special line for customers with reservations. An employee will then help you with purchasing and setting up your new iPhone. Only the person named on the reservation can pick up the iPhone -- bring a government-issued photo ID.

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  2. Rogi macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2013
  3. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    I thought apple got rid of the wait in line option and it was reservations for iPhone 6.
  4. mariusignorello macrumors 68000

    Jun 9, 2013
    You forgot to tell them to bring a ram rod for the line. Seriously.
  5. OriginalMacRat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2007
    Or just order online and have it shipped to your home.
  6. jzouvar, Sep 14, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2015

    jzouvar macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2015
    I didn't have to text a code nor go through most of this stuff and my iPhone was reserved at 12:08AM PST. Would update this to account for ordering through the Apple Store app. Bringing your iPhone isn't required for the iPhone Upgrade program either, they just say to have a back up. It's only required if you're trading it in for in-store credit.
  7. Tiltasauras macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2015
    I reserved one as well, but using Apple's website and didn't have to text anyone. Not sure where that step is coming from.
  8. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    "You can enroll in the iPhone Upgrade Program by visiting an Apple Store."

    Is this a third option? Or something we can do after waiting in line or reserving one for pick up?
  9. betterbegood macrumors regular


    May 21, 2014
    San Lonkong
  10. naeS1Sean macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Scranton, PA
    Part of me wants to say they just shouldn't offer in-store iPhones on day one and just force people to pre-order. But I got my iPhone 3G by waiting in line and even though my wife almost divorced me and it took like 12 hours, it was so much fun and I really look back on that day fondly.
  11. ddkkpp, Sep 14, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2015

    ddkkpp macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2011
  12. DustinLH00 macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2014
    Aurora, IL
    You can't do the upgrade program online.
  13. DustinLH00 macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2014
    Aurora, IL
    I tried this but every store in my state is showing no availability for any model/color/capacity. Is this true for everyone else? It is also frustrating that you cannot select another day in the future when they will have capacity.
  14. jhersco macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2008
    I went through the steps provided to Reserve to buy in Store. It leads to page on which you select the phone you want. After choosing State, Store, Model and Carrier, every choice of capacity and color is greyed out. So you can't really get one on 9/25 after all, unless you want to wait in line with hundreds of other people.
  15. rfahey79 macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2014
    Well, that's assuming the phone combination you're looking for is available at the location you're choosing as well. I reserved my device using this method at 2am saturday morning and was able to reserve 2 devices for me and help a friend reserve 2 for himself. I had to choose a location, still close to me and not my preferred location, to get the combination I was looking for.

    By Sunday morning about 11:00 or so there were no models available where I picked.
  16. tylerdw89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    I didn't have to text a code to any number to reserve. Just signed in with Apple ID. Chose store, time, model.
  17. imola.zhp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2010
    Mud Island (Memphis), TN
    Are those that are excited about the 6S just people on the "S" upgrade cycle? My 6 is only about 8 months old and still working great, I am not under contract but don't see any reason to blow an upgrade on the 6S. I'll save t for the 7.
  18. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2014
  19. naeS1Sean macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Scranton, PA
    I don't think so, but I'm not sure.
  20. blue22 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2010
    Has anyone else noticed how Apple's monthly iPhone Upgrade Program effectively has you paying $129 of AppleCare+ every year, WTH?!
  21. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    Since my local Apple Store still had the model I wanted available for reservation pickup on launch day, I went ahead and submitted a reservation request. However, I have yet to receive any confirmation email stating that the phone is actually reserved. Before cancelling my preorder, I want to make sure I have one reserved... Will wait another hour or two; if it doesn't show up I'll reserve another one.
  22. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    Where are you getting 'every year' from?

  23. ivvyhill macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    No one has "noticed" it because it's not true. AppleCare is built into Apple's Installment Plan of 24 months, so when you trade it in after 12 months and get a new one, the remaining balance (that includes AppleCare) is completed by Apple/Bank and you begin again. If you choose to not trade it in and keep it for 24 months, you continue paying the remaining AppleCare and iPhone balance until it's yours to keep. You really end up paying ~ $65 for AppleCare per year if you trade the iPhone in every year.
  24. ivvyhill macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    Did anyone else just get an email and not a text? I'm a little worried there was a system glitch or some BS that's going to screw it up on the 25th.
  25. macs4nw macrumors 601


    How long before Apple starts selling 'unlocked' iPhone6S / 6S Plus?..... before Christmas?

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