iP7 Plus Black-Cancel your preorder/check your local Apple Store inventory YMMV

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  1. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I initially placed a preorder on Sept 9th for the matte black iPhone 7 Plus 128GB with a mid-October shipping date. I cancelled within the hour and decided to test my luck at an Apple Store.

    I didn't go on launch day or the Saturday after cause of work. Today I figured why not and lined up about 1.5 hours before the Apple Store opened at 11am. There were two guys already in line so I was #3. The first two guys were waiting on the Jet Black Plus. While waiting, I browsed reddit when I saw a thread that linked to each store's inventory.

    Check inventory through this link:
    https://reserve.cdn-apple.com/US/en...1&sourceID=email&rv=0&path=&iPP=U&appleCare=Y

    Lo and behold there was a matte black iPhone 7 Plus in 128GB from Verizon (I have service with AT&T). I quickly reserved the phone for an 11am time slot. While waiting for the doors to open I quickly checked other stores and noticed the matte black Plus were in stock at the other locations. There were no Jet Black Pluses at any of the 5 Apple Stores in the metro. I asked the employee if they had any Jet Black Pluses sold not from preorder. He said none.

    TLDR - If you want matte black iP7 Plus, check inventory, reserve and pick up. Cancel your preorder. YMMV.
     

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  2. alee macrumors 6502

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    Does this force you to iUP or can you change that in person?
     
  3. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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  5. idyll macrumors 6502

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    Yeah - do I have to do the Apple Upgrade Program?
     
  6. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    No, you choose your method of payment when you get there. I did carrier finance. No issues. No waiting for shipping.
     
  7. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Do you have to choose a specific time to pickup? If there is stock available, could I choose to pick up after work at 6:30pm or so?
     
  8. isaihtb11 macrumors regular

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    Nope. When you get to the store, just tell them you want to pay in full for the phone.
     
  9. danilko1 macrumors 6502a

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    Looked in my area. The inventory is bleak. The only AT&T phones are the 32GB 7. All the rest are gone. For the 7 Plus, it's just Verizon, and 32GB at that.
     
  10. drober30 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool! I was looking for this and have used this before. Muphone arrives Tuesday but will be looking for my wife phone soon.
     
  11. Kirbyjackson macrumors newbie

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    I just checked and the one I ordered is available. I'm gonna pick up in an hour.


     
  12. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I just told him "I'd like to pay outright". He said "Sure". Didn't give me a hard time.
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    You could, Can't confirm 100%

    Yes you can choose a specific time if it's available from the drop down option
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    You have that option or you can pay for it outright
     
  13. alee macrumors 6502

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    Success! Thanks to the OP. Canceling my other VZ order.
     
  14. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you OP for posting this information! I got the Jet Black on pre-order but preferred the Matte Black after seeing in person. They had the 256GB Matte Plus in stock :) The Apple rep actually said they just got a shipment today and all of the sudden tons of people came to the store, I wonder how they got the info, lol
     
  15. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Think I'm going to stick with my Plus 256 black. Was contemplating going with JB, but after some thought Black is here to stay. My buddy was also able to get what he was looking for. As for how, check www.istocknow.com It seems to be some accurate. Hope this information is helpful to some of you.
     

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