iPhone 6/6 Plus- Apple Store Reserving (reserve & pickup in store) vs Waiting in line

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ACoD360, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. ACoD360 macrumors newbie

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    Since Tuesday, I've been going with the idea of waiting in line to pick up a 64GB 6. I just went on the Apple website just to check it out and I saw that you can reserve for in store pickup. I clicked it and It then gave me a list of the colours and configurations that were available which I didn't understand since the phone hasn't even been released yet. So it showed that the 64GB Space Grey 6 is unavailable at my Apple Store? Does this mean that waiting in line is useless without reserving and they won't be getting any on launch day to sell to people who haven't reserved? (Note: reserving is free and you choose what time on launch day you want to pick it up)
     
  2. macnerd77 macrumors regular

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    They usually have some stock for people without pre orders but they can't guarantee that. If you just going to wait in line and hopefully get one i would get there early. At least be in the top 20 people in line. Last year i was 18th in line and they did not have the phone i wanted (Gold 5s 64gb) so i had to go with a silver 5s. Also there were no pre orders last year 5s.
     
  3. Mahler12x macrumors regular

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    Has anyone been able to snag a 6+ unlocked by waiting in line first thing in the AM? I've been checking inventory online and they never come up.
     
  4. ctm126 macrumors newbie

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    At least from what I've seen it seems that Apple does not set aside units for walk-ins, and so all the 6+ units that a store receives are spoken for before the store even opens for the day.
     
  5. Mahler12x macrumors regular

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    Ok, well that makes my decision a little easier then. I'll just have to order online and wait. I need a T-Mobile so that's what makes this even harder.
     
  6. ctm126 macrumors newbie

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    Let me correct that. I just went and spoke to a Specialist who stated that they are still taking walk-up reservations before the store opens. So getting there early and waiting may still be an option
     
  7. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    Do you really want unlocked? Or bought outright on a carrier to be unlocked soon?

    TMobile will unlock your phone after a couple of weeks - Just ask. I found when I said "unlocked" at an Apple store, I was ushered to back of the unmoving scalper line... Be careful of your wording.
     
  8. rmn1644 macrumors newbie

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    T-mobile availability @ Apple Stores?

    Hi guys,

    When I check apple stores for pickup availability, I can always find some store that has availablity for some combination of Sprint/V/ATT and zip codes

    It doesn't matter what combination I try for T-mobile, they are never available.

    It was my understanding T-mobile models are the same as other carriers. So does that mean they are actually available? Or what?

    Seems like folks are posting about buying t-mobile phones @ the Apple Store. Is showing "no online availablity" to keep people from buying them and taking them abroad for instance?

    Or other ideas? Has anyone seen a t-mobile available for pickup at Apple Store at Apple.com?
     
  9. Mahler12x macrumors regular

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    So is the right term "Device Only"?

    I've read where you can even do a "device only" from AT&T and it's already unlocked, which would allow me to use it on T-Mobile. Anyone know if this is true?
     

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