is factory unlocked iPhone 4S available on local retail Apple Store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eeosman, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. eeosman macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2009
    Could you pick up an unlocked iPhone 4S from an retail Apple Store in the USA?

    it seems like you can reserve it but no chance to reserve.

    Did you succeed?
  2. SCARY GAY DAD macrumors 6502


    Dec 3, 2011
    Here's how it works:

    Last week, Apple retail stores started carrying unlocked iPhone 4Ss. However, they only carry enough in stock to sell for that day. So you have to reserve one the night before to guarantee one will be available.

    On Apple's website, there is a page for each specific retail location where you can reserve an iPhone 4S (I believe you can only reserve no more than two though). This page is updated at 9pm daily. Be quick to reserve because they can become unavailable very quickly!

    After reserving an iPhone 4S, you have until 6pm the following day to pick it up. If you don't pick it up by 6pm, it becomes available for the public.

    That is why you may or may not be able to buy an iPhone 4S depending on the time and the number of reserved iPhones.

  3. Virgo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    True except they don't become available to the public at 6pm, I've tried that, and they told me they put them back in the inventory for the next day's reservations... it's like an endless reservation cycle -_-
  4. b24pgg macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    I just checked the reservation page for my local store and there are unlocked 16GB Black and White iPhones available

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