Other iStockNow Guide: Buying the iPhone 11 if it's out of stock

ruslan120

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Since the iPhone 11 is coming out soon I've covered using iStockNow to get notifications when the iPhone 11 is in stock. Bought the iPhone X and SS Apple Watch a day or two after the release day this way.



Edit (update):
The iStockNow bot is now back up and operational. Registration and notifications came through today. https://imgur.com/a/2k0x1YT
Happy iPhone 11 Shopping!
 
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Shadowbech

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Yep, that is how I got my previous iPhones and will be using it again once they update for the next iPhone. However, I highly doubt that stock would be limited as I recall last year with the xs max, even if it was out of stock, Apple do receive stock daily and was always in stock. But it's nice to get notification when Apple receives them in stock.
 
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TheAppleFairy

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anyone using iStockNow? I am using Apple's website and they are showing nothing available anywhere.

iStockNow is showing everything is available at my local store. I guess they are only for those willing to stand in line?


EDIT: NVM, I see it's showing online is available and no date for retail.
 
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timeconsumer

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anyone using iStockNow? I am using Apple's website and they are showing nothing available anywhere.

iStockNow is showing everything is available at my local store. I guess they are only for those willing to stand in line?


EDIT: NVM, I see it's showing online is available and no date for retail.
My guess is Apple took this down because when you order for store pickup you have to specify a time slot. It’s probably too late in the day to reserve time slots as they’re likely all reserved at this point.
 
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signde

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i've used istocknow the last few years to get a phone on launch weekend. usually that happens on a saturday, sometimes as late as 5pm. something is different this year so far as there are almost no stateside locations showing the high end models in stock. previous years i would glance across the country and there would blips of stock throughout the day. either apple isn't updating in-store stock online, istock is broken, or there aren't phones available for walk-ins.
 
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My guess is Apple took this down because when you order for store pickup you have to specify a time slot. It’s probably too late in the day to reserve time slots as they’re likely all reserved at this point.

Make sense...I canceled my order the other day when the military discount went live. So I will periodically check for inventory instead of ordering for shipment to my house.
 

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Make sense...I canceled my order the other day when the military discount went live. So I will periodically check for inventory instead of ordering for shipment to my house.
Gotcha. I think you might be able to reserve one for in store pickup tomorrow if you check around 6:00am tomorrow morning. At least that’s when the in store pick up option was available for me today. I have two being delivered (still showing out for delivery) but after seeing more pictures decided on another color, so I reserved one for pickup after I get off of work and will send one of the two back to Apple once I receive the delivery. Extra information but just wanted to provide some context.
 
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Gotcha. I think you might be able to reserve one for in store pickup tomorrow if you check around 6:00am tomorrow morning. At least that’s when the in store pick up option was available for me today. I have two being delivered (still showing out for delivery) but after seeing more pictures decided on another color, so I reserved one for pickup after I get off of work and will send one of the ones back to Apple once I receive it. Extra information but just wanted to provide some context.

Thanks I will try. I have two Apple stores that are fairly close so I feel like my chances are good.
 

signde

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i got notifications early this am too. everything seems back to normal how i remember launch weekends. there is stock available everywhere. a lot more than usual it seems.