Just reserved today (June 17) for Day 1 in-store pickup

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  1. zinka macrumors regular

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    So either I got really, really lucky, or I encountered a bug, but I was just able to reserve an iPhone 4 for in-store pickup on Thursday, June 24. After selecting to upgrade my line of service, it gave me a choice between shipping on July 14 and in-store pickup on June 24. Obviously I picked the latter (the Apple store is a 1-minute walk from my office), and it went through. Too good to be true? Did I experience a bug? Is my reservation real?
     
  2. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    wait for your confirmation e-mail, call the store to confirm you're on the list, or check the apple store app for your reservation
     
  3. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    Haha, you encountered a bug. Reservations were taken down. No stores are accepting them any longer. I would go back and get it shipped instead at this point.
     
  4. absolut` macrumors member

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    Bug for sure. Just tried it, didn't have a reservation option for me.
     
  5. coelacanth macrumors 6502

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    Can you see your reservation in Apple Store app on your iPhone (assuming you've got one already)? If you do, then you got lucky somehow. If not, I don't know what's going on. Well, either way, I don't know what's going on.
     
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  7. stellablue96 macrumors member

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    same here
     
  8. zinka thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where do you see reservations in the app? I'm going to Stores > Reservations, and there's a box labeled "Make Reservations" with a bunch of contents. If I have a reservation, should there be additional text somewhere indicating I have a reservation?

    Grr... why can't Apple get websites right?
     
  9. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think he is talking about making a reservation. I think he is saying he made a pre-order and chose the in-store pick up option because it showed 6-24 instead of 7-14 delivery.

    I was one of the lucky ones to get a pre-order through on dooms day and at the end it gives you the option to have it shipped or to pick up locally at a store. you still had to pay for it at the time of reservation.


    making a reservation and paying when you pick up was a different thing and that was taken down late in the evening on the 15th
     
  10. zinka thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here are the contents of the confirmation screen:

    Your reservation is confirmed.
    Thanks for reserving your iPhone for pickup at the Apple Retail Store on June 24 starting at 7:00 a.m. You’ll receive an email confirmation shortly and we’ll have your iPhone ready and waiting for you when you come in to the store to pick up and pay.

    When: Thursday, June 24
    Where: [Apple Store location here]
    What: IPHONE 4 BLACK 32GB-USA
    $299.00

    What to bring
    You must bring the following with you when you visit the store:

    A valid, government-issued ID
    A debit or credit card
    Your Social Security number​


    Is this really fake?!
     
  11. djransom macrumors 68040

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    The reserve option is definitely gone. Just tried it as well.
     
  12. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you ever get the email confirmation?
     
  13. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    That looks right...I got the same thing and I called the local store and they in fact had my name down for a reserved iPhone4...the kid said there will be a phone there for me until they close for business that day (6-24)...
    Call the store
     
  14. coelacanth macrumors 6502

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    Go find the retail store that you made the reservation with in the app. You should see your reserved iPhone under Reservations > My Reservations.
     
  15. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Go back to the Apple website and tell us if the reserve option is still there because I tried it and didn't get that option. You're telling us one thing and we're saying another. Nobody has called anyone a fake.
     
  16. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Above the Make a Reservation box, you should see a My Reservation box that you should be touch to see the details of your reservation. If you don't see this box listed at your store, my guess is you don't have a valid reservation. However, the content of your reservation read exactly the same as mine. Did you receive a confirmation email--should get one of these as well if it's a valid reservation.
     
  17. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe someone cancelled an existing order and opened up a slot for you at just the right time. Or the store's allocation was increased.

    I don't think this is completely implausible, but likely very rare.
     
  18. zinka thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sigh. No "My Reservation" box, and no confirmation email (yet). This is really frustrating!
     
  19. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Dude, just call the store and ask them. They can check.

    Stop torturing yourself and just make the call.
     
  20. dmize31287 macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry your frustrated, but it was a bug after all since reserves / pre-orders were stopped for day one two days ago. If you happen to get confirmed, congrats! If not, you did get through late after all...
     
  21. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    I hope you receive the email, then you're all set.:D
     
  22. dmize31287 macrumors regular

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    I second, I know my last post might of sounded harsh... But I really want everyone to get their phone ASAP honestly. I mean, the more the merrier when it comes to FaceTime :D!!!

    On second thought, I need to get my girl to get one. I have a feeling trying on clothes will get better by 10 fold... :)
     
  23. Karnivore macrumors 6502

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    I am 99% sure OP is a female. Anyway, maybe availability of reservation depends on the store location. Maybe not all stores ran out of reservations. Who knows..
     
  24. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    If the OP is female, then my post still stands. I call everyone dude, especially when I am doing it for emphasis.

    Now, DUDE, quit correcting me.

    ;);)
     
  25. iFrankie macrumors member

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    Maybe this particular store/area/state had iPhones available due to low sales or reservations.

    Could be a simple explanation.
     

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