So when will we be able to walk into an apple store and just get an iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Stig722, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Stig722 macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2013
    When do you reckon that the demand for the iPhone 6 will even out with supply levels? When will you be able to walk into an apple store and just get the phone? When will apple be able to ship it immediately, and not in 7-10 days?
    I'm talking about the iPhone 6. Not the plus.
  2. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
    I have been able to do that since Sept 19th.
  3. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    You probably can now. Maybe around Thanksgiving for a 6+.
  4. Stig722 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2013
    So how come, if I try to order a contract free iPhone 6 from apple website, for the last 3 days it said that the estimated shipping time was 7-10 days?
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Because those iPhones need to be assembled and shipped to you directly from China.
  6. unheardthreat macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    if you select for in store pickup, it'll show availability. those stores you can walk in, as long as they don't sell out before you get there
  7. TechnicallyTee macrumors 68000


    May 14, 2013
    I walked in my local Apple store here in Atlanta and picked up a 6. Had to wait in like for about 2.5hrs. He said that wait time was actually great compared to what it usually is.
  8. Bobo03 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2014

    I was going to swing by the Lenox store tomorrow and get a 6, but I definitely can't wait in line long. I might have to postpone my purchase until next week.
  9. TechnicallyTee macrumors 68000


    May 14, 2013
    Yeah I went to Lenox and they have two lines, online pick reservation and just walk ups, I was in the walk up line and they cut the sales of the phone off about 3 people after I got there. You at least were guranteed a device though when you wait in the line. The rep was like waiting in line for about 2.5 to 3hrs was great compared to Friday and Monday.
  10. Dmaynard83 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2012
    I went the day after the release day. Walked in right before they were closing and picked a 6 up real easy.

    I think the 6+ are the ones with the issues.
  11. hudson1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2012
    In NE Ohio, you can't find a Verizon, ATT, or T-Mobile iPhone 6 in Space Grey with either 16 or 64 GB for Apple Store pickup anywhere (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit). At least according to Apple's website. Oh... one exception -- 64 GB ATT Space Grey in Columbus or Pittsburgh, both nearly 140 miles away.
  12. Bobo03 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2014
    Thanks for the info. I will most likely purchase online and then do the in store pickup.
  13. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Usually stock is very good a month after the release.
  14. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Lots of stores around here show available for pickup.

    Apple's basically allocating all stock to their own stores it appears.
  15. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    If you are looking to get a iPhone 6, most likely you can just walk to the Apple store and walk out with one. But it also depends on which model you are getting. You can always check availability on your closest store and if they have one, you do have the option to reserve it and pick it up.
  16. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2012
    Purchase online for delivery at the store and you'll be able to avoid that big long line. Personally I'm amazed they still have lines at this point...
  17. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    I would say now or soon, the webstore is showing 7-10 days for the 6 in all models and colours
  18. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Yesterday. I ordered online and opted for store pick-up but the store I went to had a line for walk-ins who were able to buy iPhone 6 (some bought more than one). Apple had someone who would check to make sure they had the model you wanted in stock before letting you get in the walk-in line.
  19. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2009
    I just talked to my local Apple Store and as far as AT&T goes, they have one 128GB gold in stock and no idea when they'll see more. "It's random, hopefully later this week."
  20. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    Why note buy/reserve on and pickup in your local Apple Store?

    I did this on Monday for my Dad, and picked up Tuesday in Grand Central. The 6+ might be another story!
  21. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Or you could just walk into an AT&T store.

    On Friday (release day) I walked into a corporate AT&T store at lunchtime and picked up two 6's in exactly the configs/colors I wanted. No reservations required. I waited 20-30 mins to be served. UPS were delivering many cartons while I was there.

    On Saturday at 10am, I returned to the store and bought a further 6 in exactly the config/color I wanted. Again, no reservations. I waited under 5 mins to be served that day and was all done in 20 mins total.

    On both days, I ran across the road to the Apple store to buy cases. On both days, that store had tortuous lines winding through the mall.
  22. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2009
    Tried that with both stores here. Both are backordered into October for the 6 and November for the +.
  23. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    You can walk into any of the many Apple stores near me and buy a 6. 6+ I'm thinking around late October.

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