There was still quite a bit of stock at Austin Domain last night when I was there around 5pm. I checked this morning as well out of curiosity and they still had most things in stock for pickup. So if you’re in the Austin area check the domain store.
Yea if you live anywhere near a store I don’t understand why you would pre order unless you want one on launch day.
At this point by day 2 all the stores replenish their stock and you can just walk in and get one.
Walk ins in launch day are a pain at least here in nyc. But I preordered so I could walk in and out at 8:30 am with my phone.
I preordered mine phone from work without having to get up early. The phone was delivered to the UPS center less than 1 mile from work. Picked it up yesterday @ lunch time, set it up and had it transferring on my desk before lunch was over, and by the end of my day I was heading home with a fully transferred, encased 11 Pro Max.
Being at the Apple Store would have mean driving 100+ miles each way, fighting crowds, and delaying my delivery by a day+.
Sounds like pre-ordering was the smart move to me.