What if you DON'T pre-order?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mynameisjeffLA, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. mynameisjeffLA macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2014
    I have always preordered in the past, but I just realized my funds are low at the moment and can't preorder this time around.

    But some of my buddies in years past had no issues with simply going in to AT&T/TMO the day it releases and getting it in person.

    Any info on this?
  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2012
  3. DustinDev47 macrumors 6502


    Sep 3, 2011
    Las Vegas
    There can only be one answer for this: depends on inventory

    None of us can speak to what Apple is shipping to the stores
  4. mynameisjeffLA thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2014
  5. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    The official Apple stores ALWAYS have a decent amount of stock on launch day completely independent of preorders. It's a huge marketing stunt with the lines and hype around the launch.

    You generally need to line up very early to get what you want though.
  6. TJ82 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    Yeah they always keep a certain amount for launch day, or else launch day is an anti-climax.

    Have no fear, there will be more than enough gold 7s laying around for you to get your hands on one.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Depends on the model and storage you seek. The iPhone 5.5 Jet Black is booked through November.
  8. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Really depends on what color and memory size you are looking for.

    Last year 64gb white/silver was super easy. 16gb was gone in a heartbeat.

    Rose gold was almost impossible to get.

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