Ive seen solid green availability for the 5s for over a week throughout the so cal area and still my local apple store insists I buy the phone online for in store pickup. I showed the annoying sales rep person the fact that the phone is available in the store in the back room. But he refused to sell me the phone directly. I can't buy the phone online because I need to pay full price in order to keep my data plan unscathed. So I have to wait until apple allows us to simply buy the phone at the store. Any ideas on when this could be based on past precedent ? Is there usually an announcement about this ?