You want a Lightning cable now?

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  1. danpass, Sep 29, 2012
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    danpass macrumors 68020

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    Do an Apple store online purchase with in-store pickup.

    I just did it last night using the iPhone Apple store app.

    It allows you to choose any apple store for pickup and it shows availability at that store.

    My closest one had none but the next closest did.

    I got there today and they had none on the wall but they did have the online purchase/pickup units in the back. Apparently that stock is just for online orders.

    You can't just check availability, you have to complete the purchase.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. dasx macrumors 65816

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    I went to the Apple Store in Barcelona and they had plenty of Lightning cables in stock (the guy even seemed surprised when I asked him if they had any left) so I picked one up.

    €19 btw. I bet it only costed them around €1.
     
  3. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    I ordered 2 extra ones the day I ordered my 5 and I've already got them. At first, shipping was in Oct but then they just randomly showed up at my door.
     
  4. armoredsaint macrumors regular

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    stores here in central ohio (2) had a lot of them on the back walls.

    i would love a docking station.:(
     
  5. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    This. I really hope Apple changes their mind and makes a dock.
     
  6. bwhli macrumors 6502a

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    Are they really low on stock still? The store in Boston has a ton of them!
     
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  8. madridista59 macrumors regular

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    4 apple stores within 15 min driving distance for me here in houston and only 1 has 'em in stock. the rest say october 22nd. blah. i really don't feel like driving to memorial. i guess i can tough it out and just carry my ONE lightning cable back and forth between home and work :)
     
  9. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

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    Was just at "Apple Store Bethesda Row", was there around 10:30 this morning. If my math is right they have I'd say 50-100 lighting cable. In the 30 minutes I was there I think I was the only person to get one.
     
  10. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Is this US only?
     
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  12. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info I am going to give it a try next week when I am finally in a city with an Apple store
     
  13. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    The "reserve for pick-up" method worked for me. Until I got to the store and they refused to give it to me because my wife's name is on the Apple account but she wasn't with me to show her ID. Even though we both use the same account, and I could show the credit card, it didn't matter. Even though it was just a cable, not a phone, the manager couldn't do it. They said the rule about the named person picking it up was very, very firm. In the future I need to manually change the name to myself before hitting the Buy button.

    But to make me feel better, they GAVE me a spare lightning cable they had in the back instead (brand new but not in a box).

    I walked out of there a little stunned.

    This is why I give Apple my business.
     
  14. PerPlekz macrumors member

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    just order it from the website, ships immediately

    (for those not close to an apple store)
     
  15. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    They aren't in stock are they ?
     
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  17. PerPlekz macrumors member

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    um yes yes and yes!

    Apple pulled a fast one on everybody. A week ago when the site stated "delivery in october" people were ordering them and getting shipping notices the very next day, same thing happened with me.

    but i think the lightning adapters are a different story
     
  18. d123 macrumors 68000

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    UK seems to be getting plenty of stock of cables, last 3 Apple Stores I've been in have all had a wall full of them.

    Even got a lightning microUSB adapter today from Apple Eldon Square (though there weren't many of those on the wall, maybe 10 or so).
     
  19. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Cool. Just saw this thread. I checked and my local store has some. I canceled my online order from yesterday and ordered again for pickup. Just got the pickup email a minute ago. I'll be off to the Arrowhead Mall soon! :D
     
  20. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Changing the connector was beyond brilliant...if you're a stockholder. Even if only 500,000 people bought an extra cord at launch, that's a cool $10 million, and I'm sure 500,000 is low. If they hadn't changed the connector, they'd have sold very few cables by comparison.
     
  21. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    think so mate yeah.
     
  22. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    I picked one up from Birmingham Bullring the other day, loads of stock.

    No stock of the adapters till next month tho.

    My car cradle came today as well :D
     
  23. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    I'm seeing plenty of availability near me, I just don't want to pay the $19 :mad:
     

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    Can you read the posts above yours? Unreal.


    :rolleyes:
     
  25. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Post above mine didn't have any valid info in it kind of like yours did . Please go troll somebody else :D
     

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