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    Might sound dumb, but does anyone know if retail stores will have stock on launch day? I was unable to get my order though Apple and Verizon at midnight. Online stores didn't open for me until 12:14am PST, all iPhones by then had ship date of November

    And on online  store I couldn't do in store pickup or reservations.

    I want to wait for it on launch day but don't know if they will have stock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iJuan View Post
    Might sound dumb, but does anyone know if retail stores will have stock on launch day? I was unable to get my order though Apple and Verizon at midnight. Online stores didn't open for me until 12:14am PST, all iPhones by then had ship date of November

    And on online  store I couldn't do in store pickup or reservations.

    I want to wait for it on launch day but don't know if they will have stock?
    Yes! All apple stores will have a select amount of stock on launch day. Think of the apple online store as it's own separate Apple Store. They get their own separate inventory and the retail stores get their own set of inventory. The retail stores will absolutely have stock on launch day. At least for a little while lol.
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    i pre ordered and chose to pick mine up at the Apple Store. It gave me the option to do it. I paid full price so I don't know if that's the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skullsgrl84 View Post
    i pre ordered and chose to pick mine up at the Apple Store. It gave me the option to do it. I paid full price so I don't know if that's the difference.
    I would have done that too..... if I had a helicopter. It's the only way of getting to an Apple store from here in a reasonable amount of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skullsgrl84 View Post
    i pre ordered and chose to pick mine up at the Apple Store. It gave me the option to do it. I paid full price so I don't know if that's the difference.
    Honestly I think it doesn't really matter how you purchase it.
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    I'm wanting to set up a new line of service, so I have to do that in an actual Apple Store. Nearest one is only 7 minutes away from me, but with no preorder available for a new line of service through the Upgrade Program, I'm at the mercy of the shipping gods. I went by this morning and the rep told me that for the past few years they've gotten plenty of non-preorder stock, so I'm going to show up a few hours early next Friday and hope I can walk out with one via the Upgrade Program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayk82 View Post
    I'm wanting to set up a new line of service, so I have to do that in an actual Apple Store. Nearest one is only 7 minutes away from me, but with no preorder available for a new line of service through the Upgrade Program, I'm at the mercy of the shipping gods. I went by this morning and the rep told me that for the past few years they've gotten plenty of non-preorder stock, so I'm going to show up a few hours early next Friday and hope I can walk out with one via the Upgrade Program.
    Yeah good call man. What carrier were you trying to use?
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    Yeah good call man. What carrier were you trying to use?
    AT&T
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    Quote Originally Posted by iJuan View Post
    Might sound dumb, but does anyone know if retail stores will have stock on launch day? I was unable to get my order though Apple and Verizon at midnight. Online stores didn't open for me until 12:14am PST, all iPhones by then had ship date of November

    And on online  store I couldn't do in store pickup or reservations.

    I want to wait for it on launch day but don't know if they will have stock?
    They'll definitely have stock. It's very possible that they don't have the specific one you want though.
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    Yep, they'll have stock, I didn't my card to preorder with on time for the iPhone 5, went in line and still got the space gray 128GB on release day.
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    AT&T
    Huh. You should be able to reserve that online but if not the stores will have stock for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcstek View Post
    Huh. You should be able to reserve that online but if not the stores will have stock for sure.
    I thought so too, but I was trying to do a new line of service through the Upgrade Program and it would only let me do the phone on an existing phone number. The rep at the Apple Store said last year with the 6S you could do a new line, but not this year. In store only for a new line with the Upgrade Program. Oh well, hopefully I'll get lucky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iJuan View Post
    Might sound dumb, but does anyone know if retail stores will have stock on launch day? I was unable to get my order though Apple and Verizon at midnight. Online stores didn't open for me until 12:14am PST, all iPhones by then had ship date of November

    And on online  store I couldn't do in store pickup or reservations.

    I want to wait for it on launch day but don't know if they will have stock?
    Yes l, they'll have stock but I think it really comes down to what color and size combo you want. Like if you want the new jet black I bet quantities will be super limited. I'd also say don't settle for a combo you don't really want. Last year I wanted 128gb rose gold. I wasn't able to do the preorder so I waited in line all night I was not very far back but they didn't have the combo I wanted so I reserved one with less memory. After I thought about it I decided I should just hold out for exactly what I wanted. The next day I woke up early because every morning you were able to check store inventory and reserve a phone. Sure enough I was able to reserve the exact phone I wanted and I had a scheduled window for pick up. I was in an out the store in under 15 minutes.
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    Default Re: Apple Retail stock

    Quote Originally Posted by iJuan View Post
    Might sound dumb, but does anyone know if retail stores will have stock on launch day? I was unable to get my order though Apple and Verizon at midnight. Online stores didn't open for me until 12:14am PST, all iPhones by then had ship date of November

    And on online  store I couldn't do in store pickup or reservations.

    I want to wait for it on launch day but don't know if they will have stock?
    They'll have a lot but every year people line up. I lined up last year and got the phone 4 1/2 hours later. Stock was almost depleted by then. I wouldn't expect to just walk in and get the one you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xm_jdm View Post
    They'll have a lot but every year people line up. I lined up last year and got the phone 4 1/2 hours later. Stock was almost depleted by then. I wouldn't expect to just walk in and get the one you want.
    Same for me with the iPhone 6. The only phone choice they had left when I got there was the iPhone 6 Gold in 32GB. Everything else was sold out. So guess what, I have a iPhone 6 gold 32GB. Thank goodness for black cases!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayk82 View Post
    I thought so too, but I was trying to do a new line of service through the Upgrade Program and it would only let me do the phone on an existing phone number. The rep at the Apple Store said last year with the 6S you could do a new line, but not this year. In store only for a new line with the Upgrade Program. Oh well, hopefully I'll get lucky!
    Well that's just annoying lol. I was already on the iPhone upgrade program so I was able to reserve but oh well. I think you'll be alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcstek View Post
    Well that's just annoying lol. I was already on the iPhone upgrade program so I was able to reserve but oh well. I think you'll be alright.
    I hope so, but if not I'll just keep going by randomly until I get it. Then start the process over again next year!!!
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    Depends where you live, if you are planning on getting the jet black you might want to get in line now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miketko View Post
    Depends where you live, if you are planning on getting the jet black you might want to get in line now.
    That's the one I'd prefer, then the regular black. Also prefer 128, but wouldn't mind 256. Either combination of those and I'm happy. I'm also ok checking continuously until I find one. As much as I'd like to have one preparing to ship, I can wait until I find one.

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