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    Hello,

    Just wanted to let people know that I read an article on 9to5 that mentioned Apple had moved more stock into the yearly upgrade program which will cause many stores to have little to no stock on launch day.

    It did not mention how you would be able to tell other than showing up but certainly makes the carrier stores a better bet.
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    I can agree with this because my store only going to receive 12 phones. The Apple stores are getting the most.
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    I'm going to T-Mobile before they open on launch day, but I'm not holding my breath that I'll be walking away with a new phone. If I can get one in stores before Halloween I'll be a happy camper.
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    If you are trying to get a phone on launch day without a pre order your best bet is camping out Thursday night/ early Friday morning at your local Apple Store. They will have the most phones and cell phone provider stores like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint will have a limited supply. Matter of fact, there are already two people camped out one of my local Apple Stores right now. But the only thing is that you don't know if they will have the size, storage, or color you want for your phone. So camping out or going to the store launch day without a pre order is still a big gamble really.
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    I struggle with launch day. When i stood in line for the 6 plus...there were a ton of people who bought out all the unlocked phones and that went directly towards tmobiles stock supposedly, when I got to get mine, the guy was pretty certain that there were still a ton of AT&T ones left. I am also usually pretty content with the lowest GIG device so I usually get mine because most people go for the bigger boys...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelgood19 View Post
    I struggle with launch day. When i stood in line for the 6 plus...there were a ton of people who bought out all the unlocked phones and that went directly towards tmobiles stock supposedly, when I got to get mine, the guy was pretty certain that there were still a ton of AT&T ones left. I am also usually pretty content with the lowest GIG device so I usually get mine because most people go for the bigger boys...
    All iPhones are now unlocked if you pay retail at the Apple Store regardless of carrier. Only time they are not unlocked is if you do something like Att Next.
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    I am part of the upgrade program and wasn't able to preorder on the 9th. I got an email today from apple saying they had a phone for me to log in and claim it. I was shocked but grateful at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn0813 View Post
    I am part of the upgrade program and wasn't able to preorder on the 9th. I got an email today from apple saying they had a phone for me to log in and claim it. I was shocked but grateful at the same time.
    Yes, but did they give a ship / delivery time? That's the question.. when?
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    Going to sit in line early Friday morning at my local store 6:30 or so a.m.) Hoping to walk out with a Jet Black Plus via the Upgrade Program, but if not I'll just have to keep going by until they have one in stock. Fingers crossed but not getting my hopes up.
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    Does anyone know if the Apple Store carries cases ahead of time? I want to stop by and pick up a case tomorrow before it gets nuts, and maybe chat up the campers too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayk82 View Post
    Going to sit in line early Friday morning at my local store 6:30 or so a.m.) Hoping to walk out with a Jet Black Plus via the Upgrade Program, but if not I'll just have to keep going by until they have one in stock. Fingers crossed but not getting my hopes up.
    Good luck from I have heard there are no jet blacks left. Apple pretty much wiped out their store supplies by sending out emails today to upgrade program people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantlesspenguin View Post
    Does anyone know if the Apple Store carries cases ahead of time? I want to stop by and pick up a case tomorrow before it gets nuts, and maybe chat up the campers too.
    Yes. They had a ton last year when I picked up my 6s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn0813 View Post
    Good luck from I have heard there are no jet blacks left. Apple pretty much wiped out their store supplies by sending out emails today to upgrade program people.
    I'd "settle" for a matte black too though!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Yes, but did they give a ship / delivery time? That's the question.. when?
    In store pick up on the 16th at 5:30. Unfortunately I work Friday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn0813 View Post
    In store pick up on the 16th at 5:30. Unfortunately I work Friday
    Hopefully Saturday they can squeeze you in... my closest Apple store is 280 miles round trip. So I have to wait for UPS and sign... enjoy it when you get it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Hopefully Saturday they can squeeze you in... my closest Apple store is 280 miles round trip. So I have to wait for UPS and sign... enjoy it when you get it!
    That's a good road trip...
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    I am just going to put good vibes in the air and say we are ALL going to get our desired iPhones on Friday whether it was preorder or waiting in line!....here's to hoping LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn0813 View Post
    Saturday? I have an appointment with an email indicating my phone is being held. I will be at the store by 5:30 so how do you get saturday?
    Didn't you say you worked Friday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RECON1 View Post
    Didn't you say you worked Friday?
    I do but bankers hours lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayk82 View Post
    Going to sit in line early Friday morning at my local store 6:30 or so a.m.) Hoping to walk out with a Jet Black Plus via the Upgrade Program, but if not I'll just have to keep going by until they have one in stock. Fingers crossed but not getting my hopes up.
    There will be no jet black plus for launch day. Don't waste your time
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    Quote Originally Posted by pantlesspenguin View Post
    Does anyone know if the Apple Store carries cases ahead of time? I want to stop by and pick up a case tomorrow before it gets nuts, and maybe chat up the campers too.
    Yes. You can order online now for in store pickup. I got apple cases today at the Apple Store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn0813 View Post
    I do but bankers hours lol.
    Lol well then
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    Quote Originally Posted by RECON1 View Post
    Lol well then
    My bad I jumped the gun a bit and deleted my quote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    There will be no jet black plus for launch day. Don't waste your time
    Might be. If not, matte black then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayk82 View Post
    Might be. If not, matte black then.
    Apple said today "iPhone 7 Plus in all finishes and iPhone 7 in jet black sold out and will not be available for walk-in customers. Availability at partner locations for all finishes may vary and we recommend checking directly with them." Wishing everyone the best of luck. Anxious to see who gets what on Friday!
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