1. lv1's Avatar
    I originally preordered a 128GB 7+ in black at 2:03 am CDT on the 9th. Delivery was Oct 5-12.

    I decided to religiously check the reserve and pick up site every day, 10 times a day since the 17th. I came close a few times but missed out on getting one each time. Finally today around 11 am my local Apple Store had black pluses available in 32, 128 and 256. I was able to reserve one finally. When I checked the site later on in the day, the 128 was still available.

    I'm not sure the rhyme or reason when it comes to stock. As a preorder customer it certainly is frustrating that I could walk in to a store 10 days later and grab one (not that I am complaining, I lucked out) yet my online order was still processing.
    I agree. I pre-ordered on 9/9 and am getting it delivered this week. Meanwhile, I reserved and picked up 7plus, black, 128gb, last Tuesday.
    09-26-2016 10:10 PM
  2. mhettrich's Avatar
    Different stock for store and preorders apparently according to this weeks imore podcast.
    09-27-2016 05:29 AM
  3. neurodave's Avatar
    Most Apple Stores in my area (NYC) have some sort of 7 and 7 Plus stock. When I went online early yesterday morning to see if I could snag a reservation for a Matte Black 7 Plus, I noticed that pretty much every store I selected in NY, NJ, PA, and CT had 7 Pluses. It was mostly 32GB RG or SLV, but there was also plenty of 128GB in RG, SLV, and GLD. I came across my MB in CT, and a JB in Central NJ. So while the stores aren't getting TOO much inventory, it's there. Just have to hunt them down.
    09-27-2016 09:00 AM
  4. salscott's Avatar
    Question: I went on istocknow and there aren't 128 matte black att to be had nationally... I'm sitting on my preorder suppose to arrive 10/6-10/12.
    I see on the istocknow website that it days the Verizon model is unlocked and works on gas. Networks ( att T-Mobile and some international). Is the att model not unlocked? I was under the impression they all were from Apple.

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    09-27-2016 01:08 PM
  5. aggie's Avatar
    Question: I went on istocknow and there aren't 128 matte black att to be had nationally... I'm sitting on my preorder suppose to arrive 10/6-10/12.
    I see on the istocknow website that it days the Verizon model is unlocked and works on gas. Networks ( att T-Mobile and some international). Is the att model not unlocked? I was under the impression they all were from Apple.

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    The AT&T model is unlocked only if paying full retail price or through the iPhone Upgrade program.

    It will work with T-Mobile or Verizon if unlocked but with a caveat. The GSM version has a different modem that is not compatible with CDMA network. it will work in Verizon areas where there is LTE and VOLTE for voice calls but any other areas you would need the Verizon specific version to fall back to their 3g network.

    I couldn't find an AT&T matte black plus anywhere in my area either. However, for whatever reason the 256 GB Verizon 7 Plus is readily available at many stores. I picked one up and am running it on AT&T.
    09-27-2016 02:40 PM
  6. salscott's Avatar
    The AT&T model is unlocked only if paying full retail price or through the iPhone Upgrade program.

    It will work with T-Mobile or Verizon if unlocked but with a caveat. The GSM version has a different modem that is not compatible with CDMA network. it will work in Verizon areas where there is LTE and VOLTE for voice calls but any other areas you would need the Verizon specific version to fall back to their 3g network.

    I couldn't find an AT&T matte black plus anywhere in my area either. However, for whatever reason the 256 GB Verizon 7 Plus is readily available at many stores. I picked one up and am running it on AT&T.
    I am paying in full... But essentially get the Verizon model to have the most flexibility?
    Funny.... I have seen the 256 matte Verizon also.... Fort worth has them now.
    I don't think I need the extra space... But my note 5 is hacking me of text wise... Thanks... Who y'all play Saturday?

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    09-27-2016 02:49 PM
  7. salscott's Avatar
    So I found a Verizon 128 matte, but it is asking for Verizon eligibility despite the fact I an paying outright.... And it won't process.
    Advice?

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    09-27-2016 02:57 PM
  8. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    So I found a Verizon 128 matte, but it is asking for Verizon eligibility despite the fact I an paying outright.... And it won't process.
    Advice?

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    Reserve it from the link that the OP provided. You're probably using the other reservation method in the "Buy Now" page.
    09-27-2016 02:58 PM
  9. salscott's Avatar
    Reserve it from the link that the OP provided. You're probably using the other reservation method in the "Buy Now" page.
    Of course, using that link from op shows the store doesn't have it in stock. Ugh

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    09-27-2016 03:02 PM
  10. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I am paying in full... But essentially get the Verizon model to have the most flexibility?
    Funny.... I have seen the 256 matte Verizon also.... Fort worth has them now.
    I don't think I need the extra space... But my note 5 is hacking me of text wise... Thanks... Who y'all play Saturday?

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    Get the Verizon model over the ATT model. It'll have better resale value.
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    09-27-2016 03:58 PM
  11. salscott's Avatar
    I found a Verizon 256 matte black and I am now back on iOS after 3+ years... Glad to have this done!
    It's quite the task to build from scratch....I hope nothing pressing pops up at work....ha
    eyecrispy likes this.
    09-27-2016 07:57 PM
  12. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I found a Verizon 256 matte black and I am now back on iOS after 3+ years... Glad to have this done!
    It's quite the task to build from scratch....I hope nothing pressing pops up at work....ha
    Nice! Congrats. You using it on ATT?
    09-27-2016 07:59 PM
  13. salscott's Avatar
    Nice! Congrats. You using it on ATT?
    Yep....I like the flexibility here.
    09-27-2016 08:47 PM
  14. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Yep....I like the flexibility here.
    Sweet.
    09-27-2016 08:53 PM
  15. tai4de2's Avatar
    Just snagged a matte black 128gb 7+ using the OP's IUP link. It's the Verizon model but I am on Tmo and not on any kind of payment or upgrade program. I'm hoping to walk in at my appointment time, pay full price, walk out, and swap SIMs and activate at home.

    Apple Store in Bellevue, WA.

    Is this gonna work the way I want?
    eyecrispy likes this.
    09-28-2016 02:26 AM
  16. robertk328's Avatar
    I found a Verizon 256 matte black and I am now back on iOS after 3+ years... Glad to have this done!
    It's quite the task to build from scratch....I hope nothing pressing pops up at work....ha
    Congratulations!
    09-28-2016 04:44 AM
  17. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Just snagged a matte black 128gb 7+ using the OP's IUP link. It's the Verizon model but I am on Tmo and not on any kind of payment or upgrade program. I'm hoping to walk in at my appointment time, pay full price, walk out, and swap SIMs and activate at home.

    Apple Store in Bellevue, WA.

    Is this gonna work the way I want?
    Yea it'll work.
    09-28-2016 05:25 AM
  18. Michial Brown's Avatar
    Yea it'll work.
    Congrats. I picked mine up just across Lake WA at the University Village Apple Store. Enjoy!
    tai4de2 likes this.
    09-28-2016 07:17 AM
  19. aggie's Avatar
    I found a Verizon 256 matte black and I am now back on iOS after 3+ years... Glad to have this done!
    It's quite the task to build from scratch....I hope nothing pressing pops up at work....ha
    Congrats. Found mine yesterday as well. Seems the 256gb Verizon is the most readily available of the Matte Black Plus. Every Apple store here in Texas has it available right now. I had preordered the 256gb ATT MB Plus but glad I ended up with the Verizon version.
    salscott and eyecrispy like this.
    09-28-2016 09:53 AM
  20. salscott's Avatar
    Just snagged a matte black 128gb 7+ using the OP's IUP link. It's the Verizon model but I am on Tmo and not on any kind of payment or upgrade program. I'm hoping to walk in at my appointment time, pay full price, walk out, and swap SIMs and activate at home.

    Apple Store in Bellevue, WA.

    Is this gonna work the way I want?
    Yes...they had to manually enter the imei for some reason.... But all went great. I told them my account is with att but there was a 50% chance I would switch to Verizon.... Hedging my bets
    09-28-2016 11:12 AM
  21. tai4de2's Avatar
    Thanks all. I am hoping to not even open the box in the store.

    I stopped in the store this morning and they wouldn't let me redeem my appointment early but they did confirm I'll be able to just buy the phone outright when it's my time.

    I made the right choice in black color. The jet black doesn't appeal to me in person and the display unit is already scratched up.
    09-28-2016 12:00 PM
  22. salscott's Avatar
    So I am enjoying the move back to iOS with the 7+.... But I find that my cell service doesn't work, just on wifi.
    I can att, and they say that Apple took my unlimited plan off when they activated my phone. Att now has to escalate this in order to put my unlimited plan back on.
    I'm not sure what to think.... But I will head to Verizon after 20 years if they jack around. Ugh
    09-28-2016 10:13 PM
  23. tai4de2's Avatar
    Success. They didn't even open the box in the store. There was no question whatsoever regarding any participation in upgrade programs etc. They checked my name against the reservation list, asked me how I want to pay, fetched the phone, took payment, and sent me on my way.

    When I got home I tossed the Verizon SIM that came in the phone, put my T-Mobile SIM in, and am now restoring my 6s+ backup to my new phone.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    09-28-2016 11:05 PM
  24. Michial Brown's Avatar
    Success. They didn't even open the box in the store. There was no question whatsoever regarding any participation in upgrade programs etc. They checked my name against the reservation list, asked me how I want to pay, fetched the phone, took payment, and sent me on my way.

    When I got home I tossed the Verizon SIM that came in the phone, put my T-Mobile SIM in, and am now restoring my 6s+ backup to my new phone.
    Congrats. I thought only TMobile and ATT were interchangeable.
    09-28-2016 11:08 PM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    Congrats. I thought only TMobile and ATT were interchangeable.
    T-Mobile and Att models are only interchangeable with GSM. Verizon is interchangeable with CDMA and GSM. Verizon model is actually the best one to to buy.
    eyecrispy and ladyc0524 like this.
    09-28-2016 11:16 PM
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