1. dominion1's Avatar
    I give it a week tops
    09-07-2016 04:47 PM
  2. dchandler's Avatar
    After preorders it will be done for awhile
    09-07-2016 04:59 PM
  3. TripleOne's Avatar
    Yeah, it'll be out after pre-orders.
    09-07-2016 05:34 PM
  4. Craig's Avatar
    Which black? Both? I think the Jet Black will go fast, like the gold did with the iPhone 5 (or was it 5s)... just something new.
    09-07-2016 11:02 PM
  5. legion125's Avatar
    Agreed. Jet black will go quickest. The piano black will be a niche item.
    09-08-2016 12:43 AM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    Yes everyone is waiting with there finger on the button to preorder the Jet Black
    09-08-2016 10:50 AM
  7. dominion1's Avatar
    I'm looking for matte black so fire away at jet black...lol
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    09-08-2016 11:05 AM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    I think both black's will go pretty quick! My plan is to stay up late tonight, guess it's better than camping out at a store! (used to do that for Springsteen tickets when I was a teenager)
    09-08-2016 11:21 AM
  9. Craig's Avatar
    Matte black is for me... so please ... eat up the Jet Black people. I am not staying up to midnight to try to order. I assume AT&T will be slow and sluggish, so I will wait until tomorrow. With the whole "Galaxy" issue, there are rumors that Apple upped their quantities for this roll out, so I am assuming stock will be good. Plus since it's not the "geewiz changes expected in 8" and the 6S and 6S-Plus are very solid phones, the upgrades will be less this year.
    independentvolume likes this.
    09-08-2016 11:26 AM
  10. Adnams's Avatar
    Having got off the phone from my network not that long ago, it would appear their stock of either type of black has sold out already - I've been told anywhere between 30th September to 14th October as the delivery window for my matt black 7+ ...
    09-09-2016 08:09 AM
  11. ekneeiphone's Avatar
    This is the bottom line:
    Last night I woke up at 3 am eastern to reserve jet black 7 plus 256 thru the my existing apple upgrade program. I got thru within a minute of the store coming back online. At this point there were no jet blacks AT ALL to reserve in ANY Of the stores in my state. In fact, I checked preorders as well at 3:05 am est and it said all jet black 7 plus shipping 4 to 6 weeks,
    Based on the foregoing as well as the fact that I keep my phone in a case and the apple disclaimer that the jet black is more prone to scratching,- a no brainier. MATTE BLACK was reserved.
    A short time thereafter no matte black 256 available as well.
    09-09-2016 08:49 AM
  12. pkcable's Avatar
    This is the bottom line:
    Last night I woke up at 3 am eastern to reserve jet black 7 plus 256 thru the my existing apple upgrade program. I got thru within a minute of the store coming back online. At this point there were no jet blacks AT ALL to reserve in ANY Of the stores in my state. In fact, I checked preorders as well at 3:05 am est and it said all jet black 7 plus shipping 4 to 6 weeks,
    Based on the foregoing as well as the fact that I keep my phone in a case and the apple disclaimer that the jet black is more prone to scratching,- a no brainier. MATTE BLACK was reserved.
    A short time thereafter no matte black 256 available as well.
    It took minutes! I got in within a minute of the site coming up and still had a 6 to 8 day back order! Got a matte black 128 7 Plus!
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    09-09-2016 09:07 AM
  13. Craig's Avatar
    I think what was happening last night was that many put the phones in their "shopping cart" to decide.. and by doing that, it marked inventory (in your area / carrier) as sold / hold. For that reason... and that I wanted to go to sleep (which also failed)... I had to go with a 128GB instead of a 32GB Matte Black. I had the 32 in my cart, said 9/16... took it out to look at something different, and then POOF, 2-3 week shipping delay. However I read from several this morning, they logged in at 2:30 / 3:30 am and scooped up a 32GB Matte Black from AT&T and/or Apple?

    So either a cart thing, or an area/regional thing.

    Jet Black did not stand a chance of being in stock very long. Like the 1st time Gold came out.
    09-09-2016 10:53 AM
  14. eyecrispy's Avatar
    It took minutes! I got in within a minute of the site coming up and still had a 6 to 8 day back order! Got a matte black 128 7 Plus!
    Same here. I had the jet black in my cart and was trying to pay (without success) and by the time I got through, it was already delayed. The 256 GB was still available for launch day delivery so I ordered one of those, but may cancel it bc I really don't need 256 gb of storage.
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    09-09-2016 10:58 AM
  15. Craig's Avatar
    I just looked and the Matte Black 128/256 are still showing available from Apple / AT&T for 9/16 delivery.
    Jet Black 3-4 week delay
    09-09-2016 01:10 PM
  16. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I started the process as soon as the site went up and jet black was already sold out at my local Apple Stores. Going through the Apple Upgrade Program. Ended up getting a 7 Plus in silver. I'm hoping that I can talk them into giving me a jet black on launch day when I get to the store. Doesn't hurt to ask!
    09-09-2016 01:13 PM
  17. pkcable's Avatar
    I just looked and the Matte Black 128/256 are still showing available from Apple / AT&T for 9/16 delivery.
    Jet Black 3-4 week delay
    Must be your area, Philly not so much!
    09-09-2016 01:22 PM
  18. Craig's Avatar
    Must be your area, Philly not so much!
    My area... LOL.. May have helped get an iPhone online, but nearest location for a pick up is 140 miles. 90 miles for a Trader Joes, and we just got our first Wendy's! I miss civilization! But yeah!

    Does the Philly "white/yellow" cheese on cheesesteak still battle onward?
    09-09-2016 01:32 PM
  19. pkcable's Avatar
    My area... LOL.. May have helped get an iPhone online, but nearest location for a pick up is 140 miles. 90 miles for a Trader Joes, and we just got our first Wendy's! I miss civilization! But yeah!

    Does the Philly "white/yellow" cheese on cheesesteak still battle onward?
    Yea, provolone guy here! lol
    Craig likes this.
    09-09-2016 01:36 PM
  20. ekneeiphone's Avatar
    I tried that last year. Didn't work but worth the try. Btw, the reason it was sold out was specifically because you were reserving a phone with the apple upgrade program. Same thing happened to me both last and this year on preorder night. I believe the stores hold a much smaller quantity being available for the upgrade program at preorder morning. A week to 10 days after preorder last year there was more inventory even rose gold and could exchange. Don't hold me to it working this year though.
    09-09-2016 06:11 PM
  21. Hayat55's Avatar
    Well we all have to wait till 17th september now
    09-09-2016 08:03 PM
  22. pkcable's Avatar
    Well I just delayed my shipping BUT my iPhone is now free from T-Mobile! Had to pay 229 upfront getting a 196 dollar credit for my iPhone 6 Plus AND each 30 dollar a month payment will be credited back to my T-Mobile account each month!!! Free iPhone!
    09-09-2016 08:11 PM
  23. diggity's Avatar
    Pro tip for those of you who want an iPhone on launch day: Don't pre order, and don't go to an Apple Store on launch day. Instead, visit a cell service store in a small to medium sized city (10-50k population) that is at least 2 hours away from a large city. You can usually get whatever you want on launch day, without any lines to stand in. Has worked great for me.

    Yes, I am completely serious.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    09-09-2016 08:12 PM
  24. ame's Avatar
    Same here. I had the jet black in my cart and was trying to pay (without success) and by the time I got through, it was already delayed. The 256 GB was still available for launch day delivery so I ordered one of those, but may cancel it bc I really don't need 256 gb of storage.
    I get the highest possible. You never know if you'll take a ton of videos or photos at an event, or if you will want a couple big movies for something.
    09-09-2016 09:26 PM
  25. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I get the highest possible. You never know if you'll take a ton of videos or photos at an event, or if you will want a couple big movies for something.
    I get that but I don't think I'll even fill up the 128 model. No reason to spend the money.
    09-09-2016 10:31 PM
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