1. crackercraig#IM's Avatar
    Any idea when we can expect to start to see the iPhone 4s in stock in all apple or AT&T stores without having to worry about the inventory issues? I'm planning on picking up a 32gig in white on AT&T in about 3-4 weeks when my contract is eligible for renewal but I want to be able to just walk in to a store and get one without "waiting for shipment" once it's ordered.

    Maybe since the holidays are coming we should expect to see plenty of inventory everywhere?
    11-04-2011 12:05 AM
  2. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I'm hoping as well, since on monday the 7th, I'm eligble to upgade (AT&T)..but dont know if I should order over the phone to ATT (611), order from a retail store, or order through APPL...
    11-04-2011 12:18 AM
  3. crackercraig#IM's Avatar
    I'm wondering the same thing. Although, I'm not really big on ordering online or over the phone. Do I buy from an AT&T store or from an Apple store?


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    11-04-2011 12:46 AM
  4. zm976311's Avatar
    Any idea when we can expect to start to see the iPhone 4s in stock in all apple or AT&T stores without having to worry about the inventory issues? I'm planning on picking up a 32gig in white on AT&T in about 3-4 weeks when my contract is eligible for renewal but I want to be able to just walk in to a store and get one without "waiting for shipment" once it's ordered.

    Maybe since the holidays are coming we should expect to see plenty of inventory everywhere?
    My friend went to the Apple Store just today and walked out with a 16GB AT&T, which we all know is the hardest to get out of the bunch, with no problem at all. Walked in around 11:30am and walked out less than an hour later. The worker at the store said they finally just got another shipment of AT&T phones and it was a decent supply. First time in a week that there was stock to supply walk-ins. 3-4 weeks from now I don't see you having a problem at all.
    Last edited by zm976311; 11-04-2011 at 01:27 AM.
    11-04-2011 01:11 AM
  5. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    I think it should be fairly easy to get one from an Apple store when you"re ready in three to four weeks.

    After my experience, I will only buy my iPhones from an Apple store.
    11-04-2011 04:06 AM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    Check your renewal date. AT&T relaxed a bunch just yesterday. My date was Nov. 23, but today I can upgrade for the total subsidy price.
    11-04-2011 06:35 AM
  7. j_benj's Avatar
    in your timeframe I would say you should definitely be able to get one from an Apple store.
    11-04-2011 06:49 AM
  8. Gixxer07's Avatar
    I don't think AT&T always holds you to the exact date. I'm yet to upgrade early (at full price anyways) but from what I'm told they let you have the discount as long as your in the month that your upgrade is in.
    11-04-2011 06:49 AM
  9. ja2ed's Avatar
    Even if it is still in high demand...All you do is go on apples website reserve it at 9 Pm and they will have it for you the next day on reserve...Plain and simple. Never going to buy from the carrier again. Apple organized ten times better this year
    11-04-2011 07:41 AM
  10. E_Brown's Avatar
    I'm wondering the same thing. Although, I'm not really big on ordering online or over the phone. Do I buy from an AT&T store or from an Apple store?


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    I usually buy from the Apple Store. It's really just personal preferance, but I have noticed that it's quicker to get in and out of the apple store, and they have more stock most of the time.
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    11-04-2011 08:45 AM
  11. _heatherly's Avatar
    I think having stock in demand is going to depend on your location. Our local AT&T store never even carried the iPhone3GS or iPhone4 because this is a low-income area. We purchased our 4Ss online through Apple's website on pre-order day and had no problems.
    11-04-2011 10:28 AM
  12. crackercraig#IM's Avatar
    Even if it is still in high demand...All you do is go on apples website reserve it at 9 Pm and they will have it for you the next day on reserve...Plain and simple. Never going to buy from the carrier again. Apple organized ten times better this year
    How does that work? you just go on and reserve it after 9pm and give a deposit by credit card? or pay in full? then just go to pick it up the next day?
    Is there a certain time you have to go to pick it up?

    How do they do this? do they get shipments over night? Why do they make us wait till 9pm? why not 8pm? Just wondering how the process works.
    11-04-2011 01:54 PM
  13. wunhangios's Avatar
    How does that work? you just go on and reserve it after 9pm and give a deposit by credit card? or pay in full? then just go to pick it up the next day?
    Is there a certain time you have to go to pick it up?

    How do they do this? do they get shipments over night? Why do they make us wait till 9pm? why not 8pm? Just wondering how the process works.
    You go onto the website. There will be an option to reserve the phone on the iPhone section of the website (Don't go thru the process of buying online). After the stores close at about 9 pm each day, they take inventory of what is left and/or what is coming in the next day. You can put a hold tied to your Apple ID/account. No payment until you go get it. The hold will last until 6 pm the next day after which it becomes fair game for walk-ins.
    11-04-2011 03:08 PM
  14. mayerr2's Avatar
    Any idea when we can expect to start to see the iPhone 4s in stock in all apple or AT&T stores without having to worry about the inventory issues? I'm planning on picking up a 32gig in white on AT&T in about 3-4 weeks when my contract is eligible for renewal but I want to be able to just walk in to a store and get one without "waiting for shipment" once it's ordered.

    Maybe since the holidays are coming we should expect to see plenty of inventory everywhere?
    Remember that AT&T now has a new policy that allows you to become eligible on day 1 of the month your are up for renewal. You can probably get one now at the discounted price. A buddy of mine just picked one up at Best Buy with no problem. This was in New York City by the way. Good luck!!
    11-04-2011 06:11 PM
  15. bberrynewbie84's Avatar
    There's no apple store for 65 miles from me,so I wanna know if they have them in stock.
    11-04-2011 08:40 PM
  16. circlez's Avatar
    It would be best to order from the carrier's website.. It's gonna be late November before they get any more of them in.
    11-04-2011 08:44 PM
  17. crackercraig#IM's Avatar
    Just reserved my 32gig white 4s. Picking it up tomorrow. Now all I have to do it bum rush from work to get to the apple store b4 6pm.



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    11-10-2011 10:09 PM
  18. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    I'm curious (for future reference): What are the processes of upgrading to the new iPhone at an Apple Store if qualified to upgrade?
    11-10-2011 10:35 PM
  19. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    I just checked my local store from the app and they have them ALL in stock for the first time. Usually it says not available on all colors, capacity and carriers Good luck!
    11-10-2011 10:54 PM
  20. crackercraig#IM's Avatar
    When I reserved my 32gig white earlier tonight, they had everything in stock except for the 64gig in white. Looks like they are all becoming more available.


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    11-10-2011 11:49 PM
  21. noaim's Avatar
    I also suggest checking your upgrade date
    11-10-2011 11:54 PM
  22. HarryStamper's Avatar
    I just noticed that VZW is showing ship by dates of 11/25 on 4S when ordered thru the website. So add what, 10 days to that now you're into the first week of December. If you order after thanksgiving, you might not get it by Xmas.
    The white 32 will take a week longer. Apple stores seem to be the best but stock is very limited also.
    I am talking about the New York area. It seems it will be a tough purchase thru the holiday period.
    11-11-2011 05:38 AM
  23. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    I'm hoping as well, since on monday the 7th, I'm eligble to upgade (AT&T)..but dont know if I should order over the phone to ATT (611), order from a retail store, or order through APPL...
    you can't put it on hold at any carrier store I have called all 3 and they said it is in too high demand and I would recommend the both of you switch to Sprint when your contract ends cuz they are the only carrier with unlimited any mobile anytime to and from and unlimited days and messaging included in your plan cheap too also if they run out of the iPhone 4S they restock every 2-3 hours or have them delivered from any apple store
    11-11-2011 06:05 AM
  24. Cleveland's Avatar
    you can't put it on hold at any carrier store I have called all 3 and they said it is in too high demand and I would recommend the both of you switch to Sprint when your contract ends cuz they are the only carrier with unlimited any mobile anytime to and from and unlimited days and messaging included in your plan cheap too also if they run out of the iPhone 4S they restock every 2-3 hours or have them delivered from any apple store
    this is NOT true .... AT&T has this now as long as you have unlimited texting ... You have free mobile to mobile ANY carrier
    11-11-2011 06:23 AM
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