1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Walking into a local store and getting one strictly depends on your location...try it in the Atlanta metro area and you're going to be standing in line for a day or more, do it in bumf*ck Alabama and you might get in and out in a few minutes. If you're in a major metro area, the chance of you being able to walk into a store and just buy one without a significant wait are probably not great.
    09-14-2012 09:38 AM
  2. miketko's Avatar
    Walking into a local store and getting one strictly depends on your location...try it in the Atlanta metro area and you're going to be standing in line for a day or more, do it in bumf*ck Alabama and you might get in and out in a few minutes. If you're in a major metro area, the chance of you being able to walk into a store and just buy one without a significant wait are probably not great.
    ya no doubt. I got a few ideas of where I could try if im successful on the 21st it looks like I can cancel my order on-line easily.
    09-14-2012 09:42 AM
  3. Ricardodelsidney's Avatar
    Just placed my order on Apple.com and got the "2 week" shipping estimate too. So is it a 2 week estimate from the date you placed the order, or from 09/21 (the release date)? Also I choose standard shipping, which it said could take up to 5 days on top of that. Does that mean I wouldn't see the new phone at my door until maybe October 5'th? :o
    Yep, I just ordered my iPhone 5, and was told the same thing - October 5.
    09-14-2012 10:05 AM
  4. nino63004's Avatar
    My Verizon confirmation email for both my black 32gb says 9/21. I'm hoping this stays true.
    09-14-2012 10:16 AM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    wow that stinks. what time did you order? I dont currently have an iphone so I cant get that app
    Do you have an email with the order number? Log into Apple's website and check the order status. If you have the email. the order number should be a link to the order - click it and see what happens.
    09-14-2012 10:20 AM
  6. jeffydude05's Avatar
    I pre-ordered just around 3 am central time and had the two weeks shipping estimate. My order just moved from received to processing with an Oct. 3 delivery date.
    09-14-2012 10:21 AM
  7. theogt's Avatar
    Walking into a local store and getting one strictly depends on your location...try it in the Atlanta metro area and you're going to be standing in line for a day or more, do it in bumf*ck Alabama and you might get in and out in a few minutes. If you're in a major metro area, the chance of you being able to walk into a store and just buy one without a significant wait are probably not great.
    In Houston there are two Apple stores and multiple other locations that sell the iPhones, so my experience has been that on launch day (at least the last couple), your wait, if any, is not significant. No camping out necessary, though there are those that do it.
    09-14-2012 10:22 AM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    i was thinking the same, but "just walking in" might not be so easy. Ive seen some mamoth line ups in my area. what will you do with the iphone you receive by shipment? are you able to send it back for a full refund or could you return it at an apple store?
    Yes, you can refuse delivery, ship it back or take it to an Apple store... just don't open it, otherwise you could get hit with a restocking fee.

    I think you best bet for just "walking in" would be at the carrier's store, but if you want a party atmosphere, go to an Apple store.
    09-14-2012 10:23 AM
  9. miketko's Avatar
    Yes, you can refuse delivery, ship it back or take it to an Apple store... just don't open it, otherwise you could get hit with a restocking fee.

    I think you best bet for just "walking in" would be at the carrier's store, but if you want a party atmosphere, go to an Apple store.
    Im with Rogers here in Toronto. do carriers sell the iphones out right or do they only sell on contract at first?
    09-14-2012 10:52 AM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    Yes, you can refuse delivery, ship it back or take it to an Apple store... just don't open it, otherwise you could get hit with a restocking fee.

    I think you best bet for just "walking in" would be at the carrier's store, but if you want a party atmosphere, go to an Apple store.
    If you purchased under a contract this will create a major issue for you. Since your upgrade was already used purchasing via the online store it will show up as you don't have an upgrade if you walk into the store. Headache city for those people. If I recall correctly past stories people had to wait quite a bit until their upgrade was available. I'm talking days.
    09-14-2012 10:54 AM
  11. miketko's Avatar
    If you purchased under a contract this will create a major issue for you. Since your upgrade was already used purchasing via the online store it will show up as you don't have an upgrade if you walk into the store. Headache city for those people. If I recall correctly past stories people had to wait quite a bit until their upgrade was available. I'm talking days.
    im wondering if when walking into a carrier store to purchse the device will they sell them out right or only on contract? sometime carriers wont sell the initial stock outright
    09-14-2012 10:59 AM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    If you purchased under a contract this will create a major issue for you. Since your upgrade was already used purchasing via the online store it will show up as you don't have an upgrade if you walk into the store. Headache city for those people. If I recall correctly past stories people had to wait quite a bit until their upgrade was available. I'm talking days.
    Ouch. That's gonna leave a mark. But it does make (some) sense.
    09-14-2012 11:05 AM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    im wondering if when walking into a carrier store to purchse the device will they sell them out right or only on contract? sometime carriers wont sell the initial stock outright
    I don't know why they wouldn't... but I've never tried, either.
    09-14-2012 11:06 AM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    In Houston there are two Apple stores and multiple other locations that sell the iPhones, so my experience has been that on launch day (at least the last couple), your wait, if any, is not significant. No camping out necessary, though there are those that do it.
    In Atlanta we have 2 Apple stores as well...numerous AT&T, Verizon and Sprint locations, about 10 Best Buys, tons of Walmarts, Radio Shacks, etc. Every year, there are lines...i thought perhaps it was just Atlanta, but during the iPhone 4 release, i was in Boston...same exact story.
    09-14-2012 11:18 AM
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