1. Fausty82's Avatar
    According to some of the blogs this morning, Apple has pulled the iPhone 5S from the in-store pickup option. The 5C can still be purchased online for store pickup, but the 5S must be delivered via shipping OR purchased in an Apple store (or, obviously, from a third party reseller).
    09-24-2013 11:55 AM
  2. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    According to some of the blogs this morning, Apple has pulled the iPhone 5S from the in-store pickup option. The 5C can still be purchased online for store pickup, but the 5S must be delivered via shipping OR purchased in an Apple store (or, obviously, from a third party reseller).
    Wow- I just checked: it is no longer possible to do today what I did yesterday. Feeling even luckier today - and drinking a toast to my inner OCD (Click, Check, Available? No, Repeat)! I could not tear myself away yesterday - and glad for that!
    09-24-2013 01:00 PM
  3. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    According to some of the blogs this morning, Apple has pulled the iPhone 5S from the in-store pickup option. The 5C can still be purchased online for store pickup, but the 5S must be delivered via shipping OR purchased in an Apple store (or, obviously, from a third party reseller).
    Wow- I just checked: it is no longer possible to do today what I did yesterday. Feeling even luckier today - and drinking a toast to my inner OCD (Click, Check, Available? No, Repeat)! I could not tear myself away yesterday (and I felt like a nut job because of it) - yet hearing this, I think a few hours of nutty paid off. You don't get to say that every day!

    So I've got that going for me.
    09-24-2013 01:02 PM
  4. swarlos's Avatar
    Just got my silver 5S! Can anyone confirm if the other models are unlocked?


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    09-24-2013 01:32 PM
  5. gseed's Avatar
    Wow, then I am much luckier then I thought. I originally had reserved at Target (due to my religious observance that prevented me from going Friday or Saturday). They never got the shipment in. Tried Radio Shack saturday night and best buy on Sunday (whose website said that stores had it in stock - FAIL), and was going to give up and order online until the in-store pickup option showed up Monday morning, and was available in a store 1/2 hour away by subway. I called the store to make sure it was accurate, but the employee would only say 'probably.' But it was ready for pickup in about 10 minutes, and in my hands an hour later. I feel very lucky!
    09-24-2013 04:48 PM
  6. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Wow, then I am much luckier then I thought. I originally had reserved at Target (due to my religious observance that prevented me from going Friday or Saturday). They never got the shipment in. Tried Radio Shack saturday night and best buy on Sunday (whose website said that stores had it in stock - FAIL), and was going to give up and order online until the in-store pickup option showed up Monday morning, and was available in a store 1/2 hour away by subway. I called the store to make sure it was accurate, but the employee would only say 'probably.' But it was ready for pickup in about 10 minutes, and in my hands an hour later. I feel very lucky!
    CONGRATS- you are indeed lucky. not lucky that it worked- b/c when it lets you buy that way online, it is there and they tell you when its ready for you.

    your luck - like mine- was in catching a fleeting option that has since evaporated. In past years, it has gone live and stayed that way... still tough to catch, but it didn't vanish.

    Congrats again- enjoy your phone!!
    09-24-2013 04:58 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    CONGRATS- you are indeed lucky. not lucky that it worked- b/c when it lets you buy that way online, it is there and they tell you when its ready for you.

    your luck - like mine- was in catching a fleeting option that has since evaporated. In past years, it has gone live and stayed that way... still tough to catch, but it didn't vanish.

    Congrats again- enjoy your phone!!
    While it’s true that in the past after Apple launched the buy/pickup program for iPhone 5 that it stayed... but they didn’t start the program this early, either... it took several weeks before they did. There is still an overwhelming demand for the 5S...
    09-24-2013 05:02 PM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
    While it’s true that in the past after Apple launched the buy/pickup program for iPhone 5 that it stayed... but they didn’t start the program this early, either... it took several weeks before they did. There is still an overwhelming demand for the 5S...
    This is true. I'm actually surprised that Apple did open up the in store pickup option this early. I'm thinking this may have been done as a test to see what kind of response they would receive.
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    09-24-2013 07:29 PM
  9. IIJBII's Avatar
    I'm one of the lucky ones as well. I used this option yesterday to get my 5S. I was surprised they already had this option available.
    Rocket_Girl likes this.
    09-24-2013 07:35 PM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    I'm one of the lucky ones as well. I used this option yesterday to get my 5S. I was surprised they already had this option available.
    I could have gotten it as well since I had it in my cart and the store was set. However, I removed it because I didn't want to blow my early upgrade on the 5S and since I was going to pay full retail I might as well just keep the Unlocked Silver iPhone 5S that I ordered from Apple on the 22nd.
    09-24-2013 07:42 PM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    According to some of the blogs this morning, Apple has pulled the iPhone 5S from the in-store pickup option. The 5C can still be purchased online for store pickup, but the 5S must be delivered via shipping OR purchased in an Apple store (or, obviously, from a third party reseller).
    Yeah. I checked on Sunday night and there was in-store pickup available. The one that had it was a little out of my way.
    When I woke up 8 hours later to hit the gym in the morning and I checked, in-store pickup was gone. Been the same
    since.
    09-25-2013 03:45 PM
  12. solitude1984's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this option is also usually available in Canada, or just the US?
    09-25-2013 05:39 PM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this option is also usually available in Canada, or just the US?
    It was up for a day in Monday and then removed. Unknown when Apple will offer this option again but in past years it's been about three weeks after launch.
    09-25-2013 06:12 PM
  14. solitude1984's Avatar
    It was up for a day in Monday and then removed. Unknown when Apple will offer this option again but in past years it's been about three weeks after launch.
    Thanks! Strangely I've never seen it before, so I assumed it wasn't available here. Maybe I'm just unlucky.
    09-25-2013 06:28 PM
  15. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I mentioned the in store pickup reserve from last year to 2 people from Apple this week and neither of them knew what I was talking about. I was frustrated. Let's see if it's open. Last year it was 9pm but it's 12am now?
    09-25-2013 09:39 PM
  16. swarlos's Avatar
    I mentioned the in store pickup reserve from last year to 2 people from Apple this week and neither of them knew what I was talking about. I was frustrated. Let's see if it's open. Last year it was 9pm but it's 12am now?
    It's been deactivated for now.
    09-25-2013 09:40 PM
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