1. kd7irm's Avatar
    Just chatted with an apple rep and she told me that if you pre order and select in store pick up, tonight after midnight, the online apple store will show stock at local apple stores and those phones ordered on the pre order will be set aside for you to pick up on launch day. Is this info good? What is everyones experience with preorder being shipped vs. in store pick up? whats the best option?
    09-11-2014 01:29 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    It worked that way with the 5, 5C & 5S releases... which way to go is better is subjective... if you want to get the vibe of the store experience, you can... or, if you like the comfort of 'point, click, ship' and wait for the box, you can do that...
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    09-11-2014 01:39 PM
  3. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I've done that before with the 4S and it worked like a charm. Even though I still had to wait hours in line.
    09-11-2014 01:52 PM
  4. Papaguan's Avatar
    How does pre order ship work for those using an upgrade? Is the process as easy as calling AT&T/doing something online to activate the SIM card that comes with the phone? I'm a bit confused...any help would be appreciated!
    09-11-2014 02:30 PM
  5. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    If you wont be home when the phone arrives at your door. In store might be a better option. I will probably do that.
    09-11-2014 02:33 PM
  6. iMark's Avatar
    So if you select "In Store Pick Up" on the app, it'll know what stock is available on release day in a week?
    09-11-2014 02:36 PM
  7. kd7irm's Avatar
    Thats what i was told, seems legit i guess....
    so i guess the apple stores will have stock by the 12th or at least a number on how much stock is going to be at that store by the 19th.
    So if you select "In Store Pick Up" on the app, it'll know what stock is available on release day in a week?
    09-11-2014 03:02 PM
  8. alex.shimp's Avatar
    According to apple's retail store website Apple Retail Store - iPhone you can pick either to have it shipped or for in store pickup. I don't think when you pre-order tonight it will be based on any specific qty at any specific store. More likely you in store pick up order will allocated out of the total avlaible pre-order qty available and shipped to the store that you pick.
    09-11-2014 05:10 PM
  9. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Yes that is correct. They set aside inventory for pickups. Everyone else waiting in line are those who missed preorders and have to buy from the rest of the inventory. Ever since Apple started doing preorders that's the way I've always went. Just order it and have it delivered to your doorstep. Just much better for me than dealing with people.
    09-11-2014 05:26 PM
  10. alex.shimp's Avatar
    I would do it that way but i'll be in new york for work....so I think I am going to pre-order for in store pick up....worked fine for me when I got my iPhone4
    09-11-2014 11:12 PM
  11. shief24's Avatar
    I wonder if they'll do it in Canada this year...
    09-11-2014 11:44 PM
  12. chrisjohnson83's Avatar
    I wonder if they'll do it in Canada this year...
    It's confirmed they will be
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    09-11-2014 11:58 PM
  13. essay2u's Avatar
    first time ever i chose in-store pickup. I'm glad I did now because it's not even an option anymore. I almost bought through at&t when the store was down that night, but I just couldn't deal with the phone shipping on Friday and then waiting and watching it eventually get to my house sometime the following week - if I was lucky. I'm nervous though. It seems Apple will have 2 lines, but who knows how that works? Will the lines be crazy? Do I have to be at the Apple Store at 7 am? I can't take the anticipation...
    09-14-2014 09:52 AM
  14. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    first time ever i chose in-store pickup. I'm glad I did now because it's not even an option anymore. I almost bought through at&t when the store was down that night, but I just couldn't deal with the phone shipping on Friday and then waiting and watching it eventually get to my house sometime the following week - if I was lucky. I'm nervous though. It seems Apple will have 2 lines, but who knows how that works? Will the lines be crazy? Do I have to be at the Apple Store at 7 am? I can't take the anticipation...
    Apple will gave two lines. But even the pre-order pickup line can get quite long. In the past what they do is let so many people from each line into the store at a time and then let additional people in when people come out. They can only let so many people into the store at a time to to fire code occupancy limits. My guess is that the pre-order line will be longest in the before work, lunch time and after work hours so if you can arrive in between those times you may have less of a wait. But it all depends on how many people at that store pre-ordered for in store pickup and when they decide to arrive.
    essay2u likes this.
    09-14-2014 10:59 AM

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