In-Store Personal Pickup Begins for iPhone 5S, 5C Online Orders
Apple is making the retail experience for new iPhone buyers a little easier with the expansion of in-store personal pickup for iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C online orders.
As you might expect, the program is pretty straightforward. Those who purchase their iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C online from Apple now have the option to pick up the device at their nearest Apple retail store. It should be noted, however, that personal pickup is not available at all
In light of the fact that new iPhone 5S orders placed online now come with an estimated shipping date well into October, personal pickup may translate to a quicker way to get your hands on the device if you're in the market for one. Of course, given the news that Apple provided to the world earlier today, it doesn't look like anything is about to make the iPhone 5S much easier to find.
On Monday morning, Apple confirmed the sale of 9 million iPhones over this past launch weekend. With China Mobile preparing to introduce the new iPhones to hundreds of millions of subscribers in China, supply may still be crushed by demand for the near future.