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  • Apple Offering In-Store Pickups for iPhone Preorders


    The big preorder day is almost here and in an iPhone banner ad on Apple’s website, in-store pickups are mentioned for the upcoming iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The official time for the preorder begins at 12:01 a.m PDT on Friday. For those who will already be sleeping by that hour, Apple Retail Stores will be selling the new devices on September 19th starting at 8am. If you plan on picking up a device on launch day, we’d suggest getting there bright and early or you may not have a chance to even get your hands on a device.

    According to Apple’s website, consumers can have the device shipped to them for free after preordering it or can pick the device up in store. AppleInsider reported that Apple representatives told customers they can choose a specific pickup location when they preorder the device online. When heading over to the Apple Store, they will have to bring the web receipt or email to show an Apple Store associate next Friday.

    For those who are looking to pickup the device in store, the availability is unknown. It is a given that these devices will be in high demand, in which case, supplies may be limited. Since Apple Retail Stores will need to have enough supply on hand for customers who walk in, the availability will most likely be on a first-come first-served basis. We hope everyone gets their devices in the time frame they want it, happy preordering!

    Source: Apple, AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Offering In-Store Pickups for iPhone Preorders started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Do the apple stores have the phones now to get our hands on ?
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I've never done a pre order so for those who have in the past what are the chances of it coming in the mail on the 19th?
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      I've always gotten my (me, wife, family) pre-orders on release day, but we've done it through AT&T. Never tried through Apple.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      I've never done a pre order so for those who have in the past what are the chances of it coming in the mail on the 19th?
      If you preorder early (12a), then it'll be there ON the 19th. A lot of times, it'll get to the delivery holding station early, sit there till the 19th and then it'll be sent out for delivery!

      I think doing a preordered pick-up at an Apple Store on launch day is a terrible choice. It'll take an hour or more just waiting to get it...
    1. StaceyMJ86's Avatar
      StaceyMJ86 -
      I did pre-order for the 4S with sprint and my phone arrived on debut date before I got off work.
    1. FrozenFlame's Avatar
      FrozenFlame -
      is the preorder tonight at midnight or tomorrow at midnight?
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      Tonight, at 12:00 AM Pacific time
    1. ab0530's Avatar
      ab0530 -
      Quote Originally Posted by FrozenFlame View Post
      is the preorder tonight at midnight or tomorrow at midnight?
      Tonight in 3 hrs 40 min!
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      I used Apple Store app to pre-order before. Works like a charm
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Yeah here in Florida starts at 3am. What kind of information do we need to enter in the apple website? I have att. Do I need account number ready, ect?
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I think doing a preordered pick-up at an Apple Store on launch day is a terrible choice. It'll take an hour or more just waiting to get it...
      Nope. Two lines at Apple Store on launch day. One for pickups (much shorter) and one for purchases. Maybe 5-10 minute wait when I did it..

      Quote Originally Posted by buttamix View Post
      Do the apple stores have the phones now to get our hands on ?
      No. Not until the 19th.
    1. nealh's Avatar
      nealh -
      I was not able to do in-store pick up in Brandon Florida unfortunately
      I will have to wait for delivery from FedEx or UPS