On Monday, Apple began offering a Personal Pickup option for the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c via its online purchase page and through its Apple Store app, giving customers a way to check in-store availability for each phone model and place orders for in-store pickup.

The following day, Apple removed the in-store pickup option for iPhone 5s orders, leaving shoppers with the option of placing an online order for delivery in October or visiting local retail stores in person to check in-store availability. There was no explanation given for the feature's removal, though the continued constrained supply of the iPhone 5s could have contributed.

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According to 9to5Mac, Apple will reinstate the in-store pickup option for both the app and its website beginning on Monday, September 30, once again allowing customers to check stock and place orders for pickup.

Apple's supplies of the iPhone 5s remain tight, with all models and capacities displaying a ship time of October. iPhone 5c supplies are plentiful, with all models and capacities shipping within 24 hours.

Top Rated Comments

rorschach Avatar
140 months ago
Just because they're opening personal pickup for the 5s doesn't mean stock will be any better. Even if you placed an order for pickup on Monday, it might be available the next day or in a week.

So I wouldn't cancel your order if you've already put one in. Unless it shows as available right away.
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WatchTheThrone Avatar
140 months ago
Still waiting on our iphone 5s'!! I ordered a 16gb space grey and a 16gb gold for my wife from sprint but sprint is saying 4-6 weeks and I ordered right when they went on sale. Can I cancel my order on Monday and do in store pickup on wed (since I live 2 hours away from the nearest Apple store) and I'm going in to the city that day on other business?? So how long does it take to cancel an order and for them to show I have upgrades again??
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wlow3 Avatar
140 months ago
Wait. If we're in the 7-11 day "processing your order" purgatory, does this mean anyone can go online Monday and order one and pick it up that day in store?
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AlvinNguyen Avatar
140 months ago
Nice! Finally I can try to get the gold one. Hopefully they will have some kind of availability soon.
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