In-Store Pickup Option for U.S. Online iPhone 5s Orders Resumes

Last Monday, Apple began offering in-store pickup for online orders of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, despite extreme shortages of the iPhone 5s following its launch the previous Friday. Just a day later, Apple halted the in-store pickup option for the iPhone 5s, perhaps because of the lack of supply.

But in line with a report from late last week, Apple has now resumed in-store pickup for the iPhone 5s, allowing customers to check availability at their local retail stores when placing orders.

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Availability remains extremely tight, with very few stores showing any stock of most models. As has been the case since launch, silver and gold models are seeing very limited supplies, but even space gray models remain unavailable for in-store pickup at most locations.

Apple continues to quote "October" shipping estimates for all new online orders in countries where the iPhone 5s has launched, suggesting that the company is still experiencing some uncertainty about how quickly it will be able to meet demand. The first minor expansion in availability of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c is set occur tomorrow when Virgin Mobile USA and a number of regional carriers in the U.S. and Canada are scheduled to begin offering the devices.

Top Rated Comments

mdelvecchio Avatar
105 months ago
This is horrendous. How can Apple sink so low as a company. No iphone 5s in stock. Is it a mythical device???:mad:

the entitlement is unparalleled.

its a very popular device. it sold million of copies. they dont come out of thin air, and if you were too slow to get one of the first then theres no one to be upset at other than yourself.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dvoros Avatar
105 months ago
in-store pickup

This is horrendous. How can Apple sink so low as a company. No iphone 5s in stock. Is it a mythical device???:mad:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ActionableMango Avatar
105 months ago
I ordered on day 1 and mine still hasn't shipped yet. Not a big deal, I'm patient, but I'm also a little irritated to find out that apparently you can now order today and simply walk into a store and pick it up same day. I feel like I'm being penalized for ordering early.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
105 months ago
I haven't seen an iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C in "the wild" yet.

I've already seen a couple dozen of them here in Tokyo. Today, in fact, I saw a guy in his 80s on the street checking a white 5c. Very cool that Apple tech is being used by not only the "digital" generation, but also by senior citizens!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xlii Avatar
105 months ago
Just tried it here in the Boston area. No 5s's of any color combination within a 100 miles.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
105 months ago
I haven't seen an iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C in "the wild" yet.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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