Apple to Offer In-Store Pickup Option for iPhone 6 Pre-Orders

It appears that Apple will be allowing users to select "Personal Pickup" when placing iPhone 6 pre-orders, which means that users may be able to pick up their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus at an Apple retail store on launch day, September 19, rather than waiting for it to be shipped to their homes.

Apple's retail iPhone page suggests that in-store pickup will indeed be available, noting that users can have an iPhone shipped for free or pick it up in store.

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iPhone 6. Pre-order online starting September 12. The big day is coming. Pre-order iPhone 6 and have it shipped to you for free, or pick it up in store. You can also buy at the Apple Retail Store beginning at 8:00 a.m. on September 19.

9to5Mac has confirmed the information with several retail stores and an online chat representative, who told the site that there will be in-store pickup options available at "most stores" with the option existing "while supplies last."

Though Apple did not offer in-store pickup for the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 5c, it has offered the option for pre-orders in the past. With the iPhone 4, for example, Apple accepted reservations for in-store pickup on launch day.

With that device launch, Apple had two separate lines outside of retail stores, one for those who were waiting in line to buy a device and one for those who had made a reservation during the pre-order period. It's likely a Personal Pickup option for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders will work similarly.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time tonight, with the device becoming available in retail stores on September 19.

Top Rated Comments

Sonmi451 Avatar
100 months ago
I'd rather pick up in store so I don't have to wait around all day for the Fed Ex guy to show up at 9pm. They're going to be slammed that day!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kwizatz Avatar
100 months ago
I made the mistake of picking up in store the day of the iPhone 4 launch. Even though I had pre-ordered, I still had to wait in line for about 4 hours to get the phone. Just get it shipped to your house -- you might even get it early.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saving107 Avatar
100 months ago
Awesome.

All I need to find out now is if the Apple Store will allow me to do the AT&T Next program in store (with a pre-order).
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Locoboof Avatar
100 months ago
Just what I wanted to hear!!!!
iPhone 6 grandè 128gb space grey for pickup please!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NSeven Avatar
100 months ago
Its all about being 1st in the queue!!

i mean look how happy :)



I love being 1st
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jbachandouris Avatar
100 months ago
I would prefer in-store pick up as well since I am working. Also, I LOVE the atmosphere of Launch Day it's like Christmas. ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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