5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2012 8:05 PM by polishbroadcast
Masonhardwick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I was wondering if apple stores have iPhone 5s in stock


iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: Do apple stores have iPhone 5 in stock?
    KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (37,815 points)

    I'm sure some do. I'm sure some do and sell out before the end of the day.  Why don't you call the store you're wondering about and ask?

  • 2. Re: Do apple stores have iPhone 5 in stock?
    sruddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have called my local store in Santa Rosa Ca every day since the 22nd of september. They always say out of stock. I have saved the phone in my cart @ the online apple store and log in everynight just at the moment the on store pickup option has been turned on. Every night I get the same message unavailable and it's unavalable in all stores within a large radius. So today I go into the store because I know the at&t store in the same shopping mall expected to get delivery of more iphones at 4:00. So I stop by the apple store only to be told they sold out. I asked the manager if they have replenished stock since the first sell out on the 22nd and he said yes they have been getting new stock regularly however they sell out shortly after they open @ 10:00 am. So I'm thinking hmmmm. This means the  online inventory doesn't work, the store holds all incoming inventory until the next day and won't tell you when the next order is due in. So if you need a phone like I do, since my screen is cracked, your basically screwed until Apple decides they are going to give their stores enough stock to last until the next delivery, the online inventory starts working, or the stores tell you when they expect another order to arrive so you can show up then. I don't see any of those things happening any time soon or at all.

  • 3. Re: Do apple stores have iPhone 5 in stock?
    polishbroadcast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been checking at night too. It does work but the stores get so few iPhones that they get reserved / purchased for pickup instantly at 10. I was waiting on monday night to check stock and lost track of time. I checked at 10:04 (i am in chicago) and for 1 second the Apple retail store nearest to me showed "available" but i waited too long to select it and by the time i figured out what was going on, it was unavailable again. I think it is just a case of hundreds of people all trying for the same 5 or 10 phones a night. There was a store in Indiana that had stock since monday but then just sold out this morning. So they are out there, but the stock is very limited.

  • 4. Re: Do apple stores have iPhone 5 in stock?
    sruddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wonder if the 10:00 time is acurate and if so what time zone is that based on? I live in CA and have noticed the store pick up option sometimes activated at around 7:00 but I haven't found the time to be consistent.

  • 5. Re: Do apple stores have iPhone 5 in stock?
    polishbroadcast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It appears to be local time. I checked periodically from 9:30 -10:00 and right at 10pm several stores in Chicago had stock and i was able to snag one.