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The hard-to-find iPhone 5s now has immediate availability in the online Apple Store if you opt for in-store pickup.

We mentioned last week that Apple is said to be adding a store pickup availability check to its Apple Store app. This hasn’t yet made it into the App Store, but you can use the website to check availability – see the screenshot below the fold … 

To check availability for in-store pickup, spec-up your phone first, then click the Check Availability link beneath the green Continue button:

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You’ll be asked for your zip code to check stores close to you.

Let us know in comments if you find immediate availability on the gold ones, whose popularity seems to have taken Apple by surprise.

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8 Responses to “iPhone 5s now available for immediate in-store pickup in some Apple Stores”

  1. glow6 says:

    Ben, I take it this is US only? Any idea when this option is coming to UK?


  2. a quick check of Best Buy stores near me, all had some variants of the Sprint models in stock (no gold), as well as one or two VZW (no gold) available.


  3. i wanted to ask if i went to the apple store in paris …. can i buy the new iphone 5s from the store directly ?
    (23 september)


  4. Just checked South Florida (Miami) area….basically only Sprint is available and not even in great quantity


  5. No gold available at my store


  6. herb02135go says:

    Remember: even if you have a reservation it doesn’t mean you won’t have to stand in line for hours. Typical sheep service.


  7. The feature was just revoked, if you look on the apple store website it no longer allows you to do in-store pick up. Hopefully it will be fixed sometime soon :(