The iPhone 6 release date is finally here and if you are trying to buy the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus on Friday September 19th, you need to read these tips to avoid wasting your time and money.
Keep in mind that millions of people are buying the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus today. This means stores are going to be crowded, you won’t get as much time with customer service people and in general it’s going to be a little bit crazy.
Apple announced two new iPhones in early September and many users stayed up late to get the new iPhone 6 pre-orders that are out for delivery there are many more who are hoping to stop at a store on the way home from work tonight or even on the release weekend to buy the new iPhone.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus look very similar, both include a faster processor, better camera and a there are new features like Apple Pay that will let you make payments at retail stores in October with a free update.
Apple delivers two larger options for users, a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones offer a new one handed mode and a new design.
Pretty Easy to Find an iPhone 6
If you want to buy the iPhone 6 you are in for a much better release date shopping trip. Many carriers, retailers and Apple Stores will still have some of this in stock throughout the day.
You may need to pick a color or storage option you didn’t plan on, but you should be able to buy on on the iPhone 6 release date or this weekend.
Make sure you take ID and are an account manager so you can make a purchase.
Apple Store is the Best Option for iPhone 6 Plus
Don’t expect to buy an iPhone 6 Plus at most carriers today, and some retailers may not even have any stock available.
The best place to try to buy iPhone 6 Plus is at an Apple Store, and even that may be a tough call. It’s starting to look like ordering and waiting may be the best option to get an iPhone 6 Plus.
Activations and Plan Changes
If you buy the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus on a contract you will likely need to activate before you leave the store. Budget this and the time spent waiting to buy the iPhone 6 into your day. You may not be able to complete the entire purchase on your lunch break.
AT&T customers who bought the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus on a two-year contract after switching to a Mobile Share Value plan earlier this year received a text message telling them they will need to pay more each month or switch to Next or buy off Contract.
New iPhone 6 Shipments Arriving All Weekend
We are hearing that stores expect to receive more shipments over the weekend. This is not going to happen at every store, but if you miss out today, you can check back on Saturday and Sunday to find an iPhone 6 in stock.
Check Lesser Known Stores
Although larger stores get more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus stock, you can sometimes find a new iPhone easier at a smaller authorized reseller or the store in the mall. If you go this route you can also avoid long lines and business that will spill through the weekend at many locations.