This guide will show you how to find an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in stock at an Apple Store right now.
Earlier this month, Apple announced its two brand new iPhone models, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The pair take over flagship duties from the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and they do so with a number of new features.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus upgrades include a water-resistant design, improved cameras, improved performance, a powerful Retina display, and more. The two devices are getting excellent reviews from critics and users though they aren’t perfect.
Some models are also extremely hard to find as we enter the month of October.
As we push away from the iPhone 7 release date some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models are difficult to find in stock.
While some shipping times sit in early October, others (Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus) have seen their shipping times pushed into November.
As we push into October and as Apple ramps up production, we should see shipping times start to improve. If you’re looking for a specific model and you want it ASAP, you’ll want to keep an eye on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 stock.
Here we’ll show you how to find an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in stock in an Apple Store. Checking for an iPhone 7 in stock takes seconds and it could help you get the model you’re after a little bit faster than October or November.
How to Find an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus In Stock
There are a few ways to check for available iPhone 7 and/or iPhone 7 Plus stock from your house or office. You can call ahead of head down to your local store but checking from your computer could save you time.
Your first option is via the Apple website or Apple Store application. Both allow you to check for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus stock at individual Apple Stores.
Choose your desired iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus model and enter your local zip code. The site/app will show you what’s available for in-store pickup. If you want to check another model you’ll have to jump out and make another selection. It can be a bit tedious.
As of right now, most models are still completely sold out but we expect stock to start emerging in early-to-mid October as pre-orders are fulfilled.
Once you find the model you want you can complete your order and pickup your desired iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus model the same day.
There are a couple of other ways to check for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in stock at your local Apple Store.
The iPhone 7 availability check tool is basic but extremely fast while iStockNow features a map of the United States and Apple Store iPhone 7 stock.
Click on a store on the map and it will bring up a detailed chart that shows you exactly how much iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus stock that store has.
If you’d prefer to buy your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus through a carrier or retailer, these tools won’t help you.
If you decide to go that route, you’ll want to check the carrier/retailer website, call your local store, or head into a physical retail location to ask about iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus stock.
Install iOS 10.3.1 If You Want Better Security
If you value your security, you'll want to seriously consider downloading the iOS 10.3.1 update on your iPhone or iPad.
iOS 10.3.1 brings a single security patch for a potential Wi-Fi exploit. But if you failed to install iOS 10.3, your iOS 10.3.1 update will bring its monster list of patches as well.
The iOS 10.3 update delivered over 60 known patches for potential exploits. That's substantial, even for a milestone upgrade. The previous version of iOS 10, iOS 10.2.1, brought 14 known patches.
Among them is a patch for a Safari ransomware bug that scammers used to extort iOS users who viewed pornography on their device.
These patches enhance the security on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch making them ideal for those of you who store sensitive files/data on your device. Most people do.
If you skipped the iOS 10.2.1 update and/or the iOS 10.2 update, know that iOS 10.3.1 brings their security patches with it as well. Again, the iOS 10.2.1 update had 14 important patches on board. You can see them all right here.
If you failed to install Apple's iOS 9.3.5 update, iOS 10.3.1 will also bring the three crucial security patches it delivered last year. These patch up serious security problems that could potentially expose your calls, contacts, texts, and emails.
If security is important to you, iOS 10.3.1 is probably worth a download right now.