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Find an iPhone 5 in Stock at a Local Store with Milo



The iPhone 5 sold out at many retailers over the weekend, thanks to more than 5 million sales, but there are still many stores with the iPhone 5 in stock, ready to buy without a wait in line.

Instead of calling every local store five times a day, we suggest using to check local stores for the iPhone 5.

This free tool searches the near¬†real-time stock of many stores including Best Buy, Sprint and Radio Shack. This tool won’t check the official Apple Store or Verizon and AT&T carrier stores, but in a matter of minutes I found several stores with the iPhone 5 in stock in black and white, and in all sizes.

The iPhone 5 is available online from Apple and carriers, but won’t arrive for 3-4 weeks, which is why many users may want to head in store to purchase the iPhone 5.

Read: Reserve an iPhone 5 for Next Day pickup at an Apple Store

All of these stores should be able to sell an iPhone 5 on contract or off contract and add the phone to an account, just like going to Apple or a carrier.

How to Find an iPhone 5 in Stock at a Local Store

To find a local store with the iPhone 5 in stock, visit or download the free Milo app from the iTunes app store. The app and website offer the same access to iPhone 5 stock information.

In my search of San Francisco, New York City and several cities in Ohio I found the iPhone 5 in stock at many retailers, sometimes the iPhone 5 is out of stock in one store, but a block away it sits on a shelf ready to be purchased.

Find iPhone 5 in stock local store

Milo finds local stores with the iPhone 5 in stock.

The Milo search tool may show higher than average prices, listing the off-contract price – especially at Best Buy – but most of these locations should be able to sell the iPhone 5 on contract for $199, $299 and $399.

Stock changes quickly so many stores list a yellow sign on the map, and a call for stock notice. This means the store is low on stock, so it is a good idea to call before making the trip. For users looking for an iPhone 5 farther from home it’s a good idea to call and check or see if they can hold the iPhone 5 for a short period while traveling to the store.

Apple is not yet allowing in store iPhone 5 reservations or iPhone 5 in store pickup yet. In store pickup will likely be an option once stock returns to normal levels in a few weeks.




  1. Reed

    09/24/2012 at 8:58 pm

    thank you! everyone is freaking out because of the purported iphone 5 shortage when radioshack has o’plenty in every color and for every carrier…the underdog prevails yet again.

    • Dan Bowen

      09/25/2012 at 4:34 pm

      Reed thanks for the tip about Radio Shack. I went there today and left with iPhone 5’s.

      • Dan Bowen

        09/25/2012 at 4:35 pm

        I meant 2 iPhone 5’s

      • natalie

        10/04/2012 at 1:39 am

        wheres this shop plz

  2. brian

    09/25/2012 at 9:42 am

    bad milo called 5 stores withb green light and no luck – waste of time. bad dog.

    • John

      09/25/2012 at 10:52 am


  3. Maureen

    10/04/2012 at 9:37 am


  4. wendall

    10/09/2012 at 10:59 am

    useless as of 10/09/2012 in Cincinnati. Radio Shack said two weeks, Milo is not reliable at all.:)

  5. Willie

    11/10/2012 at 4:05 pm

    agreed… Milo is entirely useless. great concept if only…

    • Willie

      11/10/2012 at 4:08 pm

      Unlike Best Buy, Radio Shack, and The Apple Store, corporate AT&T stores will take orders and call you when the phone arrives.

  6. jim

    11/21/2012 at 10:10 pm

    what is exact wording to get to reserve iphone 5 on
    search bar?

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