After selling 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units last weekend, it’s still hard to find an iPhone 6 in stock at a local store, but we’ll show you how you can find and hold an iPhone 6 for pickup at a local store without waiting until October for delivery. You can use this same method to find an iPhone 6 plus in stock at a local store, but most results will show not available as Apple struggles to catch up to demand for the larger phone.
We’ll also show you the best way to quickly look for an iPhone 6 Plus in stock at a local Apple Store, by checking 20 Apple Stores at once. Plus you’ll learn how to get a notification when the iPhone 6 Plus is in stock at an Apple Store near you.
Apple offered iPhone 6 pre-orders with in-store pickup for the first time this year, making it easier to find an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus on day one, and this method also makes it easy to check if your local Apple Store has an iPhone 6 in stock.
After you find an iPhone 6 in stock at a local store you can buy it for in-store pickup so that you don’t need to drive across town or a couple of hours for nothing.
Apple’s in store pickup for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus allows you to check the stock at 10 or more local Apple stores, but you can’t use it to check at local carrier stores. Many carrier stores, even high traffic ones, are waiting to get more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 units in. Even when a shipment arrives it is gone very fast.
There is a Verizon in store pickup option at many store locations, but the company does not make this an option until supply catches up to the demand for a new iPhone. Best Buy normally lets users check if items are in stock at a local Best Buy, but that option isn’t listed today.
How to Find an iPhone 6 in Stock
You’ll need to visit Apple in your web browser or use the Apple Store app on the iPhone to find an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in stock at a local store.
The best part about using either of these options to find and iPhone 6 in stock at a local store is that Apple makes it easy to check many stores nearby. The only downside is you’ll need to jump back out to switch to a different storage or color combination.
On the Apple iPhone page choose the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus you want and then click on Check Availability. Enter your zipcode and scroll through the store options. If you find one you want, you can complete the order online and pickup in store later that day.
How to find an iPhone 6 Plus in Stock
This is the best way to find an iPhone 6 Plus in stock at a local Apple Store. It’s very hard to find an iPhone 6 Plus in stock at Apple or any other store, but it is possible. Instead of using Apple.com to do this and going back and forth to change sizes, colors and carriers you can check 20 stores at once and even sign up for notifications.
Using the Sea Turtle iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 plus stock checker we only found a few stores with an iPhone 6 Plus in stock for pickup. In this case it is a 128GB iPhone 6 plus on Sprint, which may not be what you want. Visit the Sea Turtle iPhone 6 Plus stock checker and chose the model you want. This works with the regular iPhone 6, but it’s especially useful for the iPhone 6 Plus.
If no store near or far offers the iPhone 6 Plus in stock you can choose to get a notification as soon as the checker detects one in stock, so you can move quickly to reserve one for in store pickup. You may not find one close by, but we did track down one iPhone 6 plus in stock at an Apple Store four hours away.
Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Cases
If you need an affordable iPhone 6 Plus case, Spigen is one of the best options you will find. Spigen offers a wide variety of iPhone 6 Plus cases from super thin to protective options and even a few iPhone 6 Plus wallet cases.
The company also offers an iPhone 6 Plus case with a kickstand, which is an excellent way to easily use that big screen for movies, videos and FaceTime.
Check out all of the Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Cases on Amazon starting at $7.99.