iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max models are selling out ahead of their release date next week. If you failed to secure the model you wanted you’ll want to keep an eye out for additional stock as we push into October.
Some iPhone Xs models are already hard to find. iPhone Xs Max pre-orders are mostly sold out and the 4.7-inch model is likely going to sell out before the devices arrive on shelves next week.
Apple does have some models available online, but availability varies depending on the carrier and the store you select for in-store pickup.
If you failed to pre-order the iPhone Xs model you wanted you’re now faced with shipping delays and the devices in-store release date on September 21st.
Those who do head down to an Apple Store, carrier store, or retailer like Best Buy on September 21st will face unpredictable stock. Lining up to buy a new phone is a gamble and some people could walk out of the store empty-handed.
If you don’t want to waste your time waiting in line, but still want a new iPhone Xs ASAP, you’ll want to track stock as we move away from the pre-order date.
In this guide we’ll show you how to find an iPhone Xs in stock at an Apple Store. Checking for an iPhone Xs in stock takes seconds and it could help you find the model exactly what you’re looking for.
How to Find an iPhone Xs In Stock
You can try calling and asking your local Apple Store or retailer about stock, but it’s extremely easy to check availability from your computer.
To do this you need to select the iPhone Xs model you want to purchase and enter your local zip code. Apple will then show you what’s available for in-store pickup.
Many models will show up as unavailable, but stock will start to trickle back once the initial shipping delays start to subside.
You can also use third-party sites like like iStockNow.com to track iPhone Xs stock at Apple Store locations. Here’s how to use the site:
- Click on iPhone.
- Select iPhone Xs.
- Find your region.
- Click a store on the map to bring up a detailed chart for your local store.
This chart shows you exactly how much iPhone Xs stock the store you selected currently has.
If you’d prefer to buy your phone through a carrier or retailer, these tools won’t help you. If you want to buy from your carrier or a local retailer like Best Buy, you’ll want to check their websites for stock changes, call your local store and ask about stock, or head into a physical location to speak with someone.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for through Apple, your carrier, or your favorite retailer you can check for availability at resale sites like eBay and Craigslist.
Resellers on eBay and Craigslist typically charge more than the suggested retail price so be prepared to pay a premium if you want your phone in September.
Install iOS 12 for Better Security
If you're on the fence, here's one of the best reasons to install iOS 12 right now or in the new future.
If you value your device's security you'll want to install the iOS 12 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch sooner rather than later.
The iOS 12 update carries several important security patches that tackle potential exploits. Specifically, there are 16 patches for security issues. You can read about all of them over on Apple's website.
In addition to those patches, iOS 12 delivers new security features aimed at protecting you and the data you store on your device. These include:
If you skipped any previous versions of iOS 11, you'll also get the security patches from those updates in your iOS 12 upgrade.
Long story long, if you store sensitive data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you have some really good reasons to upgrade today.
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