Many of Apple’s new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are sold out for release day delivery. If you’ve had trouble securing the precise model you wanted, you’ll want to keep an eye out for new stock, alternative places to order, and potential in-store stock as we close in on their release date.
Shipping dates have slipped for many iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models. Shipping times for select storage sizes, colors, and carriers have been pushed into late October and November and they could get worse as time goes on.
If you’re able to find the model you want, and you want your phone ASAP, it’s a good idea to place an order right now.
While some iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models might not ship until late October or November, you might be able to find them for in-store pickup at Apple or another retailer.
Retailers should have stock on hand on October 23rd, but there’s no telling how much inventory each store will have. It’s a gamble.
If you’re having trouble finding your top choice in stock you’ll want to track iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro stock at Apple, carriers, and retailers to see if you can find one for release day delivery or pickup. If you’re persistent, there’s a good chance you’ll get what you want.
In this guide, we will help you find an iPhone 12 in stock at Apple, your carrier, or your favorite retailer. We don’t recommend calling a store to inquire about inventory on hand. Instead, you’ll want to order online where you can see the estimated delivery date.
How to Find the iPhone 12 in Stock
There are a few ways to quickly check for iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro stock from your computer or your phone.
Simply choose the iPhone 12 model you want and enter your local zip code. The site/app will show you what’s available for in-store pickup.
As of right now, some models are unavailable for in-store pickup. That said, we expect to see new stock emerge in the near future so keep your eyes peeled.
If you are unable to secure the iPhone 12 you want at Apple, and you don’t want to wait weeks for delivery, you can check at your carrier.
- Check iPhone 12 Stock at Verizon
- Check iPhone 12 Stock at U.S. Cellular
- Check iPhone 12 Stock at AT&T
- Check iPhone 12 Stock at T-Mobile
- Check iPhone Stock at Sprint
You should be able to see the iPhone 12 delivery date estimates before you check out at every carrier. If the estimated ship date is too far out, you can try buying your phone from a retailer.
Retailers like Best Buy and Walmart allow you to buy the new iPhone 12 with release date delivery even though Apple’s delivery estimates are further out.
In short, there are a lot of ways to find an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro in stock even if the Apple website shows that it’s currently out.
Install iOS 14.1 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing the iOS 14/iOS 14.1 update right away.
iOS 14.1 doesn't bring any known security patches to the iPhone, but if you skipped iOS 14.0, you'll get its security updates with your upgrade.
iOS 14.0 brought 11 new security patches to your iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website.
If you skipped iOS 13.7 or any older versions of iOS 13, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 14.1 update.
In addition to those patches, iOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari.
For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.
With iOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them.
There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.
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