It is finally incredibly easy to find an iPhone 6 in stock, and surprisingly easy to find an iPhone 6 Plus in stock as well. It took over a month, but as the November iPhone 6 deals heat up ahead of Black Friday 2014 it appears Apple solved the supply issues that made it hard to find a new iPhone since the iPhone 6 release in mid-September.
Most Apple Stores now offer the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 in stock for same day pickup, even though shipping times are still high for some configurations.
Read: iPhone 6 Review
It’s also easier to find the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus in stock at Best Buy and at many carrier locations including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. Rounding out the availability, Walmart is still offering a free iPhone 6 with the trade of an old iPhone, even the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.
Shoppers can go to Apple to check to see if the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 are in stock at a local store and reserve the specific color, size and carrier they want for same-day in store pickup. According to the iDevice availability grid, Silver and gray iPhone 6 models on all carriers are in stock at most Apple Stores in 16GB. Gold iPhone 6 availability is much better, but still hard to find. The 64GB iPhone 6 is tough to find in stock in gray on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, but available on Verizon.
You’ll have the best luck finding an iPhone 6 in stock at an Apple Store if you use AT&T or Verizon, as there are more combinations available in stock than for Sprint and T-Mobile.
Finding an iPhone 6 Plus in stock at an Apple Store is also easier, but it’s still very hard to find a Sprint or even a T-Mobile model. AT&T and Verizon iPhone 6 Plus stock is high in silver and gold at most Apple Store locations. You can check your specific store on Apple for various models and colors. Even though shipping times are high for the iPhone 6 Plus and still over a week for the iPhone 6 most stores are selling the device with no wait.
AT&T and Verizon no longer show back order dates for many of the iPhone 6 models, but T-Mobile lists 7-10 days for some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus options — all the way up to eight weeks for 64GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. Many Sprint iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are shipping in two to five days, but some models are still up to six weeks out.
You can also find an iPhone 6 in stock at Best Buy, although not at every store. Shoppers can check to see id there is an iPhone 6 in stock at Walmart stores by stopping in or calling the store. There is no easy way to check online.
Although it is still tough to find the 64GB iPhone 6 in stock, it is a model that is worth waiting for. You can check out why you shouldn’t buy the 16GB iPhone 6, and why the 128GB iPhone 6 is too expensive for most buyers, to help decide if you should wait.
Read: iPhone 6 Plus Review
Shoppers who’ve been waiting over a month to find the iPhone 6 in stock, should check online now, or head in to their local store to see if they can get one without waiting.
Keep in mind that we could see a lot of Apple Black Friday 2014 deals, including one leak for a $99 iPhone 6 and the potential for many other iPhone Black Friday 2014 deals.
Walmart Black Friday 2014 Ad
Walmart Black Friday 2014 deals start at 6PM on Thanksgiving and roll all the way through Cyber Monday. There are three specific events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2014, including nine 1 Hour Guarantee items that are in stock or you can get it by Christmas at the Black Friday price.
This includes a 65-inch Vizio HDTV for $648, the Xbox One with Halo for $299 after gift card rebate and an iPad mini for $169 after gift card.
You can check out more details on how the Walmart Black Friday 2014 1 Hour Guarantee will work. Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer at Walmart states, “We’ve taken significant steps to improve the 1-Hour Guarantee process from beginning to end. It’s simple and seamless.”
Walmart beat our Xbox One and PS4 Black Friday 2014 predictions with big savings on the Xbox One and the PS4 GTA 5 and The Last of US Remastered bundle for $399. Here's a look at the nine guaranteed in stock items for 2014.
You can see the full Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad and deals online now. Wlaamrt will post store maps on November 18th and share more detials as the event approaches.