See if this sounds familiar to you? Â You heard that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were going to look the same as the last two iPhones Apple released. Â There aren’t going to be any great new features released, because the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone is next year, and they are saving all theÂ best to celebrate the big day. Â So, then why were pre-orders slipping weeks after launch day 15 minutes after pre-orders began? Â It couldn’t be because people were actually buying the new iPhones? Â Maybe Apple just didn’t make enough on purpose? Â Believe what you’d like, but from what the carriers have been reporting, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were a big hit, and broke many launch day records.
So where does that leave you if you were hoping to secure a new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus ASAP? Â That depends on which iPhone you were looking to purchase. Â Just like it is every year that a new color option is offered, the Matte Black and Jet Black versionsÂ are in high demand–especially the Jet Black, do to the extensive and meticulous Â process used to create theÂ glossy finish.
Luckily, you have additional options other than calling every carrier, BestBuy, Target, or Walmart store within a 100 mile radius. Â There is a website that has been around for a few years called iStockNowÂ that allows you to see in real-time the iPhones inventory in every Apple Store around the world. Â Â Unfortunately, though, this process is limited to Apple retail stores, which makes it a little harder for the living in rural America. Â However, if you’re willing to drive, it might be worth it for you. Â Either way, iStockNowÂ is a great starting point to check inventory that is constantly being updated.
Customers have a couple ofÂ different option to beginÂ checking the inventory of their choice of Apple Stores. Â Upon launching the site you will immediately see a collection of red and/or green pins littered across the US, or your country of residence, that indicate an inventory status. Â Green means they have inventory of iPhone 7 or 7 Plus at the store the pin falls on. Â You can click on the pin to see which phones, colors and storage options are available. Â Clicking on a red pin will produce an empty chart/graph.
Additionally, you can also narrow your search choices by selecting if you want anÂ iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, (or even an Apple Watch) your carrier of choice, color and storage options. Â Furthermore, you can also search by zip code, city or even state. Â Inventory on the site is constantly updated, but you can also initiate a refresh from the top of the page as well.
Good luck, and happy iPhone 7 Â hunting!