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My i Phone 7 pick, the jet black 256GB AT&T Plus model, was already backordered into November on Apple.com, but I was able to pre-order the same model from with a September 30-October 7 delivery window.(I’m still considering trying my luck at an AT&T or Best Buy store on launch morning; I’m too far from an Apple Store.) My wife’s i Phone 7 pick, the rose gold 128GB AT&T Plus model, was also backordered past launch day on but available at launch from If you do use the i Phone Upgrade Program, you could likely opt to start up a new contract with one of the carriers if you noticed they had inventory that Apple didn’t since the program basically lets you bring your own i Phone to the carriers, but then you’re losing the benefit of the program and may end up owing money that you didn’t expect.
For example, I actually managed to miss my alarm for am local today and instead woke up at my usual 5 am time three hours after pre-orders started.
Eventually, you’d run into an issue with ensuring launch day stock for even those customers, but some sort of priority ranking would make sense especially when you lose the ability to take advantage of third-party inventory.
It’s probably that the low supply of jet black and matte black i Phones will have another effect on launch day: Apple Store queues.
Buying from or the Apple Store usually isn’t an issue.
Apple tends to have better inventory than third-party stores so you’re often wiser for buying from the company directly.