MacRumors came across an interesting change on Apple’s website regarding its how to buy an iPhone 4S section. The updated page now clearly states that the company’s latest smartphone is only available in store by reservation.

Considering Apple’s announcement this morning that it sold a staggering 4 million handsets on opening weekend, the new restriction isn’t surprising. But if you haven’t scored an iPhone 4S yet, you might want to note these new details…

The message on Apple’s how to buy page for the iPhone 4S reads as follows:

“iPhone 4S is available in store by reservation only. Reserve yours after 9:00 p.m. tonight for pickup tomorrow. When you come in, you’ll choose a carrier and plan, and we’ll get your iPhone up and running before you leave the store.”

You’ll be able to place your iPhone 4S reservations from Apple’s website, or directly from the Apple Store application. You can also still pre-order the device from the company’s online store, as well as obtain the device from your carrier of choice.

It’s worth noting that MacRumors has verified that some Apple Stores are still selling iPhone 4S units to walk-in customers, so you might trying call your local chain for verification. But with several places reportedly sold out of the device, a reservation might not be a bad idea.

  • topsy

    Hey Cody did you verify the information yourself? or just another post. You may check this spellings too. (so you might trying call your local chain for verification)

    • Greg

      “you may check this spellings too.” sounds like the pot calling the kettle black to me…

      • d0ntp4n1c

        ALWAYS proof read a post that is correcting someone in their spelling. lawlz

    • Not sure I understand what you mean Topsy, the above message is posted on Apple’s website (follow the link). What is there to verify?
      Any how, if you ever notice any gramatical or spelling errors in any of my posts, feel free to let me know. I generally publish between 1,500 and 2,000 words per day, so sometimes I miss things.

      Thanks for reading!

      • Topsy

        Sorry should have taken notice of US and Canada. The link too me to UK site. Ya we all make mistake at times. No one is perfect. Good work.

  • Gus

    My brother was able to walk in and pick one up at the Apple Store just yesterday. Told him to stand in “line”. There was one person there lol

    So yea, calling your local store might be a good idea.

  • smtp25

    I’ve never understood why people feel the need to do a spell and grammar check on every article that has a comments section .. happens here, on gizmodo, etc. If that’s all they’ve got to troll in the article then I guess that’s probably a good thing.

  • Jason Masters

    Beat buy is out but apple stores are still stocked I don’t know about other stores though.

  • Mathieu

    Hello guys! I have a few question for you. I’m from Belgium and I’m going to Canada in 2 weeks. Would I be able to buy an unlocked iphone 4S? If this is the case, what about the warranty? Would it work in Belgium as well? Last question 🙂 would I have to pay additional fees at the airport?

    Thanks a lot 😉

  • Miranda

    Hellooo. Does this also work for Apple Retail Store in Australia? I tried reserving after 9:00pm coz it’s also in their site, but then it states all iphones are unavailable. 🙁

  • Miranda

    Hellooo. Does this also work for Apple Retail Store in Australia? I tried reserving after 9:00pm coz it’s also in their site, but then it states all iphones are unavailable.

  • Miranda

    Does this also work for Apple Retail Store in Australia? I tried reserving after 9:00pm coz it’s also in their site, but then it states all iphones are unavailable.

  • Matthew

    Hello
    I come from Slovenia, I was wondering what is the possibility of buying the iPhone 4s for sale to Canada and how is the warranty of your phone to the EU.
    I visited Canada in November.
    Is it necessary to reserve the phone and what is the price.
    Thanks for the reply

    Matthew

  • Randy

    Matthew, go to http://www.apple.ca Click on “iPhone” and then click on “buy now” in the top right corner. This will bring you to the reservation button for pick up in store in Canada. Once you click on that you can choose the province and then the store you’d like to pick up your phone from. Prices are $649/$749/$849 Canadian Dollars for 16/32/64. iPhones bought directly from Apple in Canada are all fully unlocked so you can use them with any carrier world wide and change carriers anytime you’d like.

    I’m in Toronto though, and none of the Apple stores here have any in stock. At least, they’re all showing out of stock on the reservation system. I don’t know how much luck you’d have walking in when you get here. Probably a matter of being very lucky with timing.

    • Matthew

      Hello
      Interested in the final price iPhone 16 GB, with all taxes.
      Thanks for the reply