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The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are scheduled to hit retail stores on September 25 and a new report published today provides an insight into the company’s retail launch plans for the new devices.

Though hardly different from past iPhone launches, you’re advised to check out the following tidbits for a more seamless shopping experience regardless of whether you have pre-ordered your iPhone with in-store pickup or are planning on waltzing inside your local Apple Store on launch day.

Like in years past, this year’s iPhone launch includes some of the common restrictions customers have grown accustomed to. For starters, your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus purchase will be limited to two devices per day.

In addition, you can only buy two per store reservation.

If past iPhone launches are anything to go by, there will be lines outside Apple Stores for this year’s iPhone 6s launch. The stores will split queued customers into two new lines on the big day at about 6am.

People who made an online reservation for their iPhone will be in one line and new buyers in the other. Apple Stores will open doors to customers at 8am local time, with reservations for customers that need them allocated about fifteen minutes earlier.

Customers with wait times shorter than two hours “will be encouraged to stay and wait” and Apple will reportedly give out free food and drink to keep the crowd happy. You can also leave and rejoin the queue at your reservation time.

“On the big day, Apple will once again close normal Genius Bar appointment services to dedicate as many people as possible, about 50 percent of specialists and Geniuses, to iPhone sales,” writes author Mark Gurman. “Other initiatives like Personal Training will also be shut down for the launch period.”

As is its wont, Apple will be helping up new customers set up their iPhone and transfer their data to it. Store employees will inform customers about Apple’s new iPhone Upgrade Program (Apple is also readying a ‘Move to iOS’ Android app to help streamline the process).

Last but not least, should your local Apple Store run out of iPhone 6s stock, you will be permitted to make a reservation for a future date via the Apple Online Store from 8am every day.

Did you opt to have your iPhone 6s delivered at your doorstep or will you be waiting in line on September 25?

Source: 9to5Mac

  • BooBee

    New phones hit retailers Sept 25 not 26th as mentioned in first line.

  • William Melendez

    I’ll be picking my iPhone at the main UPS hub in the morning. Didn’t want to deal with the chaos at my local Apple Store.

  • Jason Dennery

    If there was a way to enroll in the iPhone upgrade program without waiting in line, I would be glad to not wait in line, but alas, there isn’t as far as Im aware.

    • jalexcarter

      Same situation here. Did get a spot reserved though so shouldn’t have to wait too long. Going first thing after work.

  • Andres

    It’s not delivery it’s Di-iPhone

  • Kaneki

    Why not just have it ship right to your door? :3 even less of a hassle.

    • Kaptivator

      sometimes ups just leaves your stuff on your door step depending on your neighborhood. in addition, my daughters diapers (honest company) were “never delivered”. Even in nice neighborhoods you have to worry about the deliver guy/gal taking your shit.

      • Kaneki

        😀 I guess better safe than sorry. They make you sign for the package you know. Delivery guy can’t forge your signature, and they can’t leave the phone at your door without you signing unless you signed Apple’s Leave at door agreement and turned it into UPS. 🙂

        Possibility of theft with you at fault = 0% 🙂 Though if you want to pick it up at 8am on a Friday 😀 then go right ahead. 😀 Mine will be delivered to whoever is at my house while I’m at work 😀 WOOHOO

      • Kaptivator

        When I had my 5s delivered…it was left at the door step. That was a pre order…I had several other items left on my door step behind the brick post. From shoes, phones, PS3&4 games, etc…Maybe they use their discretion?

      • Kaneki

        I don’t think the “Sign upon delivery” was implemented until the 6 😛

      • Kaptivator

        I skipped on the 6. I wanted to do the iPhone Upgrade Program for the 6s. Didn’t order in time and all of the 64 space grey are out in my area. I never missed a pre-order. Guess I will have to wait until after the 25th and attempt to reserve in the store at a later date. Not really sure how this will work out. Don’t want to go through carrier this time because I would rather have an unlocked phone. Jumping ship when contract is up (end of October) and will just take the phone with me to another carrier.

    • Fanboy 

      Nobody will be home and I don’t have the time to sit around at home all day waiting to sign. UPS could come at 9am or as late as 7pm and I wouldn’t know.

      • Kaneki

        😀 sucks. I’ll be at work 😉 but my sister will be at home ready to sign 😀 BEAST!!!

      • Fanboy 

        Well I’ll be at UPS in the morning and be using my new iPhone 6S by 8am already while everyone else has to wait to get theirs delivered 😉

      • Kaneki

        Well for those who have JOBS we will have to wait :3

      • Fanboy 

        And for those of us who have jobs that we dont go in to until 10am I’ll be at work playing with my new phone before anybody else 🙂

      • Kaneki

        LOL. Luckily it’s not really different than what I have. Not too excited for the phone. Just a phone. Bought it just because I can 😀 and I wanted a 6S PLUS. :3

        No one will know unless you got Rose Gold 😉

      • Fanboy 

        And it just so happens I did get Rose Gold ;D lmao, I’m pretty excited even though I have the 6 right now.

      • Kaneki

        😉 I think everyone got Rose Gold… how else are they going to show off that they have the newest iPhone xD

        :3 I got Rose Gold too 😛

  • p1noyako

    I have reservation around 8-8:30am at my local Apple Store to pickup my iPhone 6s Plus 64gb Gold.

  • I wonder what would happen if you waited in line to pick up an iPhone 5S… That would be funny.

  • p1noyako

    I’m confused regarding these separate new buyer and reservation line. Why still need to fall in line when you already have reservation time? Are they still going to accommodate your reservation time even your in line right?

  • David J Delgado

    I’m not sure I’m understanding this post very well. I have a reservation for 430PM on the 25th for an iPhone, and my girlfriend has one at 1030AM for two of them. These reservations GUARANTEE us our phones, correct? Like, I’m not going to come in (or her) and they’re like “Oops, we’re all out, let’s set you up with another reservation.”

    I have reserved items with Apple before (including the Apple Watch the day it became available in store) and they had the item with my name on it, but this post leads me to believe that it’ll be a “Come early, or you’re screwed, regardless on if you had a reservation or not.”

    • willytbk

      as long as you already reserved and it is confirmed, your item will be safe under your name but you must be there at the store based on your reservation time.

  • ravinigga

    Wow free food and drinks. If it’s sold am still happy how apple customers treat.

  • xxFoxtail

    So I missed being able to reserve it online since I’m still on the fence about getting one. They’ll have extra stock in store for people who didn’t reserve if I decide to go?