Now that Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone 5s is more or less sold out in stores, what’s the easiest way to get one? Online ordering was always an option if you wanted your new handset shipped directly to you. On Monday, Apple will reportedly be adding the in-store Personal Pickup option for new iPhone orders.
I heard this directly from an Apple Store employee on Sunday morning at my local store. She confirmed that every iPhone 5s the store received was sold, save for the display models, of course. I explained that I ordered one online on early Friday morning just 30 minutes after availability: At that time, there was already a 7-10 day wait for shipping with an estimated delivery date of October 8 to 11. That’s when she mentioned the Personal Pickup option.
She wouldn’t confirm when any new iPhone 5s stock would arrive in-store but did tell me that…
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