Pre-orders for the iPhone 6 will start at 12:01 a.m. PDT and will be available to purchase in Apple Stores on Sept. 19th, 2014, but what isn’t widely known is that it looks like Apple is kicking off Personal Pickup availability starting with preorders as well. This means that you’ll be able to preorder an iPhone 6 and select a store in your area and pick it up on launch day….
We’ve independently confirmed this news with several Apple Stores and Apple’s online chat. The option to pickup an iPhone in store will be available during the checkout process and Apple will have a second line for Personal Pickup at each store on Sept. 19, 2014. This should lessen the preorder and launch day chaos for consumers.
We expect the option for Personal Pickup to become unavailable soon after preorders begin until stock replenishes for each store. Hopefully with the preorder options and store availability, this year’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch will be a smooth one.