Learn how to reserve an iPhone 6s for in store pickup, where you can pay full price or buy with the Apple iPhone Upgrade Plan that includes AppleCare+.
The iPhone 6s release date is September 25th and there is still an opportunity to reserve an iPhone 6s for in store pickup on release day. We are seeing some colors and models of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sell out for pickup on September 25th, but there are still plenty of options, especially if you live near multiple Apple Stores.
The iPhone 6s pre-orders started on September 12th at 12:01 AM Pacific, but as of Saturday at Noon Eastern there are still many Apple Stores accepting reservations for the new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, even though the options are somewhat limited.
Start your iPhone 6s reservation.
Follow these steps to reserve an iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone 6s for in Store pickup on September 25th. If you plan to go to an Apple Store on the release date you should consider this option as there are traditionally very long lines for users without a reservation.
You can reserve an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus for in-store pickup online without the need to enter your payment information at this time. You will need a valid credit card and two forms of identification when you pick up the iPhone.
Head to the iPhone 6s Reservation Page on Apple. Here you can select your state and your store. Once you start this process, make sure you go fast, as the inventory can change as you go through the process.
Pick your location and Apple Store.
You need your Apple ID and password for this process. You can complete this on a computer, iPhone or iPad — but you cannot do it inside the Apple Store App.
Select your state and your preferred store. You will then see the options available for in store pickup. Many stores no longer offer a pickup at 8 AM on release day, but we found multiple stores still accepting iPhone 6s reservations for in store pickup for the rose gold iPhone 6s and other models.
After you select that information you can continue and sign in with your Apple ID and password. On this next screen you need to confirm how many iPhones you want to pick up and a check in time. You need to be at the Apple Store you choose at this time or your iPhone may be sold to someone else.
See the iPhone 6s in store pickup times available.
When you are sure that everything is correct on the screen you need to click on Confirm Reservation to confirm the reservation with Apple.
Roughly 10-minutes after you complete the process of reserving the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus for in-store pickup you should receive an email confirmation. If you don’t see it look for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t get this but you have a screenshot of your confirmation page, taken by holding the home and power button at the same time, and show up on time you should be good.
Confirm your iPhone 6s reservation and save a record in case you don’t get an email confirmation.
If you arrive and don’t want to use the Apple iPhone Upgrade Plan you can choose to pay full price at the Apple Store.
Check out the biggest changes from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 6 in the slides below as you prepare for your new iPhone.
iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6: What’s New
3D Touch Display
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The new 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus makes a plethora of features possible, some of which we will break out into sections.
In short the new iPhone 6s display is the same size and resolution as the iPhone 6 display, but it can now tell the difference between a tap, a press and a deeper press. This allows users to call up secondary actions in many apps and on the home screen as well as in games.
The video above shows the new 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Even though the iPhone 6s display looks very similar to the iPhone 6 and both phones run iOS 9, you cannot use these new features on the old iPhone because the technology is not there.
3D Touch display actions work on the home screen, in Apple apps and in third-party apps.