Good news for would-be iPhone 6 owners. It appears that mobile maker Apple will be allowing consumers to choose a "Personal Pickup" option when they pre-order their iPhone units. This means that when the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus hits stores on September 19, buyers will be able to personally get their pre-ordered phones instead of waiting for the devices to be delivered to their houses.
As can be seen in the phone manufacturing giant's iPhone web page, Apple is indeed telling consumers that they can either have their new iPhones "shipped to you for free, or pick it up in store."
As reported by 9to5Mac, a number of authorized retail stores and an online chat representative have confirmed this, with the latter further clarifying that pickup options are available at several retail stores as long as supplies last.
It should be noted that Apple did not offer pre-ordering options for the previous iPhone versions, the iPhone 5S and 5C, much less provide pickup options when they were released a year ago.
However, they did allow pre-orders as well as pickup options (on launch day) when the company rolled out the iPhone 4 back in 2010. At that time, Apple had the customers form two separate queues -- one for those who wanted to buy the device right there and then (walk in buyers), and another for those who pre-ordered their phones and came to pick them up. With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus launch, it is quite possible that a similar setup will be adopted.
The pre-order opening time of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will commence at 12:01 AM Pacific Time tonight. Both devices will become available in retail stores everywhere on September 19th of this year.
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