Did you want to get an iPhone 5 on Friday, only to find out that they’d been sold out? Word is that Apple will start taking personal pickup orders starting at 10pm tonight. You’ll have another chance soon.
Starting at 10 p.m., you’ll be able to just load up the Apple Store app on your iPhone, iPad, or online store, check your local store and if there are any iPhones available, purchase them for in-store pickup the following day. If you don’t pick up your iPhone 5 in twenty-four hours, your money will be refunded. If there are no iPhone 5s near you available for personal pickup, try again the next day.
With shipping dates having slid to mid-October for individuals ordering the iPhone 5 off of Apple.com, this is going to be the best way to get a device immediately. In fact, this is how I got my iPhone 4S last year around the busy Christmas season, so I can vouch it works. Get ready and download the app now.
Source: Apple Insider.