If you’re still looking for an iPhone 5s, you have an ally in the battle to find your new precious. A handy little web scraping tool developed by @tikotzky can tell you if any of your local stores have the model iPhone 5s you’re looking for in stock.
The simple web app scrapes data from store.apple.com for the most up-to-date info on local pick-up options. Use the drop downs to select the color and carrier you want, press submit and viola! A chart of green and red squares indicate whether a store has stock of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB units in the color of your choice.
So, head on over to the iPhone 5s stock-check app and see if your future precious is in stock near you. Just one quick tip, if you see what you want in stock, do NOT hop in your car and head to the store, the iPhone will most likely be gone by the time you get there. Instead head to the online Apple Store and hit their ordering system, and set the phone for in-store pickup. Then you can be assured it’ll be there when you arrive at the store.