Apple will reportedly be allowing in-store Personal Pickup of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus preorders this year. When you place your preorder, just select the store you wish to pick it up at, and pick it up at that store on launch day, September 19th.
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.
The big day is coming. Pre-order iPhone 6 and have it shipped to you for free, or pick it up in store. You can also buy at the Apple Retail Store beginning at 8:00 a.m. on September 19.*
An Apple representative also confirmed as much to 9to5Mac:
“In regards to store pickup, there will be options available for that at most stores, which will be indicated at the time of your order. The option will exist while supplies last.”
Apple didn’t allow Personal Pickup of the iPhone 5s last year until three days following the official release date.
Personal Pickup will likely only last until all pre-orders are sold out, so move quickly at 12:01AM Pacific Time on Friday if you’re planning on preordering and picking it up in-store. Good luck!