We told you yesterday that Apple was allowing customers to order the iPhone 5S online, and then pick it up at their local Apple Store. Well, we hope you took advantage of it then, because as of this morning it is no longer an option.
However, multiple readers have noticed that the in-store pickup option has disappeared from both Apple’s Online Store and its Apple Store mobile app. It is currently unclear as to why Apple pulled the functionality after just one day. Perhaps the option will appear and disappear based on current availability levels, but it is unlikely that supply of the iPhone 5s could have shifted enough between yesterday and today for the feature to be pulled for that reason.
Apple’s colorful “budget” model, the iPhone 5C, is however still showing the option to check in-store pickup availability.