As is the norm for Apple’s new iPhone releases each year, demand has quickly outstripped demand, making it quite difficult to find just the model you want. This usually means calling various Apple Stores and third-party retailers, growing more frustrated with each call.
Luckily, iStockNow has come to the rescue, making it easy to check iPhone 7 availability in your local Apple Stores. (Or in an Apple Store somewhere on the other side of the country, if that’s how you roll.)
iStockNow uses Google Maps to visualize the real-time status of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus availability at Apple Stores in the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K., likely based on Apple’s reservation system backend.
The iStockNow website offers users the ability to filter their search by iPhone 7/7 Plus, color, storage capacity, location, and wireless carrier. A map is then displayed, showing availability. Apple Store locations with stock matching the selected criteria show on the map with a green marker, stores that are out of stock for that model show a red marker. Clicking on a marker opens a displays a model-by-model listing of availability, and also displays the time the stock information was last updated.
iPhone 7 Plus stock is still in short supply across the nation, and forget about finding a Jet Black Plus at any Apple Store in the U.S. The iPhone 7 is showing up as available in most parts of the country.