Sad news for anyone hoping to go to their local Apple Store and pick up an iPhone 7 Plus or an iPhone 7 Jet Black model. They have completely sold out, and will not be available at Apple retail stores.
Apple told TechCrunch:
We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world.
Beginning Friday, limited quantities of iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold, and black will be available for walk-in customers at Apple retail stores. During the online pre-order period, initial quantities of iPhone 7 Plus in all finishes and iPhone 7 in jet black sold out and will not be available for walk-in customers. Availability at partner locations for all finishes may vary and we recommend checking directly with them.
Customers can continue to order all models in all colors on apple.com. We sincerely appreciate our customers’ patience as we work hard to get the new iPhone into the hands of everyone who wants one as quickly as possible.
If you were planning on grabbing one from your carrier’s local store, you MIGHT have a chance, but don’t hold your breath, or you’ll turn bluer than the dark blue iPhone 7 model that was much-rumored during the summer months. Apple usually takes care of its own stores first, so if they’ve run out, it isn’t likely your carrier has fared any better.