Ever since the iPhone 5S came out two weeks ago it’s been nearly impossible to find. Stores sold out of the new high-end iPhone that same day, new shipments since then sell out almost as soon as they arrive, and online orders say not to expect the phone for a least a couple more weeks (or possibly months if you’re looking for the gold 5S). The online Apple Store isn’t even giving a date for when you can expect you’re iPhone to be delivered, saying the very general “October” as opposed to the usual, more specific 1-2 days or 2-3 weeks. These things are really hard to find.
Developer Mordy Tikotzky has a solution. He created a website called iPhone-Check that let’s you quickly and easily see if you’re local Apple Store has it in stock. And while many other places sell the 5S, Apple Stores usually are the ones that get the most stock in. All you have to do is enter your zip code, pick what color and carrier you want. That’s it. You’ll then see a list of the nearby Apple Stores with green checks of the sizes they have in stock and red Xs for the ones they don’t.
These phones are selling out really quickly so wherever you plan on going to we still recommend calling ahead to make sure they have it (or to see if they can possibly put one aside for you), but this is great, quick and easy way to find Apple Stores with the iPhone 5S in stock.
But good luck trying to find that gold one, no one seems to be able to keep any of them in stock.