If you're trying to get a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, we know you've been struggling to find one, and we're here to help. With Apple's preorder numbers topping 4 million in the first 24 hours, it was nearly impossible to get one during the first wave.
So, if you missed the preorder window and don't feel like ordering one online now and waiting, you can use a couple of handy tracking tools to find out when iPhone 6 models are in stock at stores in your area.
iDeviceChecker, from developer Simon Schabel, shows you a real-time map of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus availability at stores like Apple, Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Walmart, as well as carrier stores.
Enter the iPhone model you're looking for at the top of the page, as well as the color, storage, and carrier. If there are no stores with stock for your search, you can enter your zip code and email address to get a notification when a store within a 30 mile radius from your location has fresh inventory.
In case you only want to search Apple stores for iPhone 6 models, iPhone 6 Tracker is the site for you, where you can receive updates automatically when one pops up locally.
By entering information such as the model iPhone you want to track, your carrier, and your zip code, you can get notified via email or phone as soon as one is available for pickup at any of the three closest Apple Stores to your location.
iPhone 6 Tracker periodically scrapes the Apple Store site looking for available iPhone models so you don't have to. Just enter in your info, sit back, and wait to run to an Apple Store.
Let us know if the tool made tracking down an iPhone easier for you, and when you finally pick one up, be sure to check out all our tips and tricks for your new device.
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