Earlier this week, Apple started its Personal Pickup service that allowed its customers to order iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C via online store or the App Store app and pick it up at the nearest retail store. One day later, the service was pulled off for iPhone 5S without mentioning the reason. A new rumor suggests that Apple will begin the personal pickup service for iPhone 5S starting Monday, 30th September.
We can make several reasons why Apple might have taken such a step: it could be due to the supply constraints that the company faced during the initial launch. Apple iPhone 5S was available in limited quantities and almost every Apple store. Even the shipment dates from online store jumped from 1-2 business days to October within hours, with the gold iPhone 5S being the most popular one.
There is no doubt that Personal Pickup service can come in handy, so that you do not have to wait in queues to get your iPhone. According to 9to5Mac sources, Personal Pickup service is expected to resume from September 30th. The sources also mentioned that Apple will adopt the “queue card” system for walk-in customers until the demand for the refreshed iPhone 5S is back to normal.
The iPhone 5S has been replaced by the iPhone SE, have a look at our comparison of the iPhone 5S vs iPhone SE.