Just before the holiday shopping season kicks off Apple has launched their Apple Store Pickup service in the UK.
The Apple Store Pickup service is designed to let you place an order online and then you can go and pickup you order from your local Apple Store.
The majority of the orders can be picked up within an hour, although some devices that the store may not have in stock can take a little longer, these are sent to the store for you to pickup later on.
You can now check the availability of devices in your local Apple Store and then order them online and pick them up at your local store when they are ready. When your order is ready for collection, Apple will let you know via email.
If you are unable to pick up your order yourself, you can choose someone else to do it for you, they will need to be nominated when you place your order and then provide a photo ID in the Apple store.
The feature has now been added to Apple’s online store in the UK and you can check availability in stores near you before you decide to buy a particular device, you can find out more details over at Apple at the link below.