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New website instantly checks nearby Apple Stores for available iPhone 5s stock

iPhone 5s Inventory Checker

With 9 million people around the world already having bought new iPhones by the end of their debut weekend, one might think supply would now be catching up to demand. That’s not the case, however, and people are still lining up around the country to buy Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The plastic 5c is very easy to get all over the U.S. but where the flagship 5s is concerned, Apple still can’t build and ship them fast enough. Now that Apple has made in-store pickups available to customers again, a new website created by developer Mordy Tikotzky makes it unbelievably simple to check all nearby Apple Stores for available iPhone 5s stock.

Dubbed simply “iPhone Check,” the site is incredibly easy to use. Simply enter your zip code and select an iPhone 5s color and carrier. Then click submit and the site will return results from the 20 closest Apple Stores in a grid. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB stock will be indicated by a green check box while depleted inventory will be shown by red “X” box.

Here’s a search in Manhattan for silver iPhone 5s models from Verizon:

And here is another search for gold AT&T iPhone 5s models in and around New York City:

The latter is still impossible to come by at Apple Stores, as can be seen above, but the silver model appears to finally be finding its way to U.S. shores.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.