Apple reportedly cutting iPhone 5S wait times with in-store pickup
Earlier this week, Apple briefly allowed internet shoppers to reserve the iPhone 5S for in-store pickup, but the company pulled the option after just one day. Thankfully it seems the reservation system is coming back, and soon; 9to5Mac reports that Apple is preparing to start taking web reservations this week — perhaps as soon as Monday. Customers can choose their preferred color, carrier, and storage capacity, and Apple's online store will reveal which local stores (if any) have each configuration in stock. Demand for the flagship iPhone has so far outpaced supply by a wide margin, particularly when it comes to the new gold model. And even with the reinstated reservation system, you may have a tough time securing the iPhone 5S you're after. But at least you'll be able to avoid the lines. Apple on Monday reported that it sold 9 million iPhones in the first weekend of availability for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5S.