Apple has stopped accepting in-store pick-up reservations for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro in the United Kingdom ahead of the official release of the devices next week on Friday, September 20th.
A new roadblock on Apple’s Reserve and Pick Up web page is showing the message “We’re not taking reservations to buy iPhone right now.”, suggesting customers visit an Apple Store beginning at 08:00 on Friday, 20 September 2019, or shop online now and select another purchase option, such as at-home delivery.
Apple.com notes iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro reservations will resume on Saturday, September 21st at 6:00am BST. The new line of iPhone hardware remains available to order for delivery, although shipping estimates for some models are now slipping into October.
The update signals Apple has run out of the initial iPhone inventory it had set aside for customers in the United Kingdom wishing to collect their new devices in-store. When reservations resume next Saturday, Apple will re-enable the ability for in-store collections, though the first slots for reservations may not be until late September/early October, matching current iPhone delivery estimates.
Unlike regular in-store pickups, the Reserve and Pickup system allows customers to order a device to their chosen Apple Store and only pay upon collection. Currently, both types of pick-up are unavailable in the United Kingdom.