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iPhone 7 Release Date in Apple Stores Today Sept. 16: Availability of 7 Plus 'Jet Black' Edition – Sold Out, Ships in November

First Posted: Sep 16, 2016 09:42 AM EDT
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iPhone 7 (Photo : Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Fans have been lined up outside of Apple stores for the iPhone 7 release today Friday Sept. 16. With all the pre-orders at the time of its launch, there is only a limited amount left in stock and jet black models are already sold out.

The iPhone 7 Plus is also sold out mainly because of its dual lens camera which are reportedly hard to manufacture. No worries, the iPhone 7 is cheaper than the iPhone 7 Plus and most people probably already pre-ordered the larger version.

iPhone 7 in
(Photo : Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: An Apple iPhone 7 in Jet Black finish is seen during a launch event on September 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. unveiled the latest iterations of its smart phone, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 2, as well as AirPods, the tech giant's first wireless headphones.

Although the iPhone 7 is in short supply this year, it may prompt buyers to make their pre-orders and ditch the big line outside of Apple and other retailers in the future. Will there be an iPhone 8 launch in 2017?

“We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world,” Apple said in a statement.

iPhone 7 models in silver, gold, rose gold, and black will be available in stores on Friday. Walk-in customers cannot get the jet black iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus because it sold out during the pre-order process but there is still hope.

“Availability at partner locations for all finishes may vary and we recommend checking directly with them,” the statement continued.

There is luck that maybe a partner will have a few iPhone 7 Plus models and the iPhone 7 in jet black left. Fingers crossed.

iPhone 7 Pricing

AirPods Extra Cost

Users can make separate purchases of the wireless AirPods which includes the Lightning Connector to USB connector as well as the charging case for $159. The equipment is sold separately and will not come with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Prices

The iPhone 7 starts at $649 while the iPhone 7 Plus has a starting price of $769. Both models are available in 32GB, 128GB and 25GB of internal storage and they are purchasable online through the following carriers as well - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

"Jet Black" Sold Out - Ships November

The Apple website however shows that the shipping for the devices varies by version. For instance, the iPhone 7 Plus "Jet Black" edition will ship in November while other versions can take between 2 to 3 weeks to ship.

The iPhone 7 Plus 'Jet Black' versio purchased online will ship in November of 2016
(Photo : Apple.com Snapshot)

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Pre-Orders

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders were available starting Sept. 9. If you are one of the customers who put in a pre-order, expect to see your model shipped to you on Friday Sept. 16. There should be no delays in your shipment process.

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