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Report: Apple Stores are having problems with iPhone and Apple Watch pickups worldwide

According to MacRumors readers and social media users around the world, Apple Stores have been having technical issues with completing in-store pickup orders for customers. People with reservations for iPhone and Apple Watch devices have been told to cancel their reservations and buy instead from the store’s walk-in stock, according to the report.

The issue seems to be something to do with Apple’s point-of-sale system. Some reports say that there’s a complete crash on the system — meaning that the Apple stores are effectively out of business — while other reports say that it’s just pre-orders and orders through the iPhone Upgrade program that are affected.

Pictures of lines of customers at Apple Stores have been posted on social media, although it’s obviously difficult to tell if those are just the customary iPhone lines, or people who are being forced to wait by the system issue.

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Separately, Apple also sent out emails to some customers with iPhone reservations this morning, saying that their orders were being delayed by a “logistical” issue. Apple has not made any statement regarding the scale of the issues and what affected customers should do. If you have an iPhone or Apple Watch reservation that you were planning on picking up this evening, your only course of action at this point appears to be to call the physical store and see what they suggest.

Spire’s Wearable Health Tags Now Available in Apple Retail Stores

Spire, a company that makes small Health Tags that are designed to clip on to your clothing, is now selling its products in Apple retail stores.

The Spire Health Tag, available as a single tag for $50, a 3-pack for $129, or an 8-pack for &#3…

Apple Stores in Canada Accepting iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Reservations, Launch Day Pickup Still a Possibility

If you live in Canada and haven’t pre-ordered an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max yet, you might still be able to score one on launch day.

Apple has activated its Reserve and Pickup system in Canada, allowing customers to place an in-store pickup reserv…

Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of “Gather Round” Event

The online Apple Store is down ahead of the new iPhone and Apple Watch announcements at today’s “Gather Round” event.Read More…

Apple Online Store goes offline ahead of “Gather round” iPhone event

The Apple Online Store just went down ahead of the scheduled “Gather round” event that will make Apple’s latest iPhone lineup for 2018 official.