A number of retailers across the United States, including Apple, will be selling the phones in-store on launch day, September 25, for those of you that didn't order ahead.
Keep in mind that supply will vary from store to store, with some locations expecting enough devices to handle customers without reservations, while other stores will only be able to service those who ordered ahead of time. You may want to reach out to your local stores to confirm details prior to launch.
If you need more information on the actual process and pricing of buying a new iPhone, be sure to check out our guide.
Where to find buy an iPhone in-store
Apple has closed its pickup reservations for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, so if you want one from an Apple Store on launch day, you'll need to get in line. Apple Stores will open at 8:00 a.m. local time, with lineups at some stores beginning as early as 12:00 a.m. Stores should have models of both the 6s and 6s Plus available in various colors and storage sizes, though exact availability will depend on your store.
In the store, you'll have a number of purchasing options. In addition to buying an unlocked phone for its full up front price, buying on contract (depending on the carrier), or on a carrier installment plan, you'll also be able to lease a phone from Apple using the new iPhone Upgrade Program. You can find out more about the iPhone Upgrade Program by reading our FAQ.
Best Buy will open its doors on Friday at 8:00 a.m. local time, just like the Apple Stores. Lines will start forming earlier depending on your local store. Like Apple, Best Buy will not guarantee stock for those without a reservation, but they will sell any non-reserved phones available.
Best Buy will sell the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus on contract for both Verizon and Sprint, with prices ranging from $199 to $499 depending on the model. Phones for AT&T are now sold with an AT&T Next installment plan, which start at $21.67 per month for the iPhone 6s with 16GB of storage.
Just like Apple, Best Buy, and most carrier stores, Target retail locations will open at 8:00 a.m. Some Target locations will have at least some stock for those without a reservation, though many stores will only have enough to fill their pre-orders.
Target will be selling phones on contract for Sprint and Verizon, while phones for Verizon will also be available on upgrade plans, alongside those for AT&T. If you're planning on heading to Target for your phone, call ahead and make sure that your local store handles phone sales at all, as not all Target locations do.
Verizon stores will open at 8:00 a.m. local time. In-store stock will be limited to those walking in, rather than for pre-orders, so you may have some luck in securing an iPhone. Some Verizon locations will utilize a ticketing system for addressing customers as they arrive.
If you're on a contract with Verizon, you'll still be able to purchase your new iPhone on that contract. However, if you're a new customer, you'll need to sign up for Verizon's new installment plans or pay the full price of your phone up front.
As with most other carriers, AT&T will open stores at 8:00 a.m., with some stock expected to be available. Larger stores will allow customers to walk in and purchase an iPhone on a first-come, first-served basis, while smaller AT&T stores expect to have limited stock, with some limited only to those who pre-ordered a phone.
AT&T gives you a number of options for purchasing a new iPhone. You can choose from the carrier's Next 24, 18, or 12 installment plans, or a traditional two-year contract. You'll also have the option to pay the whole cost of the phone up front.
Unlike other carriers and retailers, only participating T-Mobile stores will open at 8:00 a.m., so you'll want to call your local store to make sure. The carrier is expecting limited in-store stock for customers without pre-orders.
T-Mobile, unlike the other carriers, no longer offers a contract with new phones. Instead, you'll either pay the full cost of the phone, or pay in monthly installments, paying some up front depending on the storage capacity of your phone.
As with most other retailers and carriers, Sprint will be opening its stores at 8:00 a.m. In-store stock will be limited to those without a reservation or pre-order, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Additionally, Radioshack stores, which only sell iPhones through Sprint, will also be selling the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. However, stock may be limited in several locations.
In addition to a two year contract, Sprint will also offer installment plans, through the carrier's iPhone Forever program. Of course, Sprint will also allow you to purchase your phone for at full price.