How to Find an iPhone 5s

Updated December 18th, 2015.

UPDATE (November 5th, 2013): Apple’s legal department has asked that the Apple-Tracker website be shut down as it violates terms of use of the website. So now it’s gone. Too bad– it was rather handy. Thanks, Apple-Tracker.

Looking for an iPhone 5s?

Of course you are.

And are you discovering that the iPhone 5s is in short supply?

Of course you are.

And are you wishing there was a way to check the inventory of every Apple Store near you, with a minimum of effort?

Of course you are. So am I. Fortunately, there’s a website called which makes searching for an iPhone 5s a quick and easy operation. Go to the site, tell them which model you want, enter your zip code, and let them search every Apple Store near you. With one click you’ll get something like this:


You can check back every so often, or you can sign up to be emailed when the iPhone 5s you want is available. does its magic by consolidating searches that you could do one at a time (but why would you– is so much easier). The information is public and it’s up to the minute and it’s presented quickly and simply. Hard to figure out how it could be better.

UPDATE: they made it better. can help you look for the iPad Air and the iPad mini Retina display too. You can’t buy either device until Friday November 1st, 2013, but with you’ll be ready. See below.

You can also find the iPhone 5s at Radio Shack, and at Best Buy, and at AT&T, and at Verizon, and at Sprint, and at T-Mobile, among other places, but by far the easiest way to find one is with Check it out.

Joyce K. wins the Coffee Cup for inspiring this blog post. Congratulations, Joyce.

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