iPhone Availability 09/23/2016 (Evening)

Availability for the iPhone 7 Plus from AT&T has vastly improved. There are a few models that are now available.

iPhone 7

  • Sprint – Jet Black 256GB has slipped from 10/28 to ‘November’.
  • T-Mobile – Gold 32GB has slipped from 10/25 to ‘November’.
  • T-Mobile – Silver 32GB has slipped from 10/25 to ‘November’.
  • T-Mobile – Silver 256GB has slipped from 10/10 to 10/25.

iPhone 7 Plus

  • AT&T – Rose Gold 32GB has improved from 10/21 to 10/7.
  • AT&T – Rose Gold 128GB has improved from ‘November’ to 9/30.
  • AT&T – Rose Gold 256GB has improved from ‘November’ to 9/30.
  • AT&T – Gold 32GB has improved from 10/21 to 9/30.
  • AT&T – Gold 128GB has improved from 10/21 to 9/30.
  • AT&T – Gold 256GB has improved from 10/21 to ‘Available’.
  • AT&T – Silver 32GB has improved from ‘November’ to 10/7.
  • AT&T – Silver 128GB has improved from 10/28 to 9/30.
  • AT&T – Silver 256GB has improved from 10/21 to ‘Available’.
  • AT&T – Black 32GB has improved from ‘November’ to 9/30.
  • AT&T – Black 128GB has improved from ‘November’ to ‘Available’.
  • AT&T – Black 256GB has improved from ‘November’ to ‘Available’.
  • AT&T – Jet Black 128GB has improved from ‘December’ to ‘November’.
  • AT&T – Jet Black 256GB has improved from ‘December’ to ‘November’.
iPhone 7
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Black 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Black 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
iPhone 7 Plus
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Silver 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Black 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Jet Black November November
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Silver 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Black 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Silver 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Black 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Silver 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Black 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Jet Black November November

iPhone 7 – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/7 – 10/14 9/30 – 10/7 9/30 – 10/7
Gold 9/30 – 10/7 9/30 – 10/7 9/26 – 9/28
Silver 10/7 – 10/14 9/30 – 10/7 9/26 – 9/28
Black 9/30 – 10/7 9/26 – 9/28 9/26 – 9/28
Jet Black 11/4 – 11/11 11/4 – 11/11
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/8 – 10/15 10/1 – 10/8 10/10 – 10/17
Gold 10/1 – 10/8 10/7 – 10/14 9/29 – 10/6
Silver 9/27 – 10/12 Available Now Available Now
Black 10/11 – 10/24 Available Now Available Now
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/11 – 10/24 9/27 – 10/06 9/27 – 10/06
Gold 10/11 – 10/24 9/29 – 10/6 9/29 – 10/6
Silver 10/25 – 11/11 9/29 – 10/6 9/29 – 10/6
Black 10/25 – 11/11 9/29 – 10/6 9/29 – 10/6
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 10/12 10/5
Gold 10/19 10/12 9/28
Silver 10/19 10/12 9/28
Black 10/19 Available Available
Jet Black 10/26 10/12
iPhone 7 Plus – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/7 – 10/14 9/30 – 10/7 9/30 – 10/7
Gold 9/30 – 10/7 9/30 – 10/7 9/26 – 9/28
Silver 10/7 – 10/14 9/30 – 10/7 Available
Black 9/30 – 10/7 9/26 – 9/28 9/26 – 9/28
Jet Black November November
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/26 – 11/3 November 10/16 – 10/30
Gold 10/12 – 10/26 10/27 – 11/3 10/16 – 10/30
Silver November 10/27 – 11/3 10/16 – 10/30
Black November November 10/16 – 10/30
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold November November 10/25 – 11/11
Gold November 10/25 – 11/11 10/11 – 10/24
Silver November 10/25 – 11/11 10/25 – 11/11
Black November November 10/18 – 11/1
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 11/2 11/16 11/2
Gold 11/2 11/9 10/19
Silver 11/2 11/9 10/19
Black 11/9 11/23 10/26
Jet Black November November
 

iPhone Availability 09/23/2016 (Evening)

There have been a few changes to iPhone availability. Most of the changes have been slipped a bit. All iPhone 7 Plus models from Apple have slipped a week from 2 to 3 weeks to 3 to 4 weeks.

iPhone 7

  • AT&T – Silver 32GB has slipped from 9/26 to 10/7.
  • Sprint – Gold 128GB has slipped from ‘Available’ to 10/7.
  • Sprint – Rose Gold 256GB has gone from ‘Available’ to 10/10.
  • Sprint – Gold 256GB has gone from ‘Available’ to 9/29.
  • Verizon – Gold 32GB has slipped a week from 10/12 to 10/19.
  • Verizon – Black 32GB has slipped a week from 10/12 to 10/19.
  • Verizon – Black 128GB has improved from 9/28 to Available.
  • Verizon – Jet Black 128GB has improved from 10/5 to 10/12.

iPhone 7 Plus

  • Sprint – Rose Gold 32GB has slipped a week from 10/19 to 10/26.
  • Sprint – Silver 32GB has slipped from 10/16 to ‘November’.
  • Sprint – Gold 128GB has slipped from 10/16 to 10/27.
  • Sprint – Silver 128GB has slipped from 10/16 to 10/27.
  • Sprint – Black 128GB has slipped from 10/23 to November.
  • Verizon – Rose Gold 32GB has slipped a week from 10/26 to 11/2.
  • Verizon – Gold 32GB has slipped a week from 10/26 to 11/2.
  • Verizon – Gold 128GB has slipped a week from 11/2 to 11/9.
  • Verizon – Black 32GB has slipped a week from 11/2 to 11/9.
  • Verizon – Black 128GB has slipped a week from 11/16 to 11/23.
iPhone 7
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Oct 7 – Oct 14
Gold 2-3 weeks Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Silver 2-3 weeks Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Black 2-3 weeks Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Gold 2-3 weeks Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Silver Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Black Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Gold Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Silver Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Black Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14 Oct 7 – Oct 14
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
iPhone 7 Plus
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Silver 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Black 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Jet Black November November
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Silver 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Black 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Silver 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Black 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Gold 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Silver 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Black 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks 3-4 weeks
Jet Black November November

iPhone 7 – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/7 – 10/14 9/30 – 10/7 9/30 – 10/7
Gold 9/30 – 10/7 9/30 – 10/7 9/26 – 9/26
Silver 10/7 – 10/14 9/30 – 10/7 9/26 – 9/28
Black 9/30 – 10/7 9/26 – 9/28 9/26 – 9/28
Jet Black 11/4 – 11/11 11/4 – 11/11
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/8 – 10/15 10/1 – 10/8 10/10 – 10/17
Gold 10/1 – 10/8 10/7 – 10/14 9/29 – 10/6
Silver 9/27 – 10/10 Available Now Available Now
Black 10/11 – 10/14 Available Now Available Now
Jet Black November 10/28 – 11/4
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/11 – 10/24 9/27 – 10/10 9/27 – 10/10
Gold 10/11 – 10/24 9/29 – 10/6 9/29 – 10/6
Silver 10/25 – 11/11 9/29 – 10/6 9/29 – 10/6
Black 10/25 – 11/11 9/29 – 10/6 9/29 – 10/6
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 10/12 10/5
Gold 10/19 10/12 9/28
Silver 10/19 10/12 9/28
Black 10/19 Available Available
Jet Black 10/26 10/12
iPhone 7 Plus – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/21 – 10/28 November 10/21 – 10/28
Gold 10/21 – 10/28 10/21 – 10/28 10/21 – 10/28
Silver November 10/28 – 11/4 10/21 – 10/28
Black November November 10/21 – 10/28
Jet Black December December
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/26 – 11/3 November 10/16 – 10/30
Gold 10/12 – 10/26 10/27 – 11/3 10/16 – 10/30
Silver November 10/27 – 11/3 10/16 – 10/30
Black November November 10/16 – 10/30
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold November November 10/25 – 11/11
Gold 10/25 – 11/11 10/25 – 11/11 10/11 – 10/24
Silver 10/25 – 11/11 10/25 – 11/11 10/10 – 10/24
Black November November 10/18 – 11/1
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 11/2 11/16 11/2
Gold 11/2 11/9 10/19
Silver 11/2 11/9 10/19
Black 11/9 11/23 10/26
Jet Black November November
 

Access Denied: Issues with Connecting to the Internet

I do not recall exactly when I bought my first AirPort Extreme base station. It was probably sometime around late 2009 or early 2010, when I moved into my house. I upgraded from the 5th generation and added a 6th generation model in 2014. Within the last week, with no change in configuration what-so-ever, I began receiving the follow error message when I tried to access usps.com.

Access Denied

You don’t have permission to access “http://www.xfinity.com/” on this server.
Reference #18.bda04968.1474239094.10f163b

Let me go through my Network Setup. I have a 5th Generation AirPort Extreme that is directly connected to my cable modem. Connected to this is a 5 port switch in my second bedroom/office. Connected to this is a 6th Generation AirPort Extreme. The two AirPort Extremes are connected via Bridge Mode, where the 6th Generation AirPort does not do any DHCP serving, but still provides services. I have three networks total, my standard 2.4GHz network, a 5GHz network and my Guest Network. To have bridged mode work as well as possible, you need to setup the same network on both AirPort Extremes, so that is what I setup.

At first I figured it might have been a temporary Comcast issue. I hardly ever need to go to the usps.com website, but there were a couple of packages that I wanted to track, and having to turn off wifi to do any tracking, while not the end of the world, was quite inconvenient.

I did the first set of maintenance that one does, I rebooted the cable modem as well as the 5th Generation AirPort Extreme. This did not fix anything, So the next step was to contact Comcast.

I contacted Comcast, and since it worked when directly connected via cable modem, there was not much else that they were able to do. As with most of their other things to test, they asked me to directly connect to the cable modem. When I connected directly to the cable modem, everything worked, so that clinched that it was something on my network.

I began doing some google searching, as one does, and I came across this thread on the Apple Discussion Forums.

I tried a couple of the things that they suggested in the thread. One of the suggestions was to make sure that “Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol” was enabled. That was already checked, so that was not the issue. Another suggestion was to disable the Guest Network. When I did this, it fixed the issue. While this worked, something told me that this was not the issue.

I did some more testing. I remembered that I had not yet rebooted my 6th Generation AirPort Extreme, so I rebooted this and there was no change. I switched the network names on the 6th Generation AirPort Extreme. When I did this everything worked fine. Yet, this is not how it is supposed to work. When I switched the names back to the original names, the original behavior returned.

Since I was back to square one, this is when I decided to use an suggestion from the Apple Discussion thread and decided to disable the Guest Network on the 6th Generation AirPort Extreme. After I disabled everything worked. I left the guest network disabled for 30 minutes, and re-enabled it again. When I double-checked everything, it continued to work.

I cannot explain what caused the contention between the two guest networks, but leaving one of them disabled seemed to fix the issue. I do not know if this is due to clearing out some cache, or some other issue. If that had not worked, my next step would have been to downgrade the firmware to the previous version and see if that fixed the issue.

I will admit that my network configuration is a non-standard one, but it seems to me that the two AirPort Extremes should be able to handle the communications without any issues. However, given the number of wireless networks in my area, it could easily be that they all got confused and needed to be reset. One of the suggestions from the Apple Discussions thread was that it could be an issue with ISP caching. Ultimately, this may still be the case, and it could just be that it is temporarily working and may stop working again in the future.

One of the things I also opted to do was to enable IPv6. When I did this, I noticed a horrendous slowdown in internet connectivity. After having it enabled for a couple of days, I ended up turning it off. The speed decreases were just too much to handle.

The thing to keep in mind is that no matter how good technology gets, it is still bound to have problems every once in a while.

 

iPhone Availability for 09/21/2016 (Evening)

Here is the iPhone Availability for this evening. The biggest changes are that most everything for T-Mobile, and Verizon have slipped. AT&T has improved in a couple of phones, but mostly held steady. Sprint has had one change overall.

iPhone 7

  • AT&T – Rose Gold 32GB has slipped from ‘Available’ to 10/12.
  • AT&T – Gold 32GB has slipped from ‘Available’ to 10/12.
  • AT&T – Silver 32GB has slipped from 9/26 to 10/5.
  • AT&T – Black 128GB has improved from 9/26 to ‘Available’.
  • AT&T – Black 256GB has improved from 9/26 to ‘Available’.
  • T-Mobile – Rose Gold 32GB has slipped from 9/29 to 10/11.
  • T-Mobile – Gold 32GB has slipped from 9/27 to 10/11.
  • T-Mobile – Gold 128GB has slipped a week from 9/22 to 9/29.
  • T-Mobile – Gold 256GB has slipped a week from 9/22 to 9/29.
  • T-Mobile – Silver 32GB has slipped three weeks from 10/03 to 10/25.
  • T-Mobile – Silver 128GB has slipped a week from 9/22 to 9/29.
  • T-Mobile – Silver 256GB has slipped a week from 9/22 to 9/29.
  • T-Mobile – Black 32GB has slipped two weeks from 10/11 to 10/26.
  • T-Mobile – Black 128GB has slipped a week from 9/22 to 9/29.
  • T-Mobile – Black 256GB has slipped a week from 9/22 to 9/29.
  • Verizon – Gold 32GB has slipped a week from 10/5 to 10/12.
  • Verizon – Silver 32GB has slipped a week from 10/12 to 10/19.
  • Verizon – Silver 128GB has slipped a week from 10/5 to 10/12.
  • Verizon – Silver 256GB has slipped a week from 9/23 to 9/28.
  • Verizon – Jet Black 128GB has slipped a week from 10/19 to 10/26.

iPhone 7 Plus

  • AT&T – Silver 32GB has slipped two weeks from 10/17 to ‘November’.
  • AT&T – Silver 128GB has slipped a week from 10/17 to 10/26.
  • AT&T – Black 128GB has slipped two weeks from 10/17 to ‘November’.
  • AT&T – Black 256GB has slipped two weeks from 10/17 to ‘November’.
  • Sprint – Black 32GB has slipped from 10/19 to November.
  • T-Mobile – Rose Gold 128GB has slipped three weeks from 10/10 to ‘November’.
  • T-Mobile – Rose Gold 256GB has slipped from 9/27 to 10/25.
  • T-Mobile – Gold 32GB has slipped from 9/27 to 10/25.
  • T-Mobile – Gold 128GB has slipped two weeks from 10/10 to 10/25.
  • T-Mobile – Gold 256GB has slipped from 9/27 to 10/11.
  • T-Mobile – Silver 32GB has slipped two weeks from 10/10 to 10/25.
  • T-Mobile – Silver 128GB has slipped two weeks from 10/10 to 10/25.
  • T-Mobile – Black 256GB has slipped from 10/3 to 10/18.
  • Verizon – Rose Gold 32GB has slipped two weeks from 10/12 to 10/26.
  • Verizon – Silver 32GB has slipped three weeks from 10/12 to 11/2.
  • Verizon – Silver 128GB has slipped a week from 11/2 to 11/9.
  • Verizon – Black 128GB has slipped a week from 11/9 to 11/16.
iPhone 7
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Oct 5 – Oct 12
Gold 2-3 weeks Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Silver 2-3 weeks Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Black 2-3 weeks Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Gold 2-3 weeks Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Silver Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Black Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Gold Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Silver Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Black Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12 Oct 5 – Oct 12
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
iPhone 7 Plus
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November

iPhone 7 – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/5 – 10/12 9/28 – 10/5 9/28 – 10/5
Gold 9/28 – 10/5 9/28 – 10/5 9/22 – 9/26
Silver 9/26 – 10/3 9/28 – 10/5 9/22 – 9/26
Black 9/28 – 10/5 9/22 – 9/26 9/22 – 9/26
Jet Black 11/2 – 11/9 11/2 – 11/9
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/8 – 10/15 10/1 – 10/8 Available Now
Gold 10/1 – 10/8 Available Now Available Now
Silver 9/27 – 10/10 Available Now Available Now
Black 10/11 – 10/14 Available Now Available Now
Jet Black November 10/28 – 11/4
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/11 – 10/24 9/27 – 10/10 9/22 – 10/10
Gold 10/11 – 10/24 9/29 – 10/6 9/29 – 10/6
Silver 10/25 – 11/11 9/29 – 10/6 9/29 – 10/6
Black 10/25 – 11/11 9/29 – 10/6 9/29 – 10/6
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 10/12 10/5
Gold 10/12 10/12 9/28
Silver 10/19 10/12 9/28
Black 10/12 9/28 Available
Jet Black 10/26 10/5
iPhone 7 Plus – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/19 – 10/26 November 10/19 – 10/26
Gold 10/19 – 10/26 10/19 – 10/26 10/19 – 10/26
Silver November 10/26 – 11/2 10/19 – 10/26
Black November November 10/19 – 10/26
Jet Black December December
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/19 – 10/26 November 10/16 – 10/30
Gold 10/12 – 10/26 10/16 – 10/30 10/16 – 10/30
Silver 10/16 – 10/30 10/16 – 10/30 10/16 – 10/30
Black November 10/23 – 11/6 10/16 – 10/30
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold November November 10/25 – 11/11
Gold 10/25 – 11/11 10/25 – 11/11 10/11 – 10/24
Silver 10/25 – 11/11 10/25 – 11/11 10/10 – 10/24
Black November November 10/18 – 11/1
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/26 11/16 11/2
Gold 10/26 11/2 10/19
Silver 11/2 11/9 10/19
Black 11/2 11/16 10/26
Jet Black November November
 

iPhone Availability for 09/19/16 (Evening)

Here is the availability for the evening of 09/19/2016. The biggest change has been Verizon where times have slipped at least a week, but upwards of three weeks

iPhone 7

  • Apple – Most of the iPhones that were ‘1 to 2 weeks’ are now 7 – 10 business days. T-Mobile is still 2-3 weeks for every model.
  • Sprint – 32GB Rose Gold has gone from ‘Available’ to 10/8.
  • Sprint – 32GB Gold has gone from ‘Available’ to 10/1.
  • Verizon – 32GB Rose Gold has slipped a week from 10/5 to 10/12.
  • Verizon – 128GB Rose Gold has slipped a week from 10/5 to 10/12.
  • Verizon – 128GB Gold has slipped a week from 10/5 to 10/12.

iPhone 7 Plus

  • Sprint – 32GB Rose Gold has slipped a week from 10/12 to 10/19.
  • Sprint – 128GB Black has slipped from 10/10 to 10/23.
  • Sprint – 256GB Black has slipped a few weeks from 9/23 to 10/16.
  • T-Mobile – 128GB Gold has slipped about a week from 10/4 to 10/10.
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Black has improved from 10/16 to 10/3.
  • Verizon – 32GB Gold has slipped three weeks from 10/5 to 10/26.
  • Verizon – 32GB Silver has slipped two weeks from 10/12 to 10/26.
  • Verizon – 32GB Black has slipped a week from 10/26 to 11/2.
  • Verizon – 128GB Rose Gold has slipped two weeks from 11/2 to 11/16.
  • Verizon – 128GB Gold has slipped a week from 10/26 to 11/2.
  • Verizon – 128GB Silver has slipped a week from 10/26 to 11/2.
  • Verizon – 128GB Black has slipped two weeks from 10/26 to 11/9.
  • Verizon – 256GB Gold has slipped a week from 10/12 to 10/19.
iPhone 7
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Oct 3 – Oct 10
Gold 2-3 weeks Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Silver 2-3 weeks Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Black 2-3 weeks Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Gold 2-3 weeks Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Silver Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Black Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Gold Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Silver Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Black Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10 Oct 3 – Oct 10
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
iPhone 7 Plus
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November

iPhone 7 – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 9/20 – 9/22 9/26 – 10/3 9/26 – 10/3
Gold 9/20 – 9/22 9/26 – 10/3 9/20 – 9/22
Silver 9/26 – 10/3 9/26 – 10/3 9/20 – 9/22
Black 9/26 – 10/3 9/26 – 10/3 9/26 – 10/3
Jet Black 10/31 – 11/7 10/31 – 11/7
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/8 – 10/15 10/1 – 10/8 Available Now
Gold 10/1 – 10/8 Available Now Available Now
Silver 9/27 – 10/10 Available Now Available Now
Black 10/11 – 10/14 Available Now Available Now
Jet Black November 10/28 – 11/4
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 9/22 – 9/29 9/27 – 10/10 9/22 – 9/29
Gold 9/27 – 10/10 9/22 – 9/29 9/22 – 9/29
Silver 10/03 – 10/17 9/22 – 9/29 9/22 – 9/29
Black 10/11 – 10/24 9/22 – 9/29 9/22 – 9/29
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 10/12 10/5
Gold 10/5 10/12 9/28
Silver 10/12 10/5 9/23
Black 10/12 9/28 Available
Jet Black 10/19 10/5
iPhone 7 Plus – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/17 – 10/24 November 10/17 – 10/24
Gold 10/17 – 10/24 10/17 – 10/24 10/17 – 10/24
Silver 10/17 – 10/24 10/17 – 10/24 10/17 – 10/24
Black 10/17 – 10/24 10/17 – 10/24 10/17 – 10/24
Jet Black December December
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/19 – 10/26 November 10/16 – 10/30
Gold 10/12 – 10/26 10/16 – 10/30 10/16 – 10/30
Silver 10/16 – 10/30 10/16 – 10/30 10/16 – 10/30
Black 10/19 – 10/26 10/23 – 11/6 10/16 – 10/30
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold November 10/10 – 10/24 9/27 – 10/10
Gold 09/27 – 10/10 10/10 – 10/24 9/27 – 10/10
Silver 10/10 – 10/24 10/10 – 10/24 10/10 – 10/24
Black November November 10/3 – 10/17/td>
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 11/16 11/2
Gold 10/26 11/2 10/19
Silver 10/12 11/2 10/19
Black 11/2 11/9 10/26
Jet Black November November
 

iPhone Availability 09/18/2016 (Midday)

Here is the availability for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. There are some sprint models that are now available.

iPhone 7

  • AT&T – 128GB Jet Black has slipped from 10/21 to 10/28.
  • Sprint – 32GB Black has slipped from 9/16 to 10/11.
  • Sprint – 128GB Rose Gold has slipped from 9/16 to 10/1.
  • Spring – 128GB Silver has slipped from 9/16 to 9/27.
  • Sprint – 128GB Jet Black has slipped from 10/19 to November.
  • Sprint – 256GB Jet Black has slipped from 10/19 to 10/28.
  • T-Mobile – 32GB Silver has slipped from 9/27 to 10/03.
  • Verizon – 32GB Silver has slipped from 10/5 to 10/12.
  • Verizon – 128GB Silver has slipped from 9/30 to 10/5.
  • Verizon – 128GB Black has slipped from 9/23 to 9/28.
  • Verizon – 256GB Gold has slipped from 9/23 to 9/28.
  • Verizon – 256GB Rose Gold has slipped from 9/28 to 10/5.

iPhone 7 Plus

  • AT&T – 128GB Black has slipped from 10/14 to 10/21.
  • Sprint – 32GB Gold has slipped from 9/23 to 10/12.
  • Sprint – 32GB Silver has slipped from 9/23 to 10/16.
  • Sprint – 128GB Rose Gold has slipped from 10/12 to November.
  • Spring – 128GB Gold has slipped from 9/23 to 10/16.
  • Sprint – 256GB Rose Gold has slipped from 9/23 to 10/16.
  • Sprint – 256GB Gold has slipped from 9/23 to 10/16.
  • Sprint – 256GB Silver has slipped from 9/23 to 10/16.
  • Sprint – 256GB Black has slipped from 10/3 to 10/16.
  • T-Mobile – 32GB Rose Gold has slipped from 10/10 to November.
  • T-Mobile – 128GB Rose Gold has slipped from 9/27 to 10/10.
  • T-Mobile – 32GB Gold has improved from 10/10 to 9/27.
  • T-Mobile – 128GB Silver has slipped from 9/27 to 10/10.
  • Verizon – 32GB Rose Gold has slipped from 10/12 to 10/19.
  • Verizon – 32GB Gold has slipped from 10/5 to 10/12.
  • Verizon – 32GB Black has slipped from 10/19 to 10/26.
  • Verizon – 128GB Rose Gold has slipped from 10/26 to 11/2.
  • Verizon – 128GB Gold has slipped from 10/19 to 10/26.
  • Verizon – 128GB Silver has slipped from 10/19 to 10/26.
  • Verizon – 128GB Black has slipped from 10/26 to 11/2.
  • Verizon – 256GB Rose Gold has slipped from 10/19 to 11/2.
  • Verizon – 256GB Silver has slipped from 10/12 to 10/19.
  • Verizon – 256GB Black has slipped from 10/5 to 10/26.
iPhone 7
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Black 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Gold 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Silver 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Black 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
iPhone 7 Plus
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November

iPhone 7 – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 9/19 – 9/21 9/23 – 9/30 9/23 – 9/30
Gold 9/19 – 9/21 9/23 – 9/30 9/19 – 9/21
Silver 9/23 – 9/30 9/23 – 9/30 9/19 – 9/21
Black 9/23 – 9/30 9/23 – 9/30 9/23 – 9/30
Jet Black 10/28 – 11/4 10/28 – 11/4
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Available Now 10/1 – 10/8 Available Now
Gold Available Now Available Now Available Now
Silver 9/27 – 10/10 Available Now Available Now
Black 10/11 – 10/14 Available Now Available Now
Jet Black November 10/28
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 9/19 – 9/26 9/27 – 10/10 9/19 – 9/26
Gold 9/27 – 10/10 9/19 – 9/26 9/19 – 9/26
Silver 10/03 – 10/17 9/19 – 9/26 9/19 – 9/26
Black 10/11 – 10/24 9/19 – 9/26 9/19 – 9/23
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/5 10/5 10/5
Gold 10/5 10/5 9/23
Silver 10/12 10/5 9/23
Black 10/12 9/28 Available
Jet Black 10/19 10/5
iPhone 7 Plus – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/14 – 10/21 November 10/14 – 10/21
Gold 10/14 – 10/21 10/14 – 10/21 10/14 – 10/21
Silver 10/14 – 10/21 10/14 – 10/21 10/14 – 10/21
Black 10/14 – 10/21 10/21 – 10/28 10/14 – 10/21
Jet Black December December
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 – 10/26 November 10/16 – 10/30
Gold 10/12 – 10/26 10/16 – 10/30 10/16 – 10/30
Silver 10/16 – 10/30 10/16 – 10/30 10/16 – 10/30
Black 10/19 – 10/26 10/10 – 10/19 9/23 – 9/30
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold November 10/10 – 10/24 9/27 – 10/10
Gold 09/27 – 10/10 10/04 – 10/18 9/27 – 10/10
Silver 10/10 – 10/24 10/10 – 10/24 10/10 – 10/24
Black November November 10/16 – 10/30
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 11/2 11/2
Gold 10/5 10/26 10/12
Silver 10/12 10/26 10/19
Black 10/26 10/26 10/26
Jet Black November November
 

iPhone Availability for 09/16/2016 (Morning)

This is the availability for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-order delivery day. If you order from AT&T, there are some models that are still available for early shipping next week.

iPhone 7

  • T-Mobile 32GB Rose Gold has improved from 10/11 to 9/19
  • T-Mobile 32GB Silver has improved from 10/11 to 9/19
  • Verizon 128GB Silver has slipped a week from 9/23 to 9/30

iPhone 7 Plus

  • T-Mobile 128GB Rose Gold has improved from 10/04 to 9/27
  • T-Mobile 32GB Silver has slipped from 10/04 to 10/10
  • T-Mobile 128GB Silver has improved from 10/04 to 9/27
  • T-Mobile 256GB Silver has slipped from 10/04 to 10/10
  • T-Mobile 128GB Black has slipped from 10/10 to November
  • T-Mobile 256GB Black has slipped from 9/27 to 10/03
  • Verizon 128GB Rose Gold has slipped two weeks from 10/12 to 10/26
  • Verizon 256GB Rose Gold has slipped one week from 10/12 to 10/19
  • Verizon 128GB Gold has slipped one week from 10/12 to 10/19
  • Verizon 256GB Gold has slipped one week from 10/5 to 10/12
  • Verizon 128GB Black has slipped one week from 10/19 to 10/26
iPhone 7
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 7
Gold 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Silver 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Black 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Gold 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Silver Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Black Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Gold Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Silver Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Black Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7 Sep 30 – Oct 7
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
iPhone 7 Plus
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November

iPhone 7 – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 9/19 – 9/23 9/23 – 9/30 9/23 – 9/30
Gold 9/19 – 9/23 9/23 – 9/30 9/19 – 9/21
Silver 9/23 – 9/30 9/23 – 9/30 9/19 – 9/2
Black 9/23 – 9/30 9/23 – 9/30 9/23 – 9/30
Jet Black 10/21 – 10/28 10/28 – 11/4
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23
Gold 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23
Silver 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23
Black 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23
Jet Black 10/19 – 10/26 10/19 – 10/26
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 9/19 – 9/26 9/27 – 10/10 9/19 – 9/26
Gold 9/27 – 10/10 9/19 – 9/26 9/19 – 9/26
Silver 9/27 – 10/10 9/19 – 9/26 9/19 – 9/26
Black 10/11 – 10/24 9/19 – 9/26 9/19 – 9/23
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/5 10/5 9/28
Gold 10/5 10/5 9/23
Silver 10/5 9/30 9/23
Black 10/12 9/23 9/23
Jet Black 10/19 10/5
iPhone 7 Plus – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/14 – 10/21 November 10/14 – 10/21
Gold 10/14 – 10/21 10/14 – 10/21 10/14 – 10/21
Silver 10/14 – 10/21 10/14 – 10/21 10/14 – 10/21
Black 10/14 – 10/21 10/14 – 10/21 10/14 – 10/21
Jet Black December December
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 – 10/19 10/12 – 10/19 9/23 – 9/30
Gold 9/23 – 9/30 10/12 – 10/19 9/23 – 9/30
Silver 9/23 – 9/30 10/12 – 10/19 9/23 – 9/30
Black 10/19 – 10/26 10/10 – 10/19 9/23 – 9/30
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/10 – 10/24 09/27 – 10/10 9/27 – 10/10
Gold 10/10 – 10/24 10/04 – 10/18 9/27 – 10/10
Silver 10/10 – 10/24 9/27 – 10/10 10/10 – 10/24
Black November November 10/03 – 10/17
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 10/26 10/19
Gold 10/5 10/19 10/12
Silver 10/12 10/19 10/12
Black 10/19 10/26 10/5
Jet Black November November
 

HomeKit in iOS 10: Choosing the Right Amount of Light

When Apple introduced HomeKit back it 2014 at its World Wide Development Conference (WWDC), the idea of an internet connected home intrigued me. The idea of a connected home is definitely not a new concept. It is one that has been dreamt of by Sci-fi authors of the 1950’s, and possibly even earlier than that, but is just now emerging as one that might be plausible, should someone truly want to attempt it.

There are many different problems that could arise from creating an internet-connected home. Besides the cost, which would not necessarily be an insignificant amount, the second biggest issues would be the competing standards. Right now, there are three competing standards, ZigBee, Z-Wave, and HomeKit. This article will focus on HomeKit.

There are times that we are looking for a solution and we find one, we tend to want to implement the solution everywhere. While writing my Hue Lights Starter Kit to work with the new Home app in iOS 10. One of the things I contemplated was where to put the lights. I opted to put one in the master bedroom and one in the living room. The reason for choosing these is because these where the only two locations where I could feasibly add connected lights. Let me explain,

After a couple of weeks of using the lights, it crossed my mind to go ahead and replace all of the lights in my house with connected light bulbs. The total number of light bulbs would be 55 bulbs total. Of these, I am sure that I could replace 46 of these with the same type of light bulbs that I have now. The Philips Hue hub would be able to handle all of these bulbs, so that would not be a problem. There is one problem that is not necessarily insurmountable, it would just require time. But, before that, there may be other issues as well.

The first issue is dealing with power. Not necessarily power being removed from the home, however that is an issue for anyone, even if they use non-connected lights. No, the issue that I am referring to is the light switches. The issue with internet connected devices, and in particular light bulbs, is that if power is removed, even through the act of flipping a light switch, the connected light bulbs will not operate.

homekit-bulbs

As you might have guessed, this is the issue that would take some time to overcome. The act of flipping on and off a light is one that has become second nature to almost everyone in modern society. Let us presume that one would take the initiative to replace all of their standard lights, and just go ahead and decide to keep all of their light switches in the “on” position. There is another issue, others.

An alternative solution to this would be install the lights, and remove the light switches entirely. This solution, while doable and for all intents impractical today, would be the solution that Sci-Fi authors predicted in the 1950’s and in all likelihood, may be a solution that is feasible in the not too distant future.

As one might be aware, not everybody is the most technologically savvy. There are some that do not like to use a technological solution for what many might consider a simple process. These individuals may not be willing to embrace the new functions of HomeKit, when their existing solutions suffice for their needs.

The last issue is more of a theoretical one. The Home app allows you to invite anyone to be able to adjust the settings on a home that you have configured. If your family is one that is more willing, technologically speaking, to use their iOS devices to control the home, they will have full control. If you have any tricksters in your family, you may want to limit their ability to have access to the lights, unless you want the lights to be turning on and off whenever they fancy. This could be particularly unnerving if they start messing with the lights remotely.

While iOS 10’s new Home app will make it simple to go ahead and create elaborate setups of internet connected devices, replacing all one’s lights with HomeKit-enabled ones, it may not always be best to do so. While internet-connected lights can make some things convenient, it may not be best to be all gung-ho and replace all of your current lights. However, adding them strategically may be able to make life just a tad bit easier for everyone. Despite all of this, if it makes sense for you to add lights, do so in a manner that makes the most sense for you.

 

iPhone Availability for 09/14/2016 (Evening)

Here is the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus availability for the evening of 09/14/2016.

  • AT&T – 128GB Rose Gold iPhone 7 Plus is now ‘November’ from 10/17.
  • Sprint – 128GB and 256GB Jet Black iPhone 7 have improved from ‘November’ to 10/19 – 10/26
  • Sprint – 32GB Black has improved slightly to 10/19 – 10/26 from ‘November
  • T-Mobile – 32GB Black iPhone 7 Plus is now ‘November’ from 9/30
  • T-Mobile – 32GB Rose Gold, Gold, and Silver iPhone 7 Plus have all improved from ‘November’
  • Verizon – 32GB Rose Gold and Gold iPhone 7 has slipped to 10/5 from 9/23.
  • Verizon – 32GB Silver iPhone 7 has slipped to 10/5 from 9/28.
  • Verizon – 32GB Black iPhone 7 has slipped to 10/12 from 9/28.
  • Verizon – 32GB Rose Gold iPhone 7 Plus has slipped a week to 10/12 from 10/5
  • Verizon – 256GB Silver iPhone 7 Plus has slipped a week to 10/12 from 10/5
  • Verizon – 32GB and 128GB Black iPhone 7 Plus have slipped a week to 10/19 from 10/12
iPhone 7
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Sep 28 – Sep 30
Gold 2-3 weeks Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3
Silver 2-3 weeks Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3
Black 2-3 weeks Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Sep 28 – Sep 30 Sep 28 – Sep 30 Sep 28 – Sep 30
Gold 2-3 weeks Sep 28 – Sep 30 Sep 28 – Sep 30
Silver Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3
Black Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3
Gold Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3
Silver Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3
Black Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3 Sep 29 – Oct 3
Jet Black 3-5 weeks 3-5 weeks
iPhone 7 Plus
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 4 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 4
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 4
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Sep 30 – Oct 4 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 4
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 4
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 4
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Sep 30 – Oct 4
Jet Black November November

iPhone 7 – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 9/16 – 9/19 9/21 – 9/28 9/21 – 9/28
Gold 9/16 – 9/19 9/21 – 9/28 9/16 – 9/19
Silver 9/21 – 9/28 9/21 – 9/28 9/16 – 9/19
Black 9/21 – 9/28 9/21 – 9/28 9/21 – 9/28
Jet Black 10/19 – 10/26 10/26 – 11/2
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23
Gold 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23
Silver 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23
Black 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23 9/16 – 9/23
Jet Black 10/19 – 10/26 10/19 – 10/26
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/11 – 10/24 9/27 – 10/10 9/19 – 9/26
Gold 9/27 – 10/10 9/19 – 9/26 9/19 – 9/26
Silver 10/11 – 10/24 9/19 – 9/26 9/19 – 9/26
Black 10/11 – 10/24 9/19 – 9/26 9/19 – 9/23
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/5 10/5 9/28
Gold 10/5 10/5 9/23
Silver 10/5 9/23 9/23
Black 10/12 9/23 9/23
Jet Black 10/19 10/5
iPhone 7 Plus – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 – 10/19 November 10/12 – 10/19
Gold 10/12 – 10/19 10/12 – 10/19 10/12 – 10/19
Silver 10/12 – 10/19 10/12 – 10/19 10/12 – 10/19
Black 10/12 – 10/19 10/19 – 10/26 10/12 – 10/19
Jet Black November November
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 – 10/19 10/12 – 10/19 9/23 – 9/30
Gold 9/23 – 9/30 10/12 – 10/19 9/23 – 9/30
Silver 9/23 – 9/30 10/12 – 10/19 9/23 – 9/30
Black 10/19 – 10/26 10/10 – 10/19 9/23 – 9/30
Jet Black November November
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/10 – 10/24 10/04 – 10/18 9/27 – 10/24
Gold 10/04 – 10/18 10/04 – 10/18 9/27 – 10/24
Silver 10/10 – 10/24 10/04 – 10/18 10/04 – 10/18
Black November 10/10 – 10/24 9/27 – 10/10
Jet Black November November
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 10/12 10/12 10/12
Gold 10/5 10/12 10/5
Silver 10/12 10/19 10/12
Black 10/19 10/19 10/5
Jet Black November November