We previously told you about setting up email alerts from iStockNow for iPhone X stock availability at Apple Stores, but now there’s an even faster way.
All you need to do is follow the Ottawa-based Twitter account @rh_monitor and enabled mobile notifications. In the Twitter iOS app, just tap the ‘bell’ icon as seen below:
What this account does is track real-time iPhone X stock from Apple.ca, and from feedback we’ve heard, is as fast or faster than iStockNow’s alerts. Be sure to sign into Apple.ca so when you jump on a stock alert, you don’t waste extra time logging in (especially if you have 2-factor authentication enabled).
Once you see an alert for iPhone X stock at an Apple Store near you, jump to Apple’s iPhone X Reserve and Pick Up page to reserve your device (doing this on the web seems to be better than the Apple Store iOS app). Once that’s done, you can then head down and pick it up.
After speaking to ‘Robin Hood’ over private messages, he told us he’s doing this to help other Canadians secure an iPhone X, as it has also helped out his friends and family. He wants nothing back in return, because he believes in karma.
Be warned though, with mobile notifications enabled, you will be receiving a notification when each store gets stock, so that may clutter your lock screen. But it’s a small price to pay if you’re desperate for an iPhone X.
Looking at tweets in the past hour, Apple Stores are getting more 256GB models in stock.
In the meantime, don’t forget to read our iPhone X review, while you’re waiting to lock down an iPhone X for yourself!
— Seafarer??⚓️ (@capthss) November 8, 2017
Let us know how this Twitter account works for you!