9to5Mac reports that according to their sources, Apple will launch its in-store product reservation system – Personal Pickup for the new iPhone 5 tonight at 10:00pm ET.
The in-store product reservation system will allow customers to pre-purchase an iPhone 5 and pick it up from an Apple retail store the next day.
Customers will be able to reserve an iPhone 5 through the Personal Pickup program on Apple’s website or using the Apple Store app.
Customers can use the Apple Store App or website between 10PM-4AM nightly to pre-purchase available iPhone 5 inventory for the next day.
Because customers are actually purchasing the iPhone, they will have upwards of two weeks to pick up the phone (when it becomes available).
Apple retail stores across the U.S have apparently received shipments of the new iPhone 5 units on Monday that will be held for customers who reserve through Personal Pickup program.
The stock will be limited, but it seems to be best way to get your hands on the new iPhone 5 as the shipping estimates have already slipped to 3-4 weeks on Apple’s website.