How to grab an iPhone 5 in under 24 hours

Credit: Apple

Joel Johnson at NBCNEWS.com and CNET’s Karyne Levy have shared their experiences of buying the iPhone 5 without having to wait between three to four weeks to actually hold it in their hands.

iPhone 5 units are shipped to Apple stores almost daily and they usually get picked up by people waiting in line or through online ordering.

Here are the steps to follow if you’re willing to get a new iPhone in less than 24 hours as detailed by Joel Johnson.

“Apple updates their in-stock information each evening at 10.

1. Before 10 p.m., go through the process at Apple’s online store to add a new iPhone 5 to your account. Select your model, carrier, and plan, then make sure it’s actually in your online shopping cart. (But don’t check out yet.)

2. A few minutes before 10 p.m., open up your cart and switch the shipping toggle to “In-Store Pick-Up.” A pop-up window will appear, allowing you to input your ZIP code. Go ahead and do that to see which Apple stores are in your area — and which ones you consider too far away for travel.

For more steps go to NBCNEWS.