Here's the full statement provided to TechCrunch:
We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world.
Beginning Friday, limited quantities of iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold, and black will be available for walk-in customers at Apple retail stores. During the online pre-order period, initial quantities of iPhone 7 Plus in all finishes and iPhone 7 in jet black sold out and will not be available for walk-in customers. Availability at partner locations for all finishes may vary and we recommend checking directly with them.
Customers can continue to order all models in all colors on apple.com. We sincerely appreciate our customers’ patience as we work hard to get the new iPhone into the hands of everyone who wants one as quickly as possible.
T-Mobile recently announced that pre-orders for the iPhone 7 were four times higher than those for the iPhone 6 and that matte black was the most popular color.
The iPhone 7 will be released tomorrow September 16th. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.