Given that many Apple Stores don’t have the iPhone 7 in stock, many people have been frustrated in their attempts to buy the new smartphone.

Luckily there are a number of tools that can help you out. One of them is a website called iStockNow, which scans Apple Stores across the world for stock. You can search for an iPhone 7 in any color, in any size and from any carrier.

Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus
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Stock check Apple Stores online with iStockNow

iStockNow also has a live update feature, which means you can see stock levels change in real time. If you’ve been frustrated in your attempts to get an iPhone 7, this could be a great tool.

The site has in fact existed for years, focusing on the latest Apple smartphone. The iPhone 7 has proven hugely popular since launch, with an updated design, better processor and improved camera.

Commentators had questioned whether the latest Apple smartphone would be popular with consumers given the fact that it has no headphone jack. There have been some grumbles about the lack of audio connector, but for the most part the phone has been a roaring success.

iPhone 7 Plus and jet black versions most difficult to find

Availability of the phone has been sporadic given massive demand for pre-orders. Some areas have been luckier in getting shipments than others.

In fact there is a difference in availability between the standard iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus. There is currently fairly widespread availability of the standard model in the U.S., but many stores are out of iPhone 7 Plus handsets. Apple previously reported that the larger smartphone would be difficult to buy for a while.

The new jet black colorway is also very hard to get. It has proven to be vastly popular with buyers, and demand has so far outstripped supply.

If you don’t want to use iStockNow, you can also go to Apple.com to see what is in stock where. However iStockNow allows you to search multiple stores in your area, even if it doesn’t look up non-Apple Store outlets.

Despite a few reported issues, like hissgate and some problems with the new home button, the iPhone 7 looks like a success for Apple at this stage.