- 06-09-2009, 11:27 PM #26
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- 06-10-2009, 12:53 PM #32
according the the apple web page, a preorder reservation does not guarantee A phone on the 19th. it is still first come first serve. say you pre ordered and decided you were safe. then you went in to the store at noon. Then it is probable that you will not be getting your preordered phone that day because you weren't in line and they have run out! /shudder/ I cant bear to think of it that sounds horrible. LOL
If you preorder make sure your there to pick up very early!
- 06-10-2009, 09:49 PM #33
Well, nobody answered my question, I went to the AT&T store today and they said that the same shipment that AT&T ships to their stores will be shipping out iPhones to the people that preordered them, so we should get them around the same time the stores do. Worst case scenario is that if something happens, Fedex Overnight delivers on saturdays, so it'll be there first thing saturday morning if nothing else.
- 06-10-2009, 10:23 PM #34
- 06-10-2009, 10:23 PM #35
I just saw the fine print. So does that mean that you aren't guaranteed a phone if you pre-ordered? The makes pre-ordering at an apple store pointless if you dont get there early enough. Looks like I am gonna buy at an ATT store.
Last edited by Gennew; 06-10-2009 at 10:29 PM.
- 06-11-2009, 12:20 PM #36
- 06-11-2009, 01:03 PM #37
To add to the confusion:
I ordered my wife's 16bg white 3GS via APPLE. Her phone is on our personal ATT account. The confirmation says the device will be delivered on the 19th.
I purchased my 32gb black 3GS via my small business ATT account. the rep told me I will be getting my device "a few days: after the 19th.
I guess we will see...
- 06-11-2009, 01:58 PM #38
- 06-11-2009, 02:30 PM #39
So, I went in and cancelled the order that was shipping on the 19th and placed a different, third order. The third order still states "Delivers by June 19th". I even received an email from Apple stating that their systems had mistakenly stated shipping on the 19th and assured me that it would deliver by the 19th.
- 06-11-2009, 03:03 PM #40
- 06-13-2009, 10:06 AM #42iPhone Intermediate
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Initially I chose to "reserve" my phone through Apple.com. The only thing that made me nervous was the verbiage on my confirmation e-mail which states:
"Pre-authorization does not guarantee iPhone availability at an Apple Retail Store. iPhone is sold on a first-come, first-served basis."
I interpreted this to mean "we will try to reserve and iphone for you but at the end of the day you could possibly be SOL so get your butt their early on the 19th".
I then decided to simply pre-order mine from ATT. The phone is paid for, and I feel better about actually receiving a phone on the 19th.
- 06-13-2009, 12:39 PM #43
- 06-13-2009, 01:03 PM #44
I could be wrong. Either way Apple sent out a email to me and I'm assuming others to ignore what the confirmation email says and that I'd get my phone on the 19th regardless.
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Ash is right. If you order before 17th you will recieve it by 19th. My confirmation email said "delivers by June 19th", although I chose FREE SHIPPING.
The sales rep told me the LATEST I will recieve it is 19th,
For those who dont know, ATT Stores will have TWO lines Friday morning, one for current ATT customers UPGRADING, which these customers get to go in 7am and then the other "New customer" line gets to get whatever thats "left over" when the store open at regular hours.
But sadly, RESERVATION doesnt GUARANTEE you a unit, which defeats the whole purpose of reservation,,,(reminds me of the Seinfeld episode with the car he reserved )
- 06-13-2009, 04:30 PM #46
AT&T has been saying that if you order before the 17th "your order will be processed and will be shipped overnight to arrive as early as June 19th." I emailed them if they could guarantee a 19th delivery, they said no. Nobody really can, once they ship it it's out of their control. I went to the AT&T store, and they said that Apple will be shipping out individual pre-orders the same time they are shipping out store pre-orders, so basically, we should be getting them around the same time the stores do. I'm leaving for vacation sunday, so they better be right. lol.
- 06-13-2009, 04:36 PM #47
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- 06-14-2009, 02:42 PM #50iPhone Intermediate
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You don't have to be a current ATT customer to get in at 7am, as long as you pre-ordered before ATT ran out of their initial allotment you should get in early to pick up your phone.