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Picking Up iPhone 4 At An Apple Store? What Time Are You Getting There?
I know you can pick up starting at 7AM on the 24th...just curious how early people are planning on showing up? I was thinking 6AM myself. Hopefully it won't take hours to get through the line if you have a phone reserved, but this is my first experience with getting the device on launch day, so I have no idea what to expect.
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So are you saying they hand you the phone, swipe your credit card and away you go to activate at home by plugging into iTunes? They don't have to do any sort of set up or activation in store that might slow things down? I hope that's the case. Just hand me my phone, let me pay you, and be on my way.
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- 06-17-2010, 09:06 AM #15
I think it'll be a nightmare. I'll probably go at 5am. Best to get there early and get it over with. Got 3 phones reserved.
At least i've gotten AT&T to solve my little problem of my upgrade saying 8/12/10 and apple's saying 2/12/11. Now its saying i'm good to go for lowest pricing. They credited me 50.00 for my troubles. But its the main thing that prevented me from preordering and getting it shipped to me.
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- 06-17-2010, 01:32 PM #19
I plan on being first in line so I'll get there probably at 4:30-5:00am. I like to get in and get the EFF out. Apple stores are frustrating on normal days as it is, I can't imagine what its going to be like next Thursday morning...
What sucks is that my Apple store is in a mall which will make this process even more frustrating. Cest la vie...
- 06-17-2010, 10:14 PM #20
I'm just hoping i can still see the door when i get there.
Last year was nothing. I walked into an AT&T store at 9am (standard opening) and walked out 10min later with a 3GS on launch day. No preorder or reservation. There wasn't even a line.
That's not happening this year.
- 06-18-2010, 12:25 PM #21iPhone Nanite
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Per both AT&T and Apple, to sign the contract you must either be the primary or be listed as a "Retail authorized user". A "Retail authorized user" is basically like having admin rights. Anyone with this privilege can make any change the primary can make, including signing a contract.
However, note that you will not have "retail authorized user" status by default, and per both, if you don't have it, no iPhone 4 for you.
You can check this my logging in to your AT&T account. If you don't have it the primary can add a retail authorized user via the website, on the phone or in an AT&T store. (Website is easiest.)
- 06-18-2010, 12:49 PM #22
Similar yet slightly different than Thndrct619's post. I was able to reserve a phone at the apple store for pick up on the 24th but being a glutton for punishment continued to try all day long to order one and be able to have it delivered to me directly. I was able to do it and so my phone will be coming on launch day. HOWEVER, my boss wants to get the new iphone too will i be able to go with him to the apple store and pick up the one I reserved and give to him to pay for/register?
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