1. beachtrader's Avatar
    http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-973...g=2547-1_3-0-5

    If you're planning to stand in line for an iPhone at an AT&T store, or if you're already there, understand that you can only buy one of those babies this weekend.

    AT&T will only be selling one iPhone per person this weekend at this downtown San Francisco store, according to AppleInsider.

    AppleInsider received an e-mail from AT&T informing potential customers that it's one-and-done for iPhone purchases starting this Friday at 6 p.m., at least at the onset. Apple is also expected to limit purchases, but the company hasn't said how many devices you'll be allowed to take home. Neither company's Web site appears to have that info at the moment.

    That could be bad news for anybody planning to flip an iPhone on eBay or Craigslist this weekend for a profit--that is, assuming you actually wanted one for yourself. At either $499 or $599, that's quite the upfront investment, but several folks tried to do the same thing with PlayStation 3s last winter. Since the iPhone isn't actually activated until you take it home and hook it up to the Internet, it should be easy to sell a deactivated iPhone, assuming there's no purchase contract that would preclude you from doing that.
    06-27-2007 06:39 PM
  2. surur's Avatar
    And I so wanted to flip a few onto Ebay. I know there are plenty of iMorons with more money than sense.

    Surur
    06-27-2007 06:42 PM
  3. MacUser's Avatar
    And I so wanted to flip a few onto Ebay. I know there are plenty of iMorons with more money than sense.

    Surur
    LOL...for every supposed iMoron there seem to be 2 iHaters.
    06-27-2007 07:01 PM
  4. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    LOL...for every supposed iMoron there seem to be 2 iHaters.
    Trust me - they deserve more than 2 haters each. :evil:
    06-27-2007 08:32 PM
  5. llarson's Avatar
    Trust me - they deserve more than 2 haters each. :evil:
    Remember if Kupe says it Thats the way it is.
    06-27-2007 08:34 PM
  6. MacUser's Avatar
    Trust me - they deserve more than 2 haters each. :evil:
    Well, you can't swing a dead cat and not hit an iHater in this forum
    06-27-2007 08:38 PM
  7. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    Well, you can't swing a dead cat and not hit an iHater in this forum
    Perfectly good waste of a dead cat if you ask me!
    06-27-2007 08:42 PM
  8. mikec#IM's Avatar
    The iMartyrs sure come out of the woodwork when the iRealists appear.
    06-28-2007 12:57 AM
  9. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    Are they putting out any in-store testers for the public? ATT has a bad habit of waiting to put out testers but expecting people just to buy without looking. Hopefully Apple will have some though.
    06-28-2007 01:28 AM
  10. mikec#IM's Avatar
    Re: testers, I doubt it, not on the first day.
    06-28-2007 01:56 AM
  11. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    How many would like to test the touchscreen before buying it though? Or are people just going to sign over 2 yrs. to ATT without looking?

    Another question: At the Apple store, are you buying one then going to ATT to activate it or are they going to open ATT kiosks in Apple? They already supposedly said don't bother to try using it without "activation".
    06-28-2007 02:00 AM
  12. surur's Avatar
    The staff will walk around with tester units (in the line I guess) and activation will take place at home.

    Surur
    06-28-2007 02:15 AM
  13. Malatesta's Avatar
    yeah, activation is done at home via iTunes. You can take your time and choose your plan, no need for a rep to step in.
    06-28-2007 02:37 AM
  14. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    What I mean is it appears you can't use the phone at all without activating an iPhone plan. So if you buy the phone at Apple, you have to go to ATT to activate it, right?

    You can't just swap out your SIM, another thread said that ATT faqs said that. Unless "activate" only means iTunes. But I thought it meant iPhone plan also. Which really sucks for those who already have unlimited data with another phone. Now you'd have to redo your whole contract just to use the iPhone.
    06-28-2007 03:40 AM
  15. surur's Avatar
    Nothing, not even the ipod functionality, will work without activation. There is a rumour that the device will need an onsite firmware upgrade before its allowed to leave the store however.

    Surur
    06-28-2007 03:56 AM
  16. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    PITA just to use the iPhone. Shame on Apple and ATT for all the hoops!

    I'll pay $600 for those new Sony Ericssons with US 3G chips and NO restrictions on activation, music(except maybe size of MP3), expandable memory, etc.! In fact, I think they're a bit less than $600.

    Wow! One will have worldwide 3G chips and HSDPA!! Way to go Sony!!
    06-28-2007 04:31 AM
  17. surur's Avatar
    8 Gb microSD SDHC cards will be here soon.
    http://www.electronista.com/articles...k.8gb.microsd/

    Surur
    06-28-2007 04:46 AM
  18. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    And 4GB memory stick M2s for us SE fans!

    I think most phones can take up to 2 or 4GB microSD at this time, right? 8GB would be sweet though!
    06-28-2007 04:58 AM
  19. tirk's Avatar
    Well, you can't swing a dead cat and not hit an iHater in this forum
    The clue may be in the site name? An iPhone forum here doesn't have to be an advocacy forum, surely.
    06-28-2007 04:58 AM
  20. bruckwine's Avatar
    Anotherr question - and yes it may not be a problem in the US- but I hope they don't try and tie this phone to iTunes outside the US. Where I live for example ppl will do wonders to get the latest gadget (sell themselves etc) but it doesn't mean they HAVE PCs...but then again what am I saying - this phone is obviously for ppl who can afford expensive things (forget my point)!
    06-28-2007 06:38 AM
  21. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    8 Gb microSD SDHC cards will be here soon.
    http://www.electronista.com/articles...k.8gb.microsd/

    Surur
    If they can stuff 8gb in there, why in the world:

    1. don't ALL smartphones come with 8gb built in, and

    2. are there no 32gb SD cards?

    As for the original poster, and your response, can you point me to one of your iMorons who wants to spend a couple of grand on an unopened iPhone...I've got a tuition bill to make for my daughter in a couple of months...
    06-28-2007 10:51 AM
  22. surur's Avatar
    If they can stuff 8gb in there, why in the world:

    1. don't ALL smartphones come with 8gb built in, and

    2. are there no 32gb SD cards?
    They are clearly milking us. But it will come eventually.

    Ask yourself why >95% of WM devices still come with only 128 Mb storage. Its a rip-off

    Surur
    06-28-2007 11:14 AM
  23. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    They are clearly milking us. But it will come eventually.

    Ask yourself why >95% of WM devices still come with only 128 Mb storage. Its a rip-off

    Surur
    Very good points, especially that base RAM BS.
    06-28-2007 11:15 AM
  24. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    Chicago Apple store claims they will sell 2 per person. Why the difference in policy between Apple and ATT?
    06-29-2007 03:54 AM
  25. GreenHex's Avatar
    ...they will sell 2 per person.
    It also seems their policy is, "First come, first screwed."
    06-29-2007 08:45 AM
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