1. iphonegenious's Avatar
    If you preorder the iPhone when it comes out on September 12 will you be able to pick it up at the store on the 21st or can it only be shipped to your house?
    08-30-2012 06:51 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you preorder the iPhone when it comes out on September 12 will you be able to pick it up at the store on the 21st or can it only be shipped to your house?
    Barring no delays, the answer is yes and yes, it can be shipped to your home.
    08-30-2012 07:31 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Barring no delays, the answer is yes and yes, it can be shipped to your home.
    But you will need to sign for it. Apple always requires a signature. I know that AT&T used to (haven't had a shipment from them in quite a while)... not sure about Sprint or VZW... and T-Mobile is a moot point, because they won't be carrying the iPhone.
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    08-30-2012 07:36 PM
  4. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    I'm curious about the exact same thing. If I go to the Verizon store in the 12 of September can I preorder it at the store and pick it up that Friday? When it comes out? Save me a spot on getting it that day before they run out.
    08-30-2012 07:49 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    I'm curious about the exact same thing. If I go to the Verizon store in the 12 of September can I preorder it at the store and pick it up that Friday? When it comes out? Save me a spot on getting it that day before they run out.
    Best bet is to pre order off of Apple's website and have it delivered on the 21st.
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    08-30-2012 09:09 PM
  6. CVCONDE's Avatar
    But you will need to sign for it. Apple always requires a signature. I know that AT&T used to (haven't had a shipment from them in quite a while)... not sure about Sprint or VZW... and T-Mobile is a moot point, because they won't be carrying the iPhone.
    Apple let's you "pre-sign" for the shipment. You print it from the order page, sign it and leave it on your door. Then FedEx just leaves the package.
    08-30-2012 11:12 PM
  7. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    If you order thru apple would it still be the same price as you would get At a carrier store? The 199.99 or whatever it may be? And can you open a new line with apple? Or is It best to go through Verizon.
    08-31-2012 12:43 AM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If you order thru apple would it still be the same price as you would get At a carrier store? The 199.99 or whatever it may be? And can you open a new line with apple? Or is It best to go through Verizon.
    You can do everything through the Apple store that you can through the carrier store (or website)...the prices are the same across the board. I bought my very first iPhone through AT&T, every other iPhone I've had went through the Apple store (or website). My experience with the Apple store was much better than the carrier store, i still remember sitting in AT&T on the launch day for over 3 hours why they tried to get my phone working properly (and I'm sure they've become more efficient at it, but once was enough for me).
    08-31-2012 06:58 AM
  9. Behshad's Avatar
    I remember iPhone 4 was delivered to me ( and many others ) 2 days before release date ( ordered from apple.com )
    09-03-2012 04:22 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    I remember iPhone 4 was delivered to me ( and many others ) 2 days before release date ( ordered from apple.com )
    Slipped through the cracks then. I wouldn't expect this to happen again. Don't think that happened at all last year.
    09-03-2012 05:00 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    Barring no delays, the answer is yes and yes, it can be shipped to your home.
    Did they allow for orders to be picked up in store? I thought they didn't allow that last year on 4S launch.
    09-03-2012 05:44 PM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    Slipped through the cracks then. I wouldn't expect this to happen again. Don't think that happened at all last year.
    It did on the 4 but not the 4S. All 4S orders were held by the delivery companies.
    09-03-2012 05:45 PM
  13. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    Can I preorder at any time during the week and so between anouncement and release? And is there a delay on the delivery if I do so a little later than the couple first days - or something? Thanks in advance!
    09-03-2012 06:43 PM
  14. Jeremy's Avatar
    Can I preorder at any time during the week and so between anouncement and release? And is there a delay on the delivery if I do so a little later than the couple first days - or something? Thanks in advance!
    That will depend on various factors. All of which are unknown currently. Personally, I would not put it off for later.
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    09-03-2012 06:47 PM
  15. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    I wasn't supposed to put it off... but my girlfriend, on behalf of my daughter, just got me in a tight spot... Thanks for answering, that's what I was afraid of... Unless I'm mistaken, you have to pay in full for a preorder with delivery, and I'm buying a factory unlocked device... (Canada).
    09-03-2012 06:52 PM
  16. Behshad's Avatar
    I wasn't supposed to put it off... but my girlfriend, on behalf of my daughter, just got me in a tight spot... Thanks for answering, that's what I was afraid of... Unless I'm mistaken, you have to pay in full for a preorder with delivery, and I'm buying a factory unlocked device... (Canada).
    Why not the subsidized price ?
    09-03-2012 07:13 PM
  17. Jeremy's Avatar
    I wasn't supposed to put it off... but my girlfriend, on behalf of my daughter, just got me in a tight spot... Thanks for answering, that's what I was afraid of... Unless I'm mistaken, you have to pay in full for a preorder with delivery, and I'm buying a factory unlocked device... (Canada).
    Not even sure Apple will sell unlocked out of the gate.
    09-03-2012 07:33 PM
  18. Behshad's Avatar
    Not even sure Apple will sell unlocked out of the gate.


    You're right. Usually you have to wait a month or so before that's available. My guess is by November
    09-03-2012 07:36 PM
  19. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    Hence why I specified I was from Canada... The 4S could be bought unlocked at the release...
    09-03-2012 10:43 PM
  20. Jeremy's Avatar
    Hence why I specified I was from Canada... The 4S could be bought unlocked at the release...
    Don't think that was direct from Apple though. ?
    09-04-2012 05:41 PM
  21. trevorjd14's Avatar
    Can you port numbers on the Apple site, I assume?
    09-04-2012 09:49 PM
  22. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    Can you port numbers on the Apple site, I assume?
    Yes, you can.
    09-04-2012 10:41 PM
  23. iphone5crazy's Avatar
    Here's the big question though - Assuming the iPhone 5 has major supply shortages which is an easy assumption, what's the fastest way to get one in your hands:

    1. Pre-order and have it shipped to house
    2. Pre-order and pickup in store
    3. Be a schmuck and stand in line 2 days before the release without a pre-order.

    I think everyone is going to say #1 but last year, I pre-ordered the 4s the day they let your pre-order and delivery was a solid 3 or 4 days later than when everyone else got them from in-store pickup.
    09-06-2012 02:02 PM
  24. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    Don't think that was direct from Apple though. ?
    Yes it was... It was for iP4 and 4S. Just thought you'd like to know. I guess now, when even "lesser" carriers are selling the 4S in the US, you could very well see a first factory unlocked version on launch day, too. I mean, nothing scientific there but what's the point?... Unless AT&T and Verizon still get exclusivity over the first months...
    09-08-2012 08:04 PM
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