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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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Last [Q] Before I Pull the Trigger - Where to Buy iP5?

I am all set to place an order for my first ever iPhone online. I know I can get the iPhone 5 from different sources - Apple.com (unfortunately, closest store is an hour drive away), AT&T stores, AT&T online, Best Buy, WalMart, etc.

With all the reported build quality issues in the early stages of the release and the rumors that Apple has subsequently tightened QC, I was thinking that the best way to ensure I get a more or less defect-free iPhone is to get the one that was manufactured recently.

Which distribution channel do you, folks, think has the most recently manufactured units?

My guess is Apple.com or an Apple Store, but I may well be wrong. I would hate to deal with AT&T because they only allow one exchange and have a restocking fee.

Any other considerations as to where from it's best to get the iPhone?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: By the way, will I be able to exchange my iPhone at an Apple Store if I buy it from, say, Best Buy?

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