Apple Store Walk-in Buy a iPhone 5 Device only?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kcchaso, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone been able to get a device-only iPhone 5 at any Apple stores?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    quietstormSD

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    What do you mean by "device-only"? Unlocked?
     
  3. macrumors member

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    yes, you can usually get AT&T model as device only. sometimes you can get them to sell you the verizon model as well, which was my case.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why is there a smaller chance for the verizon?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I did.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    apparently verizon has asked apple to stop selling the verizon models as device only because verizon model is more useful as international lte compatibility and is in demand by gray market sellers. so apple acquiesced and verizon model device only sale wasn't happening at many apple store. but since supply-demand is catching up, so more apple stores may be more willing to sell the verizon model as device only.
     

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