Buying iPhone 5 from Apple Store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DreLamar, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Can I buy the iPhone 5 frm apple & get it activated @ AT&T because I'm gonna have the SIM cards switched with the 4S & 5. I dnt wanna buy frm AT&T or Bestbuy because theirs always a defect overheating glitches etc....
     
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    MadGoat

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    An iPhone is an iPhone is an iPhone.

    Buy it from Bestbuy, Radio Shack, AT&T or Apple, it's all the same quality.
     
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    Jordan921

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    I'm sure no matter where you buy it they are the same.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    If u go into the Apple store, it says (1)Select Phone, then (2)Select Carrier... so I think yes.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bought my 3G 2008 AT&T major problems apple replaced it no problems. Bought the 4 frm apple no problems. 4S from bestbuy had to take it back to apple to be replaced cuz it would overheat really bad! I just wanna know if I could by it frm the apple store & take it to AT&T to get it activated because I'm gonna use the 5 for my line & 4s for the new line & I need the nano sim for my line & micro sim for my new line
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    They should be able to do all that for you at the apple store, but you can work it out however you need to.
     
  7. JAT
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    It will be activated by the time you leave the Apple Store. Just bring your current SIM along and swap if possible. Although I don't know, isn't it a different size or type, moving from the 3G i4s to the 4G i5? In which case, they can copy everything over before you leave.
     
  8. macrumors demi-god

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    This ^^^, unless you pay the unsubsidized price ($649/$749/$849).
     
  9. JAT
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    That doesn't matter. I got mine unsubsidized Tuesday, was making a call by the time I got out of the mall building.
     
  10. macrumors demi-god

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    Doesn't that make it more of a hassle for him?

    If he buys an iPhone 5 at the Apple Store (by adding a new line to his existing AT&T account), then Apple is going to activate that new line/new telephone# on the iPhone 5 nano SIM, which sounds like exactly what he doesn't want.

    It sounds like he's asking if he can buy a subsidized iPhone 5 from Apple, not have it activated, and then take it over to AT&T for activation. AFAIK, the answer to that is "no".
     
  11. JAT
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    Hmm, I wasn't recommending unsubsidized, just answering your comment.

    Well, he said he wants the new phone on his current line, subsidized. All he has to do is buy that, activate. Done. So, there's no reason to go to ATT, the answer is not just "no", it's "why would you".

    Then he wants a new line, with what will then be an unused phone. He could go to ATT to get that done. Or possibly just at home on the internet, although I'm not familiar with ATT, been on Tmob and VZW only.

    It doesn't need to be done all in the same minute. The i4 will be fine, it just becomes an iPod.
     

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